Spring game weekend details announced

By The Mercury

K-State Athletics and the Wildcat football program will host numerous events this coming weekend, culminating with the 1:10 p.m. Purple/White spring football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.

The 28th annual Powercat Golf Tournament at Colbert Hills Golf Course will kick-off the weekend on Friday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Questions regarding the golf tournament should be directed to Bernie Haney at (785) 565-1719 or

Later that evening, the Powercat Auction will be held at Bramlage Coliseum with doors to the arena opening at 5 p.m. A silent auction on the concourse begins immediately and wraps up at 6:45 p.m., while a buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. The live auction portion of the event begins at 7:45 p.m.

Saturday’s events get underway with the public groundbreaking ceremony for the West Stadium Center project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fans are invited to attend the ceremonial groundbreaking at 11:30 a.m. at Gate F on the west side of the stadium.

Tickets for the 1:10 p.m. spring game can be purchased for $5, while children under the age of two will be admitted at no charge. To purchase tickets, visit or call the K-State ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS. Both ticket booths at the stadium will also be open on gameday beginning at 10 a.m.

Students who have purchased season tickets for 2012 can pick up a free ticket to the spring game at the student tailgate party outside Gates N and P on the east side of the stadium. Students who haven’t bought a season pass may purchase a spring game ticket for $5 at either of the stadium’s ticket booths.

Parking for the event is free and both the west and east lots of the stadium will open at 10 a.m. Stadium gates will open at 11:45 a.m., following the conclusion of the groundbreaking ceremony.

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