Kansas State athletics broke ground last week on its south end zone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2021 football season and will cost $52 million. It will include a new club/suite seating area, expanded events space and upgraded restrooms and concessions on the south concourse. Two video boards, similar to those at the stadium’s north end, also will be installed in the southwest and southeast corners.

During construction, the southwest and southeast corner bleachers will be removed.

The project also extends to the northwest and northeast entrances to Bramlage Coliseum, adding nearly 4,500 square feet of additional concourse space.

“This project, in addition to the remaining projects of our master plan, will have a direct impact on each and every one of our teams and student-athletes as well as significantly enhance the experience for our fans,” K-State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a release. “We could not do any of this without the wonderful donors that we have at K-State and all of the fans who routinely fill our stadiums and arenas. We are very appreciative of their support. Every gift matters, and we hope Wildcat fans continue to contribute at any level and be a part of this very important initiative to cement our position as a leader in the Big 12 and collegiate athletics.”

The project is part of Kansas State’s Building Champions capital initiative, which will include a new volleyball arena, an Olympic performance training center, an indoor football facility and outdoor football practice fields.

The athletics department has raised $75.7 million of the stated goal of $105 million.

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