K-State Athletics announces new-facility master plan

MANHATTAN, Kan. K-State Athletics has a vision to expand its department with $210 million in new construction and enhancements it says will benefit all 16 athletic programs at the university.

Friday K-State Athletics Director Gene Taylor unveiled a new facility master plan for the proposed expansion.

"Our goal is to provide our teams the best facilities they need to compete for championships while doing so in a manner that makes sense for K-State, both financially and practically," Taylor says.

Individual projects and costs in the master plan include:

South Endzone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium ($29 million).
New volleyball arena ($17.5 million).
New Olympic Performance Training Facility ($13 million).
New Football Indoor Facility and Outdoor Practice Field ($24.5 million).
Bramlage Coliseum renovation ($85 million).
New Indoor Track and Field Facility ($12 million).
Brandeberry Indoor Complex Renovation ($4.5 million).
Men’s and Women’s Golf Complex at Colbert Hills ($4.5 million).
New Indoor Tennis Facility ($14.5 million).
New Soccer Practice Pavilion ($5.5 million).

K-State Athletics says "the south endzone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will include a new club/suite premium seating area, expanded Legends Room event space, upgraded restrooms and concessions and new video boards in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium."

Also football related, K-State Athletics says a new indoor practice facility on the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium would include a 200 by 400-foot practice field with 65-foot roof clearance.

"With the addition of the new football indoor facility, the location of the current indoor (facility) would be renovated as a practice and competition facility for indoor track and field, including a new track surface, enhanced lobby and team spaces and an upgraded exterior facade," K-State Athletics says.

Upgrades to Bramlage Coliseum would include in part, a new grand west-side entry plaza to the arena, a mid-level concourse and sideline club area with tiered chair-back seating.

“We are excited about the future of K-State Athletics and anxious to begin meeting with prospective donors to determine our next steps," Taylor says. "Once that has been determined, we will move forward with announcing and providing more details on our first priority of this master plan.”