The Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan represents a historic step towards the future of Kansas State University and K-State Athletics. The Stadium and its associated activities are an integral part of the campus athletic experience as well as a major recruiting tool for all K-State sports and the University in general.


Part of the K-State Pledge

The Master Plan allows us to identify how facilities can positively impact the daily experience of the 450+ student-athletes that represent K-State across 16 different varsity sports.


Reflecting campus architecture

The Master Plan establishes the northwest gateway to the K-State campus for visitors entering Manhattan from the West, and serves as a visible rallying point for the University's visionary "K-State 2025" plan.


No tax or tuition dollars

As proof of K-State Athletics' commitment to providing value to the university, community and state, zero tax or tuition dollars are used to fund any Master Plan projects. They are funded through the philanthropic support of K-Staters all over the world.

Facility Projects

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Building the Vision

The Vanier Family Football Complex achieves several key goals for K-State Athletics:

Team Tunnel entrance
Enclosed seating bowl
Enhanced sightlines
Deep row treads
NE/NW gate access
Concessions & restrooms access
New ADA seating

Enhance the Grass Roots Fan Experience

The new north seating bowl will offer improvements to the best fan experience in the Big 12 Conference. This portion of the stadium will not be about premium seating or generating additional revenue -- it will be about providing K-State Families with a lifetime of incredible game day memories.

Academic Learning Center
Tutor and study room areas
Olympic sized Weight Room
Plyometric Area & Sprint Ramp
Fueling Station
Physical therapy area
Hydrotherapy facility

World Class Student-Athlete Experience

The previous Vanier Complex served us well over the past 40 years, but as we have witnessed with new facilities like the West Stadium Center, there is another level we can achieve in our efforts to provide a world-class student-athlete experience for student-athletes in all 16 sports.

Team Meeting Room
140-Seat Team Auditorium
Coaches' Offices overlooking field
Expanded Locker Room
Unique Player Lockers
NFL Alumni Displays
Player Lounge

K-State's Competitive Future

This facility will prove critical in our effort to recruit and retain the very best student-athletes and coaches. The new Vanier Family Football Complex is proof of K-State's long-term commitment to championship athletic performances, while honoring past, current and continued success.

K-State Limestone exterior
Archways similar to campus
Grand Entrance Atrium
Trophy and multimedia displays
Unique Lounge Stair in lobby
Improved equipment room area
Enclosed seating bowl

Creating a Front Porch for K-State Football

The new Vanier Family Football Complex continues the connection to the historic K-State Campus architecture established with the West Stadium Center. The impressive multi-story “Welcome to K-State” grand atrium and entranceway provides a clear front-porch image for K-State Football.

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Donor Spotlight

The stories behind those making lead gifts to the Vanier Family Football Complex

  • We have many, many happy memories of being at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. We want to help provide opportunities for our teams to be in position to win championships on the field and excel in the classroom. The leaders in athletics, the head coach, coaching staff and players have earned this new facility. We believe K-State has made a tremendous difference in our lives and the lives of many others. We want to help make sure the opportunity continues for generations to come. 

    Carl and Mary Ice
  • K-State and Wildcat Football have always been a very important part of our lives, and our family has the utmost respect for Coach Snyder, John Currie and President Schulz and the leadership they provide our university. This important project is the next step in maintaining the level of excellence that Coach Snyder and our football program have built and achieved over the years. We are thrilled that our family has been able to be a part of such a transformation and we're hopeful that others will be inspired to do what they can to help as well. 

    K-State Benefactor John Vanier

Phase 3B Questions and Answers

How much will this phase cost and how will it be funded?

The projected budget for Phase IIIB of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium master plan is approximately $15 Million. Consistent with all previous phases, funding will be provided entirely by the generosity of K-Staters world-wide and no state or tuition dollars will be utilized.

How will this impact K-State student-athletes?

Completing the permanent Visiting Team Locker Room will free up space in the current Vanier Family Football Complex to include more usable square footage for our student-athletes within the Strength and Conditioning Center.

When will construction start and when will it be completed?

If substantial progress has been made with fundraising commitments towards the project, our goal will be to break ground following the conclusion of the 2015 football season with full completion prior to the 2016 season.

Will this affect fans sitting in the North End Zone?

Seating in the north end zone will not be impacted, but with the creation of a true 360 degree concourse fans will now have access to this section by entering through any gate in the stadium, including those on the east side.