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Kansas State arrives for Saturday's game versus Southern Illinois at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats hoped they started a new gameday tradition by having fans, the band and cheerleaders cheer on players and coaches as they entered the stadium.

The Kansas State football program hopes Saturday was the first chapter in a new gameday tradition: a team arrival surrounded by fanfare.

The Wildcats' buses dropped off the team in the middle of the parking lot at Bill Snyder Family Stadium at 3:35 p.m.  

The Pride of Wildcat Land, K-State cheerleaders, the Classy Cats, Willie the Wildcat and K-State fans flanked both sides as players and coaches entered the stadium and walked past the statue of Bill Snyder outside of Gate B.

The Wildcats plan to do this for the remaining six home games this fall, with the team arriving approximately two and a half hours prior to kickoff each time.

Saturday's contest versus Southern Illinois is set to begin at 6 p.m. and air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Check out photos and videos of the team arrival in the embedded tweets below.