April 24, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. -
Approximately 2,000 tickets remain for Saturday's Purple-White Spring Football Game, Kansas State athletics officials announced Tuesday.
Tickets will be on sale throughout the week at the K-State Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum, or by calling 1-800-221-CATS. Remaining tickets up to the capacity of Manhattan High School's Bishop Stadium at CiCo Park will be sold at the gate on Saturday if still available.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to guarantee admission. All seating will be general admission or standing room only. The capacity of Bishop Stadium, slightly more than 4,000, will be increased to approximately 6,500 with the installation of portable bleachers in various locations around the football field, and lawn seating on the berms at the northwest and southwest corners of the stadium. The game is being played at Bishop Stadium due to the continuing construction of the new FieldTurf surface on Wagner Field at KSU Stadium.
Tickets are $5 and proceeds from ticket sales will be used to benefit the Friends of the Library program and the Anthony Bates Memorial Fund.
In accordance with Manhattan Unified School District 383 policy, the concessions and parking for the event will be operated by the Manhattan High School Booster Club.
Parking will be $5 per vehicle at CiCo Park. Recreational vehicles will not be permitted into the lots at CiCo Park to maximize the available parking areas. Fans driving RVs will be permitted to park free of charge at KSU Stadium, which is located about one mile east of Bishop Stadium.
Parking lots will open at 8 a.m., Saturday with stadium gates opening at 11 a.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
Tailgating will be permitted in the parking lots at CiCo Park, but school district and Riley County policy prohibits the consumption of alcohol on the property. In addition, Bishop Stadium is a tobacco-free facility.