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K-State to announce $75 million project to add stadium luxury suites, club seating

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.

IRVING, Texas — Kansas State will unveil plans Thursday for a $75 million expansion project for Snyder Family Stadium that would create luxury boxes and a press box that would span the entire length of the stadium's west side, according to sources close to the program.

The announcement will be made at a Cotton Bowl pep rally Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Sources are optimistic K-State can break ground on the project as early as this summer, with construction taking place around the current press box, leaving it available for use during the 2012 season.

The expansion, which K-State athletic director John Currie has listed as his top priority for months and has spent time raising funds for since last summer, calls for a total renovation to the press box, a five-story structure was built in 1993.

The new structure will stretch from end zone to zone. It will include additional club-level seating, suites and a new working press area, as well as several other updated amenities.

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