With the Manhattan area experiencing more than five inches of rain over the past week, K-State Athletics officials announced Thursday that parking in some of the grass lots around Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be reduced for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State due to wet and muddy conditions.
With additional rain forecasted for Friday, little or no improvement in the ground conditions is expected before Saturday’s 11 a.m., Homecoming contest.
The Ag and Grain Sciences parking lots north of the stadium will have limited availability for parking. Only about 250 of the normal 1,000 spaces in the Ag Lot will be available. All grass parking at the Grain Sciences area has been closed; only parking in the paved areas will be accessible.
Lot 9 east of the stadium is expected to operate at full capacity. Also, parking for recreational vehicles north of the KSU Foundation will be open for business as normal. Athletics officials suggested fans utilize the Equine Lot north of the fire station off Denison Avenue, where 1,000 vehicles can be accommodated. Cost at the Equine Lot is $20.
On campus, parking is available at the KSU Parking Garage (no tailgating allowed), and the following lots: B16 and B17 north of Weber Hall; A17 and A18 north of Waters Hall; B5, east of Vet Med; B11 and B13, near Dole Hall; B4, north of Call Hall, and A1, A2 and A3 at the corner of Manhattan and Bluemont. For a campus map, click here. Tailgating is not permitted in campus parking lots.
For those parking on campus, a free shuttle service sponsored by the K-State Union and K-State Campus Store is available beginning two hours prior to kickoff from the south circle on 17th Street, between the K-State Parking Garage and the Union. Passengers will be dropped off near the Quick Cats convenience store in the Jardine Plaza Neighborhood southeast of the stadium. Return trips resume with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and continue until approximately one hour after the game.
The Manhattan public transit system, aTa Bus, also runs a gameday shuttle on its routes. For more information, go to www.flinthillsatabus.com or call 785-537-6345.
All parking lots around Bill Snyder Family Stadium will open at 6 a.m., five hours prior to kickoff. Parking in the east and west lots of the stadium is reserved for members of the Ahearn Fund and requires a pass for entry. Paid parking for fans with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis at $20 in the east and west stadium lots. To gain entry, guests must display a state-issued accessible license plate or hangtag and present a disability card along with a form of personal identification.