K-State opens new football complex as part of stadium redevelopment


Kansas State University has completed work on the new Vanier Football Complex – part of the ongoing transformation of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The new Complex sees the Wildcats more than double the amount of space for student-athletes and coaches, providing access to world-class resources, equipment and facilities and creating a more cohesive and efficient experience to train, study and compete.

The new training complex, attached to the stadium, includes expansive spaces, bold graphics and state-of-the-art equipment. A grand four-story atrium will leave a memorable first impression and be accessible from all levels, including the main concourse.

Other highlights of the complex include a new strength and conditioning center; all-new sports medicine and hydrotherapy equipment, which includes the latest in student-athlete training and recovery resources; a new team theater; a customized and centrally located locker room; multiple student-athlete lounge spaces; and expansive meeting rooms. The entire top floor will be dedicated to the football program, including offices and meeting rooms, with a private balcony outside of the coaches’ offices displaying incredible views of the field and stadium.

The north stadium expansion will result in a much-improved game day experience for the grass-roots fan base and a more intimidating atmosphere within the fully enclosed seating bowl. Enhanced sightlines, deep seating treads and direct stadium access will be among many welcomed improvements to K-State fans.

Groundbreaking: November 29, 2014

Substantial completion: 2015 season

Full completion: 2016 or 2017 season

Designer: Populous

Contractor: Mortenson & GE Johnson Construction

Estimated: 132,000ft²

Estimated cost: US$65m

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