Kansas Athletics and Jayhawk fans celebrate new athletic year with KU Kickoff at Corinth Square

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association greeted a horde of Jayhawk fans at the 12th annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square on Friday evening, celebrating the start of fall sports, including the football season that is just one week away.
The event, which was emceed by the voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni, featured inflatable games, food vendors and various giveaways. If the crowd wasn’t hyped enough for the beginning of a new year of Kansas Athletics events, the KU band and cheerleaders excited the crowd.
KU Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger took the stage in front of the excited fans before head coach David Beaty and a group of players hopped up to say a few words.
Beaty thanked the Jayhawk faithful for coming out to support the team and department, and also thanked Dr. Zenger and Dr. Girod for everything they do for Kansas Athletics. When Beaty was done speaking to the fans, he turned the mic over to junior quarterback Peyton Bender. Bender, attending his first KU Kickoff, was amazed at the turnout for the event, and showed his excitement for the season and his love for KU fans.
In what turned out to be arguably the highlight of the night, junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise took the mic and led the Jayhawk fans in singing happy birthday to sophomore safety Mike Lee. With the crowd fully on board, he then used the help of the Jayhawk spirit squad to get a Rock Chalk Jayhawk chant going throughout the area.
Following their appearance on stage, the players mingled throughout the crowd, signing autographs and talking with fans about the upcoming season.
Single-game tickets are now on sale, with prices ranging from $15-$80, depending on the game and seat location in Memorial Stadium. Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are also on sale for as low as $110. Pick 3 Flex Pack ticket packages can be purchased for the 2017 season as well. As part of the Pick 3 Flex Pack offer, fans have the chance to pick any three home games on the 2017 schedule for one low price. Select a Tier 1 ticket for any three home games for $180 or a Tier 2 ticket to any three home games for just $150.
For additional information regarding Kansas football tickets contact the Kansas Sales Team by calling 800-34-HAWKS or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office. Tickets can also be purchased via KUTickets.com.
Kansas Athletics will also be offering group discounts and unique fan experiences to Kansas football games for any group, business or organization of 15+. To inquire about bringing your group to Memorial Stadium, please contact the Group Sales Department at 785-864-6221 or dpaul@kuathletics.com.



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