Kansas State University

Kansas State announces plans to add limestone wall at football stadium

A new enhancement is on the way to Kansas State’s football stadium.

The school announced Thursday that it plans to build a limestone wall around the entirety of the playing surface at Snyder Family Stadium.

Fans have been looking forward to the wall for several years. It was one of the most talked about features included in the school’s master plan for stadium renovations, released in 2010. The Wildcats have since poured $185 million into new stadium features such as the West Stadium Center and the Vanier Family Football Complex..

Now, K-State is ready to tackle the wall project, which it describes as the signature component of $3 million in stadium improvements. Other enhancements include a new sound system and asphalt track around the field. Construction is expected to take place after the current season ends. K-State donors will fund the project.

K-State announced the new project with a video that shows renderings of what a limestone wall will look like at the football stadium. It will feature 300 customizable capstones, which donors can purchase for $10,000.

K-State’s playing surface is currently surrounded by nondescript railing on most sides. A limestone will add character to the stadium and enhance visuals on all sides of the field.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett