Kansas State moves spring game to KC soccer stadium
Kansas State's spring game will officially be a road game.
The Wildcats will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage at 3 p.m. on April 25 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, the home of Major League Soccer's Sporting KC.
Kansas State's home, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, is undergoing offseason renovation and the NCAA granted a one-time waiver to hold the game off campus. The Vanier Football Complex, which houses the team's locker room and football offices, are also undergoing new renovations and posed logistical and safety issues.
"We are excited about the opportunity to host a spring reunion of the Wildcat family in the greater Kansas City metro region," K-State president Kirk Schulz said in a release. "We'll be rolling out the purple welcome mat for our many alumni, fans and friends. This is a great chance to showcase the university in one of the most dynamic and exciting districts in the region."â
Tickets for fans will range from $5 to $175. The university will also host various all-age events surrounding the game before kickoff. Sporting Park, built in 2010, seats 18,467 for soccer games.
"It will be a great experience for our team to go play in a first-class venue like Sporting Park," offensive lineman Cody Whitehair said. "We have the best fans in the country, and I know I speak for the entire team when I say we are looking forward to a stadium packed full of purple on April 25."ââ