K-Stated

Football and basketball tickets both in demand at Kansas State

The Kansas State Wildcats prepare to take the field against Stephen F. Austin at Snyder Family Stadium.
The Kansas State Wildcats prepare to take the field against Stephen F. Austin at Snyder Family Stadium. The Wichita Eagle

Auburn’s visit to Manhattan on Sept. 18 will go down as the hottest Kansas State sports ticket of the year.

The football game has been sold out for months, and K-State athletic director John Currie told the Eagle last week that, “This will likely be our greatest attended game ever. We actually have not sold standing room-only tickets, because we know our student section will be as full as it has ever been that night.”

Tickets on the secondary market are still available, but they aren’t cheap. A quick search of StubHub shows that tickets are being sold from $108 to $590.

When asked what he expects the gameday atmosphere to be like next Thursday, K-State cornerback Morgan Burns said he envisions a normal crowd ... “times 10.”

K-State’s last two mid-week football games at home (Nebraska in 2010 and North Dakota State last year) produced electric crowds, despite losses. The expectation is for Auburn to exceed both.

But, much like Geico’s newest commercial campaign, everybody already knows that.

So here’s a newer tidbit on K-State sports tickets: The Wildcats have sold 93 percent of their basketball tickets.

K-State sent out a release on Wednesday to let the public know hoops tickets “are selling at a brisk pace with limited options available for fans who want to see the Wildcats in action at Bramlage Coliseum.”

Ticket sales are slightly up from last season, with bench seats sold out. Less than 700 chairback seats remain for a home schedule that begins against Southern Utah on Nov. 14. Season tickets will remain on sale while supplies last. Mini-ticket plans and nonconference single-game tickets will be sold, if available, starting on Oct. 1 to Ahearn Fund members and then on Oct. 6 to the public. Single-game tickets to Big 12 games will go on sale in early December.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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