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Baseball-Soccer Complex

An upgrade for America's pastime and new home for nation's fastest growing sport.

The next critical athletics facility project was publicly introduced and fundraising goal surpassed nearly four months ahead of schedule for renovation of Tointon Family Stadium and construction of a new stadium for women's soccer.

The $15 million project will provide major renovations to baseball's nearly 17-year-old Tointon Family Stadium, including a new clubhouse and office complex, and construct a 1,400-seat soccer stadium complete with space for coaching offices and team support services. A fundraising goal of $10 million was set to begin construction and 59 K-State families from 16 states stepped up to raise $13 million, four months ahead of schedule.

The Tointon Family Stadium portion of the project will consist of exterior upgrades to the facility, including a new facade and roof, as well as construction of an expansive new clubhouse along the third-base grandstand. The clubhouse will house on the ground level a spacious lounge, locker room and team meeting room for the student-athletes, a sports medicine and rehabilitation area, and renovated space for equipment and laundry. On the level above, new coaches offices and meeting space will overlook the field.

The soccer stadium, which will be built on the site of the existing temporary facility, will provide not only a larger and more comfortable seating area for fans along with concessions and restrooms, but also locker room, lounge, sports medicine and strength and conditioning spaces for the Wildcat team in addition to office space for coaches, equipment storage and laundry areas.

Continuing K-State Athletics’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, the department will once again depend on individual donors throughout Wildcat Nation to build on the $7.5 million already pledged to reach $10 million and enable construction to potentially begin after the conclusion of the 2018-19 soccer and baseball seasons with desired completion in time for the 2019-20 seasons.

The project, led by BG Consultants, will be funded without incurring any long-term debt and without any state tax or university funds. Any outstanding construction costs above the fundraising goal will be funded through department revenues and resources.

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Quick Facts

Target Completion: Dec. 31, 2019
Contractor: TBD
Designer: BG Consultants
Baseball Added/Renovated Square Footage: 8,804
Soccer Added/Renovated Square Footage: 9,458
Cost: $15 Million

A Closer Look

Baseball-Soccer Complex

Tointon Family Stadium
  • New clubhouse with updated locker room, player lounge, athletic training room, coaches offices and equipment room
  • Additional space for team meetings in the new clubhouse.
  • New and improved exterior facade.
  • New team store and concessions, enhancing the gameday fan experience.
  • Future improvements include entry and parking upgrades, ticket office, suite upgrades, chairback seating and family fun zone.
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K-State Soccer Stadium
  • Seating for approximately 1,400 in a brand new limestone stadium.
  • Enhance the student-athlete gameday experience with on-site locker rooms, player lounge and visiting team locker room.
  • Provide a permanent home for the soccer program with new strength and conditioning center, coaches offices, sports medicine/rehabilitation area, and equipment and laundry facilities.
  • Additional fan amenities include concessions and on-site restrooms.
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What They're Saying

  • A facility of this magnitude is a game-changer for our program. Our student-athletes will have the ultimate student-athlete experience and our fans will have a much better gameday experience. From day one, we have had one of the top fan bases in the nation for our home matches and now with the new facility, it will enhance that experience even more and have a direct effect on recruiting and catching up to the rest of our competition. Almost every recruit wants to know how much support does the school have for their particular sport, and this is massive statement from our administration, supporters and community. We are extremely grateful and appreciative. 

    K-State Soccer Coach Mike Dibbini
  • Thanks to the generosity of our tremendous fans, we are excited to announce the plans and campaign for our new baseball and soccer facilities. Our facilities at K-State have undergone a massive transformation over the last decade, and as we have reviewed our master facilities plan moving forward, it was clear these facilities that were next in line for significant upgrades. Our goal is to provide our coaches and student-athletes with the resources and facilities they need to win championships, in addition to improving upon the experience our fans have at games, and this project certainly will accomplish that. We still have work to do to reach our fundraising goal of $10 million, and we will need the help of Wildcat fans as we strive to maintain our position in college athletics. 

    Athletics Director Gene Taylor

Baseball-Soccer Complex Questions and Answers

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

The project budget for the Baseball-Soccer Complex is approximately $15 Million. By going public with this campaign, the goal is to raise $10 Million that will fund most of this project through leadership philanthropic support. The remaining balance will be funded through a combination of K-State Athletic Department Resources.

When will construction start and when will it be completed?

The goal is to potentially start construction after the conclusion of the 2018-19 Soccer and Baseball seasons with desired completion in time for the 2019-20 seasons.

Can we complete the project between baseball and soccer seasons?

Once design has been completed, Athletics will finalize the details of the project schedule prior to make an award to the General Contractor.

What will we do with the temporary bleachers in Soccer?

The temporary aluminum bleachers that are currently at the Soccer Field will be kept and used for other K-State Athletics events or sold to another entity if no longer needed.

How will the student-athletes be impacted?

This project will represent a dramatic step towards our goal of providing a world-class student-athlete experience that will have a tremendous impact on both the Baseball and Soccer programs, student-athletes, coaches, and staffs further allowing those teams to compete for Big 12 Championships.

Have you selected a contractor and if so who and how?

No General Contractor has been selected at this time. Once the design has been completed the project will be bid and awarded to the best qualified contractor carrying a competitive bid.

How many seats will the new stadium for soccer seat?

The current design has the Soccer Stadium with an approximate capacity of 1,400-1,500 seats.

Can I make a pledge towards this project and spread my contribution over a period of months or years?

Yes. You have the ability to make a one-time gift to the Baseball-Soccer Campaign on this website. However, if you would like to make a pledge and set up a payment schedule, please select the option to have an Ahearn Fund staff member contact you.

Are gifts to the Baseball-Soccer Campaign tax-deductible?

Donations to capital projects do not result in any tangible benefits like priority seating or parking and we estimate that these gifts may be 100% tax-deductible. As always, please consult with your tax advisor for details.

Do gifts to the Baseball-Soccer Campaign count for my priority seating contribution?

To maintain consistency, capital gifts do not count for priority seating contributions. However, your gift will positively affect your priority point total, which is used to determine placement for priority seating, parking and postseason seat selection for Bowl Games, Big 12 Championships, and NCAA events.

Do gifts to the Baseball-Soccer Campaign qualify me for Ahearn Fund priority points?

Yes. Capital gifts qualify for 3 priority points for every $100 towards your Ahearn Fund priority point total.

Do gifts to the Baseball-Soccer Campaign impact my Ahearn Fund annual membership level?

To maintain consistency and encourage annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund, capital gifts do not count toward Ahearn Fund annual membership levels.

Why should I invest in this Baseball-Soccer Campaign?

The Baseball-Soccer Campaign represents a historic step towards the future of Kansas State University and K-State Athletics. This project will continue the momentum generated by the $2.5M project that established a home field and temporary seating for Soccer in July of 2016. This project is an estimated $15 million to expand and improve aesthetics and functionality for both the women’s soccer stadium and Tointon Family Stadium. Plans include new locker room space, coach’s offices, players lounge, training rooms, equipment space and enhanced strength and conditioning for both programs. Tointon Family Stadium construction will consist of exterior upgrades, as well as an expansive new clubhouse along the third-base grandstand. The soccer stadium will be built on the site of the existing temporary facility, and will provide not only space for the team, but a larger and more comfortable seating area for fans. Continuing K-State Athletics’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, the department will once again rely on individual donors throughout Wildcat Nation to reach the $10 million fundraising goal. This project will be funded without incurring any long-term debt and without any state tax or university funds.