Raiderville Coming Soon For OK State Game

A Texas Tech football tradition, Raiderville, sets up Monday at 3 pm for the Oklahoma State game.
By James Clark

(LUBBOCK, TX) - A Texas Tech football tradition, Raiderville, sets up Monday at 3 pm for the Oklahoma State game. 

The Raiderville Twitter account said Wednesday morning, “Raiderville starts next Monday at 3 pm!. Details on location coming Soon. We Can’t Wait Guns up and WRECK EM!!!!”

Prior to the re-initiation of Raiderville, Texas Tech plays on the road against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday. 

Then it’s back home on Sunday, November 3, which is the game for which Raiderville will be set up.  Described sometimes as a city within a city, Raiderville is a way to get students excited about home football games as much as a week in advance. 

Students stay in tents instead of standing in line outside for admission into the game. The first few years Raiderville was located the southeast corner of Jones AT&T stadium.  Tech moved it to a spot outside the Exercise Studies Center, although this year’s location has not been announced yet.  As many as 2,000 students at a time have lived in Raiderville.

Every year Raiderville elects a mayor and previous coaches Mike Leach and Tommy Tuberville have both made visits in years past.


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