Tailgating off-limits as K-State announce football attendance policy

Bowling Green Kansas St Football Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 12:34:21-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Monday, Kansas State University officials announced plans to welcome back a limited number of fans at home football games this season.

The school has now provided additional details on the fan experience, which includes a requirement that fans must wear masks to enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium and keep them on during the game.

Tuesday’s announcement also bans tailgating at all parking lots controlled by K-State Athletics and Kansas State University groups. The parking lots will open two hours before kickoff, and fans are encouraged to immediately enter the stadium once parked.

To make up for the fan experience lost with no tailgating, the university plans to make beer and wine available for purchase in the general seating areas of the stadium “at multiple locations on the concourse and concessions stands.”

The school plans to offer hand sanitization stations around the stadium and signs to remind fans to social distance. Employees will be required to wear protective gear and face coverings.

“Our staff has worked extremely hard in determining the best ticket options for our season ticket holders,” Athletics Director Gene Taylor said in a news release. “We understand that this season is unlike any other we have ever experienced, but we are going to make Bill Snyder Family Stadium as safe as possible for those who attend beginning September 12.”

Because of the reduced capacity at the stadium, ticket sales will be based on on fans’ priority order in the Ahearn Fund. Each fan can purchase up to two tickets in one of two ticket plans:

Plan 1: Arkansas State (Sept. 12); Texas Tech (Oct. 3); Oklahoma State (Nov. 7).
Plan 2: Kansas (Oct. 24); Texas (Dec. 5).

Additional ticketing information is available at