The Kansas State football program is hoping to start a new tradition this season.
Prior to home games, fans can cheer for the team as the Wildcats enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Beginning with Saturday’s home opener versus Southern Illinois — and continuing through the remaining six home contests — K-State will arrive on the west side of the stadium approximately two and a half hours prior to kick off. The buses will drop off the team at the intersection of the parking lot lanes for Gates 3 and 5 in the west parking lot, and the team will walk into Gate B of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
For Saturday’s game, that means the Wildcats will arrive at approximately 3:30 p.m. (Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.)
In a release announcing the initiative, K-State Athletics urged fans “to congregate and welcome the team” as it steps off the bus.
Also on hand to welcome the team into the stadium will be the Pride of Wildcat Land — it will perform from the steps around Gate B of the stadium — Willie the Wildcat, K-State cheerleaders and the Classy Cats.