Courtesy: K-State Athletics
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Thanks to the continued support and dedication of K-Staters world-wide, K-State Athletics Director John Currie announced today that the department is moving forward with the long-awaited Limestone Field Wall Project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The limestone field wall is the signature component of $3 million in expected offseason enhancements for Bill Snyder Family Stadium including the replacement of the existing asphalt track and the addition of speaker arrays to enhance the sound system. The project, which consists of elements of Phase IV of the BSFS Master Plan, is set to begin at the conclusion of the 2016 season and expected to be completed prior to next season.
“Over the past five years, thanks to the generosity of K-Staters world-wide, we have invested more than $185 million in facility upgrades in and around Bill Snyder Family Stadium which have not only benefitted all 450 of our student-athletes but also the entire K-State Family operationally and aesthetically,” Currie said. “The limestone wall around Wagner Field and improvements to our current sound system are two items that our fans are very passionate about and will further our commitment to the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12 upon completion next fall. Ultimately, this project will raise the level of how we represent Kansas State University in front of nationally-televised audiences, visiting fans and prospective student-athletes.”
These improvements will be funded through the Capstone Campaign and is a special opportunity for fans to etch their name in the history of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. There are 300 capstones available for customization. Those interested in contributing to the Capstone Campaign can do so by visiting the project website or contacting Blair DeBord at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 532-2406.
The Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan was launched in 2010, with the addition of restrooms in the east upper deck and a new AstroTurf playing surface on Wagner Field completed prior to the 2011 season. The $85 million West Stadium Center was completed in 2013, while the $70 million state-of-the-art Vanier Family Football Complex opened its doors in 2015. This past summer, Phase 3B was completed at a cost of $15 million providing fans a 360-degree concourse for the first time in stadium history, a showcase stage for the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band and spacious new locker and meeting areas for the visiting team and officials. All projects and phases have been privately funded with zero state tax or university tuition dollars.
For more details on the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan, click here.