TTU Football Sells Out Season, Sets School Record

Published 07/09 2014 05:51PM

Updated 07/09 2014 06:27PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- Texas Tech Athletics announced Wednesday afternoon that 2014 season tickets have been completely sold out...a first, in the program's history. A record 38,502 seats have been sold for the 2014 season, 7,000 more than the previous record set in 2010.

"This is a tremendous achievement from the best fans in the country," Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a Tech Athletics statement. "I want to thank all the fans who have made the commitment to invest in our program. There is nothing like game day at Jones AT&T Stadium and our team and coaches feed off your enthusiasm."

Tech Athletics partially attributes the sell out to an in-demand home game schedule, with the Red Raiders playing opponents like Arkansas and UT at home.

Individual game tickets will be offered exclusively to Red Raider Club members and current season ticket holders. But Tech does expect a limited number of seats to be available to the general public for the Central Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma games. Those will become available in August.

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce says having these sold out games aren't just good news for Texas Tech, it's great for the local economy as well.

"You know, those are some of the biggest weekends besides graduation. And so we have all these people coming in," according to Chairwoman Alona Beesinger. "Restaurants, hotels, shopping. Just about every aspect of it. So, yeah, it's very closely tied."

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