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Rain creates parking headache for K-State, Mississippi State game

Posted: 11:03 AM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 16:03:12Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Planning to attend the No. 18 Mississippi State at Kansas State football game on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas?

Wildcats officials announced Thursday some grass parking lots will be restricted due to recent torrential rains, which have dumped more than 10 inches in some areas around Manhattan and caused significant flooding .

More than 300 Manhattan residents were displaced from their homes by rising waters.

[Photo gallery: Manhattan flooding]

The decision was made because several lots have standing water and muddy conditions with more rain in the forecast through Friday evening.

Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and all lots will open at 6 a.m.
The affected lots are north of the stadium.

Only 300 of the usual 1,000 spaces in the Ag Sciences parking lots will be available and all grass parking at the Grain Sciences building will be closed. Paved areas around Grain Sciences will be accessible.

Roughly half of the usual 1,000 unpaved spaces in Lot 9 will be available.

Parking for recreational vehicles north of the KSU Foundation will be open as usual and an additional 130 spots for car parking will be available for $20.

K-State is encouraging fans to utilize the Equine Lot, which is located north of the fire station off Denison Avenue. That lot can accommodate 1,000 vehicles for $20 per car.

Free parking also is available at CiCo Park, which is located two miles west of the stadium on Kimball Avenue and can accommodate another 1,000 cars.

Additional on-campus parking, where tailgating will be prohibited, is available at the KSU Parking Garage and several other 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.

Here’s a map of the K-State campus .

There will be a free shuttle with postgame return service on campus beginning two hours prior to kickoff from the south circle on 17th Street near the K-State Parking Garage and Union.

The aTa bus, Manhattan’s public transportation system , also runs a gameday shuttle.

Parking in other lots around the stadium will remain unchanged and is reserved for members of the Ahearn Fund with limited parking for fans with disabilities on a first-come, first-served basis for $20.

Some tickets are still available for the game online , by calling at 1-800-221-CATS or at the main ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum.