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K-State Announces Plans To Upgrade Sports Facilities

Kansas State University announced plans to upgrade facilities for each of its 16 sports programs.

The $230 million-plus master plan was unveiled by Athletic Director Gene Taylor on Friday. The school said the projects will be financed through private donations.

The largest of the projects is an $85 million renovation of Bramlage Coliseum, the university's 30-year-old basketball stadium. This project will include a new grand entry and ticket office, along with space for a K-State athletics hall of fame.

The football team will get an indoor practice facility, along with a $20 million renovation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Space was designated for either an indoor tennis center or soccer practice pavilion. The women's tennis team currently practices on the indoor courts at Body First Wellness and Recreation Center in Manhattan.

A combined baseball and soccer complex is also in the works.

K-State is still in the process of raising money for the projects. Taylor said he expects all projects to be completed within 15 years.

Kansas State University athletic facility upgrades:

  • Bramlage Coliseum renovations ($85 million)
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium south end zone upgrades ($29 million)
  • Football indoor practice facility ($24.5 million)
  • Combined baseball and soccer complex ($20 million)
  • Volleyball stadium ($17.5 million)
  • Tennis indoor practice facility ($14.5 million) or women's soccer practice facility ($5.5 million)
  • Olympic performance training facility ($13 million)
  • New golf complex at Colbert Hills ($4.5 million)
  • RV Christian Track Complex upgrades ($4 million)

Ray Strunk is an intern in the KMUW News Lab.

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Ray Strunk is a communications student at Wichita State and an intern in the KMUW News Lab.