In Game

The people of the Little Apple live and die with Wildcats football. It’s the biggest thing in town on Saturdays in the fall and it certainly shows. Wildcat football is such a big deal in Manhattan that a lot of the town’s industry including bars, restaurants, and hotels revolves around it. With football being such an important part of the town’s identity you better believe that the fans here are not only some of the most passionate fans out there, but also some of the most knowledgeable as well.

It’s not just the fans that make attending K-State a special experience, but the ongoing renovations to Bill Snyder Family Stadium are quickly making it one of the premier stadiums in the Big 12. The Bill Snyder Family Stadium has been in the process of its master plan since 2011 and will see a complete revamping the athletic campus of Kansas State University. The plan will keep the stadium modern and timeless, while also upgrading it to make it one of the best and most beautiful stadiums in the country. The phases of the plan can be reviewed here so keep coming back to the stadium to see the new additions and renovations.

There isn’t a better place to be on a Saturday in the fall than Bill Snyder Family Stadium rooting on the Wildcat. Here you’ll be surrounded by 53,000 friends all of whom are die hard Wildcat fans, so don’t be afraid to join in on the fun.

Things to check out

West Stadium Center

Opened in the fall of 2013, the West Stadium Center features amenities for Wildcat fans such as concessions, restrooms, a fan store and the Hall of Honor. Also located in this building is the Tailgate Terrace, premier seating areas, and all inclusive restaurant/bar lounges.

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KSU Ring of Honor

While at the game, be sure to check out the Kansas Wildcats Ring of Honor, located on the East side of the stadium. The first class was inducted in 2002 beginning what is shaping up to be a great Wildcat tradition. The Ring of Honor is a great symbol of Wildcat pride as they honor the greatest athletes to have ever donned the royal purple.

Good for a First Down

In 1992, K-State installed a new press box, and the public announcer began a now popular Kansas State tradition. After a Wildcat first down, the announcer proclaimed “Good for a Wildcat first down!” Now it is Wildcat tradition for the fans to finish the statement once the announcer has started it.

Willie the Wildcat

Willie has been the Wildcats official mascot since 1947 and today can be seen performing throughout the game. Some of his most famous antics include crowd surfing and doing push ups after the Wildcats score. Look for Willie to energize the crowd in order to give the Wildcat that extra bit of enthusiasm they need.

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KSU Marching Band

The Pride as they are commonly known are one of the best marching bands in the country and even won the Sudler Trophy, which is awarded to the top band in the country, in 2014. The band’s show is worth the price of admission alone, so stay glued to your seat as you wouldn’t want to miss it.

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Fight Songs

  1. K-State Alma Mater

    know a spot that I love full well,

    ‘Tis not in forest nor yet in dell;

    Ever it holds me with magic spell,

    I think of thee, Alma Mater.

     

    K-S-U, we’ll carry thy banner high.

    K-S-U, long, long may thy colors fly.

    Loyal to thee, thy children will swell the cry.

    Hail, Hail, Hail, Alma Mater.

  2. Wildcat Victory

    Fight, you K-State Wildcats

    For Alma Mater. (YELL) Fight-Fight-Fight!

    Glory in the combat

    For the purple and the white,

     

    Faithful to our colors,

    We will ever be,

    Fighting ever fighting for a

    Wildcat Victory!

    Go State!

  3. “Eat ‘Em Up, Eat ‘Em Up K-S-U!”

    “Eat ‘Em Up, Eat ‘Em Up K-S-U!”

    “Eat ‘Em Up, Eat ‘Em Up K-S-U!”

    “Eat ‘Em Up, Eat ‘Em Up K-S-U!”

  4. Wabash Cannonball

    From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
    From the queen of flowing mountain to the south bell by the shore
    She’s mighty tall and handsome and know quite well by all
    She’s the combination on the Wabash Cannonball

    She came down from Birmingham one cold December day
    As she rolled in the station you could hear all the people say
    There’s a girl from Tennessee she’s long and she’s tall
    She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball

    Our estern states are dandies so the people always say
    From New York to St. Louis and Chicago by the way
    From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
    No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball

    Here’s to daddy Claxton may his name forever stand
    And always be remembered ’round the courts of Alabama
    His earthly race is over and the curtains ’round him fall
    We’ll carry home to victory on the Wabash Cannonball

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