Sunflower Showdown: Kansas-Kansas State Game Information

LAWRENCE, Kansas – Football fans across the state of Kansas will be heading to Lawrence on Saturday morning. The Sunflower Showdown between Kansas State University and the University of Kansas will begin at 11 a.m. It will be televised on FS1.


If you go to the stadium, KU offers you parking and shuttles for people with reduced mobility. Online maps showing parking options are also available.


Masks are mandatory indoors on the KU campus. They are highly suggested for fans in outdoor areas.


Kansas Athletics has a clear bag policy in place which limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into the stadium in an effort to provide a safe environment for fans. Check if your bag is authorized inside the stadium.


Tailgating is permitted in designated areas around the stadium, provided fans adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Alcohol can only be consumed for a period of three hours before kick-off and during half-time.
  • Alcohol can only be consumed in the designated tailgating area.
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages must cease 30 minutes after the opening kick-off and 15 minutes after the kick-off of the second half.
  • Drums or other containers with a capacity greater than one gallon may not be introduced into the bottom out area.
  • Bringing alcohol into the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is prohibited.

Additional tailgating information can be found on the University of Kansas Athletics website.

Portable toilets are available in the parking lots surrounding David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.


Doors to all premium spaces, including Ward Family Scholarship Suites (Doors 4-7), Touchdown Club, and Cabanas (Door 34) will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday. All other general public doors will open at 9:30 a.m.


Two A-10 Warthogs from the 303rd Fighter Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over campus on Saturday as part of the service tribute celebration at the University of Kansas football game. The plane will be piloted by KU alumni.

The planes are expected to fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at the end of the national anthem, about 10 minutes before kickoff at 11 a.m.

The plane will train to fly over the stadium on Friday November 5 at around 2:30 p.m.


A change fans might want to note. KU will allow back to school for the sunflower showdown.

Fans who have had their hands stamped before leaving the stadium at half-time will be allowed to exit and resume play before the start of the 4th quarter.

Fans must show their stamp and match ticket at the gate before being allowed to enter the stadium.

The Wildcats have won each of the last 12 games since 2009, while K-State is 25-5 against KU since 1991.

If you’re wondering, the sea turtles at the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium have picked the Wildcats to win another Sunflower Showdown, according to video provided by Sea Life.

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