K-State Aiming to Build Champions & New Facilities

The new Football Indoor Facility with accompanying outdoor practice field at Kansas State University will provide an enormous advantage to the football team and allow it to operate in a more efficient manner throughout the year.

K-State’s new practice facility, which will include an accompanying outdoor practice field, will provide an enormous recruiting and operational advantage for the football program and allow it to operate in a more efficient manner throughout the year. This new facility will feature a full outdoor turf practice field, 130-yard indoor turf practice field, accessibility to the Vanier Family Football Complex, and a limestone exterior to match stadium and campus architecture.

k-stateThe estimated cost for the facility is $32.5. million with a target completion date of 2023. The highlights include some of the following:

  • Full outdoor turf practice field
  • 200×400-foot indoor practice facility with 65-foot roof clearance
  • Indoor 130-yard practice field
  • Accessible to Vanier Family Football Complex & Bill Snyder Family Stadium
  • Limestone exterior to match stadium & campus architecture

“The new Football Indoor and Outdoor Practice Field would be a game-changer for us without question. It’s a state-of-the-art facility with added practice space for outdoor and indoors which we desperately need here. With what we do right now at our practice, we have everybody doing something at one time,” K-State head football coach Chris Klieman said in a statement. “By having more field space, it allows us as coaches to get more done but it allows players to know that they aren’t going to run into somebody in tight quarters. In inclement weather, it’s a great venue for us to not lose time to go right from a meeting room in Vanier to an adjacent facility and go get right into practice.”

According to the K-State sports website, however, the new facility’s location on the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium will affect some football season ticket holders.

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“Having all of these new facilities, it brings a wow factor,” K-State junior running back Deuce Vaughn said. “All of these resources we’ve been given are going to help us be a better team and I couldn’t be more thankful.”