New facility master plan for all K-State sports programs

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K-State Athletics Director Gene Taylor unveiled a new facility master plan that proposes $210 million of new construction and enhancements to all 16 Wildcat athletic programs. during the next 10 to 15 years. Taylor calls the master plan “fiscally responsible,” and says he is “anxious to begin meeting with prospective donors to determine our next steps.”

In addition to the $20 million baseball/soccer project and the $4 million overhaul of the RV Christian Track, which are all currently in progress and increases the total in enhancements to $230 million, the new master plan includes the following future projects:

•    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).

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.

The new volleyball competition arena will have retractable seating for up to 3,500 fans and also house new locker rooms, staff offices, training spaces and a team theatre. Adjacent to this facility would be the new Olympic Performance Training Facility which would house spaces for a strength and conditioning center, sports medicine, locker rooms, team rooms, equipment and nutrition areas and storage for Olympic sport teams.

On the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the new indoor football practice facility would include a 200’ x 400’ practice field with 65’ roof clearance and accessibility to the Vanier Complex and football stadium.  Additional features would include a limestone exterior to match stadium and campus architecture, an enhanced east concourse as well as a new outdoor practice field.  

With the addition of the new football indoor facility, the location of the current indoor 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 façade.

The Bramlage Coliseum enhancements would see a new grand west-side entry plaza to the arena, as well as a mid-level concourse and sideline club area with tiered chairback seating. New amenities would also include a potential hall of fame and expanded team store, while additional department office space could be added to the configuration.

Other facility additions include a potential new golf clubhouse to house locker rooms, coaches offices and multiple hitting bays. The indoor tennis center would have six playing courts with spectator seating and locker rooms and offices, while the potential for a new soccer practice pavilion would provide a covered practice facility for women’s soccer and other sports.

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