MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNW) – K-State Athletics has finalized its ticketing options for the 2020-21 men’s basketball home season with a plan for 25 percent capacity inside Bramlage Coliseum with designated reserved seating in a socially distanced configuration, athletics officials announced today.
Current season ticket holders will have the option of purchasing reserved season tickets that will be designated by specific chairbacks or Cat Cushions in groups of twos and fours throughout Sections 1-20 and 25-27.
In accordance with their Ahearn Fund priority point order, 2019-20 season ticket holders will be able to select reserved seats through an online process, which has been utilized in previous seasons. Specific selection dates and times will be communicated directly to eligible season ticket holders at a later date.
Due to the unique circumstances of the season, a 25 percent discount off the full ticket price, including any Ahearn Fund seat donation, will be applied on 2020-21 season tickets. Packages start at $258.
Season-long general admission parking passes can be purchased for $100, with no required Ahearn Fund donation.
All tickets and parking will be delivered digitally, with fans choosing between mobile and print-at-home tickets.
Student pass holders have received information via email on ticket opportunities, as well as an option to opt out of the 2020-21 season. Due to required capacity limitations inside Bramlage Coliseum and many of the home games occurring during the university’s extended winter break, the student section will be relocated to Sections 21-24, dependent on demand.
Any single-game ticket opportunities will be made available following the season-ticket selection process.
All purchases are final. All game dates, times and opponents are subject to change. Any refunds due to canceled games will be assessed at the end of the season.
Earlier this week, athletic department officials announced a 17-game home schedule at Bramlage Coliseum, which includes the inaugural Little Apple Classic that will tip off the season on Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27. The Wildcats will play eight of their nine non-conference games at home, including the return of a home-and-home series with UNLV on Saturday, December 5 and a matchup with former Big 12 foe Texas A&M on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in the previously announced SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
K-State will begin its nine-game Big 12 home schedule on Saturday, December 19 against Final Four contender Baylor. Other conference home games include TCU (Saturday, January 2), Oklahoma State (Saturday, January 9), Iowa State (Wednesday, January 13), West Virginia (Saturday, January 23), Texas Tech (Saturday, February 6), Texas (Tuesday, February 9), Kansas (Tuesday, February 16) and Oklahoma (Tuesday, February 23).
Game times will be released as they become official.
As a reminder, the following are the new guidelines and safety measures that will be in place for the 2020-21 season.
In accordance with City of Manhattan ordinance and Kansas State University policy, guests must wear face coverings over their mouths and noses in order to enter Bramlage Coliseum and continue wearing them inside the arena. Guests should provide their own face coverings; K-State will not provide face coverings.
Guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, deaf or hard of hearing or have a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering will be required to wear a face shield as a reasonable modification. K-State will not provide face shields. Children 5 and under are not required to wear a face covering.
Seating in Bramlage Coliseum is designed for social distancing with capacity limited to approximately 25 percent. Fans are instructed to sit in the designated reserved seating blocks and maintain appropriate distance from other fans while inside Bramlage Coliseum.
To limit points of contact, fans are asked to hold their clear bag and cell phone in front of them at chest level as they enter through the metal detectors. If no alarm is sounded, fans may enter with only a visual inspection of their bag. Any alarm will require secondary screening and bag inspection.
Due to restrictions mandated for the safety of the participating teams and officials, the court area and south tunnel will not be accessible to the public this season. Elevator passes will not be issued. Access to the seating areas will only be permitted from the concourse level. Seating for guests with disabilities and companions are available through the ticket office or for exchange on day of game as available at guest services behind Section 26.
The east and west lots of Bramlage Coliseum will be sold on a general admission basis.
Other Safety Measures
Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the stadium, as well as signage, to encourage social distancing. Also, stadium employees will be required to wear protective gear and face coverings.