K-State fans continue to be the largest source of revenue for the athletics department. Private gifts from Ahearn Fund members, including the National Leadership Circle, along with season and single-game ticket purchasers will provide nearly 51% of the 2013-2014 department budget.
The record $60.01 million budget for FY2014 includes $7.28 million for student-athlete scholarships to be paid to the university.
This investment includes support of the new Basketball Training Facility, West Stadium Center, Tennis Facility, Rowing Center and enhancements to the baseball stadium.
In addition, general university funding for Kansas State Athletics began to decrease from the $1.526 million, which represented 3% of the FY2011 budget. In FY2012, this direct university support decreased by more than 33% to $1 million, followed by reductions this year to $750,000 and $350,000 in FY2014.