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New K-State Super Store becomes world's largest Wildcats retailer

July 24, 2014
The K-State Super Store, the official merchandiser for all things Wildcats, will hold the title as the world's largest K-State fan gear location when its doors open this August.

The expansive new location stretches across more than 9,000 square feet and provides practically every piece of K-State fan gear imaginable. From T-shirts to dog beds, the K-State Super Store is the one-stop shop for Wildcats looking for unique K-State items. The store opens to the public Aug. 8, and the grand opening festivities will take place on Friday, Aug. 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Aug. 19 at 10 a.m.

"This new location has been a dream for quite a while," said Kyra Dreiling, K-State Super Store's Director of Retail. "As our business has expanded, thanks to K-Staters everywhere, so have our facility needs. The K-State Super Store team and our entire GTM family are so excited for this new opportunity. Whether it's every game day or your annual trip home to Manhattan, we're happy to be here for K-Staters."

Located in front of Menards at 519 McCall Road in Manhattan, the new K-State Super Store can be found directly across the street from its former location. The previous K-State Super Store location, 520 McCall Road, will be renovated to sell gear produced by its parent company, custom apparel producer GTM Sportswear. GTM Sportswear, which is celebrating its 25th year of business this year, opened the K-State Super Store in 1996.

In August 2013, GTM Sportswear and K-State Athletics partnered to make K-State Super Store the official Wildcats merchandise vendor. The partnership also provides GTM Sportswear with the exclusive merchandising sales rights at all K-State Athletics venues. For more than two decades, GTM Sportswear and K-State Athletics have had a relationship that allows K-State Super Store to sell Wildcats merchandise.

Additionally, the K-State Super Store operates the former Cats Closet at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Now known as the K-State Super Store at the Stadium, the store is more than twice the size of the former Cats Closet and is located near the main entrance of the West Stadium Center.

Ahearn Fund members will continue to receive store discounts that are redeemable at all K-State Super Store locations.

By visiting the K-State Super Store, fans will not only have the opportunity to expand their Wildcat merchandise collection, but they will be able to support the athletic program directly. As the official retailer for K-State Athletics merchandise, the K-State Super Store provides K-State Athletics with a percentage of all purchases made from all store locations.


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