- Memorial Stadium (Kansas State)
Memorial Stadium Location Manhattan, Kansas Opened 1922 Closed 1967 Owner Kansas State Operator Kansas State Surface FieldTurf Construction cost $500,000 USD Capacity 22,500 Tenants Kansas State University
Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. For several decades it was used by Kansas State University for college football and track and field. It was the home field of the K-State's football team between 1922 and 1967, prior to the opening of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Built in tribute to Kansas State students who died in World War I, the stadium held 20,000 people and was opened in 1922. The east stands were built in 1922, while the stands on the west side of the stadium were completed two years later. The original plan to enclose the stadium in a "horseshoe" shape was never executed due to a shortage of funds during the Great Depression.
The stadium today
The stadium is still used for athletics. In 2002 the grass field was replaced with FieldTurf and the cinder track was replaced with a rubberized surface. The playing field is now painted for use by the school's club MCLA lacrosse team, soccer team, and is also used as the home pitch for the Rugby team, as well as the marching band's practice field.
In addition to the stadium's use for athletics, the areas underneath the stadium's seats are utilized for university offices and academic purposes. The East Stadium houses the KSU Telecommunications Department and the Purple Masque Theater, while the West Stadium houses facilities used by art students (particularly students of Ceramics, Painting, and Sculpture) and offices for Graduate Students in the Art Department.
Nick the ghost
There is a campus legend that the Purple Masque Theater is haunted by a ghost named "Nick", allegedly the spirit of a football player who died in the 1950s. Stories are told of boxes and chairs being shuffled, noises heard, and a fire extinguisher being expelled. No player named Nick is recorded to have died at the stadium, but there are stories of deaths of players with other names that may have fed into the legend.
Home of the
Kansas State Wildcats football
1922 – 1967
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Kansas State University Academics
College of Agriculture • College of Architecture, Planning and Design • College of Arts and Sciences • College of Business Administration • College of Education • College of Engineering • College of Human Ecology • College of Technology and Aviation • College of Veterinary Medicine • Graduate School
People: Kirk Schulz
Big 12 Conference • Kansas State Wildcats • Football • Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Baseball • Volleyball • KSU Marching Band • Sunflower Showdown
Facilities: Bill Snyder Family Stadium • Bramlage Coliseum • Ahearn Field House • Tointon Family Stadium • Memorial Stadium • Colbert Hills • Breidenthal Boathouse
People: John Currie • Bill Snyder • Frank Martin • Deb Patterson • Brad Hill • Patrick Sweeney
Culture Broadcasting Miscellaneous Student life Endowment: $259.8 million • Students: 23,520 • Faculty: 1,242 Kansas State Wildcats football Established 1896 · Based in Manhattan, Kansas All-time record466-610-41 (.431) • Seasons Key personnel Conference championships North Division championships Conference Championship Games1998 • 2000 • 2003 Bowl games Head coaches
List • Pratt • Ehrsam • Williamson • Hansen • Moulton • Moore • C. E. Dietz • G. O. Dietz • Booth • Ahearn • Lowman • Bender • Clevenger • Bachman • McMillin • Waldorf • Fry • Adams • Haylett • Fiser • Francis • Graham • Meek • Mertes • Weaver • Gibson • Rainsberger • Dickey • Parrish • Snyder • Prince • Snyder
Ring of Honor Home fieldsAhearn Field • Memorial Stadium • Bill Snyder Family Stadium Rivalry Culture Seasons (116) 1890s1896 • 1897 • 1898 • 1899 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 1960s1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s2010 • 2011
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