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Gameday: What to know for Saturday's Texas Tech vs Texas matchup

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from Texas Tech Athletics:

Texas Tech will be back under the Jones AT&T Stadium lights this Saturday when the Red Raiders host No. 19 Texas in a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Texas Tech Athletics strives to provide fans one of the best gameday experiences in the country. Here’s a list of items to know for Saturday’s game:
 
LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY
Limited tickets for Saturday’s game are still available through the Texas Tech Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets either by visiting the online ticket portal at TexasTech.com or by calling 806-742-TECH. The Tech Ticket Office will open its main location on the east side of Jones AT&T Stadium beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Fans can also visit the two other box office locations located near Gate 1 and 3 of the stadium (northwest and southwest corners).
 
GAMEDAY TIMELINE
Premium areas and the student gate will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, while the remaining gates to Jones AT&T Stadium are slated to open at 5 p.m. for ticket holders. Fans are encouraged to find their seats prior to the Goin’ Band from Raiderland’s entrance, which is slated to begin at roughly 6:10 p.m.
 
RED OUT JONES AT&T STADIUM
As part of its Celebrate America Game, Texas Tech is calling for a “Red Out” of Jones AT&T Stadium as fans are encouraged to wear red to cheer on the Red Raiders.
 
26 SENIORS TO BE RECOGNIZED PREGAME
Texas Tech will recognize its senior class prior to kickoff as the Senior Day ceremony will begin at 6:08 p.m. Saturday evening. Members of each senior’s family will join the Red Raiders on the field as part of the pregame celebration.
 
CRABTREE AMONG FOOTBALL LETTERWINNERS IN ATTENDANCE
Michael Crabtree will be among the large group of Texas Tech football letterwinners in attendance Saturday through a Double T Varsity Club reunion. Texas Tech is hosting a reunion this weekend for all football letterwinners that played during the Mike Leach, Tommy Tuberville or Kilff Kingsbury coaching eras (2000-present). Crabtree will be joined by several other Red Raiders who have found success in the NFL, including Jace Amaro, Bradley Marquez and Keke Coutee.
 
TAILGATE ON THE KEY SATURDAY
Tailgate Express will offer an all-inclusive, eight-hour tailgate starting
at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the Engineering Key. The tailgate will feature a beer garden concept with big screen TVs, tailgate games and a live DJ. Individual ticket packages are available here.
 
TEXAS TECH REENTRY POLICY
Texas Tech will continue to utilize its new reentry policy this weekend as fans will be allowed to leave Jones AT&T Stadium beginning with the start of the first quarter. Fans will also be permitted to reenter the stadium through the end of the fourth quarter.
 
CODY TO LEAD THE RED RAIDERS ONTO THE FIELD AGAIN
Texas Tech will have “Cody” once again filling in as the Masked Rider horse Saturday afternoon in place of “Fearless Champion,” who is still recovering from an injury. Cody made his debut in the Lamar game after a week of preparation with Masked Rider Lyndi Starr and Dr. Sam Jackson, a professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
 
FANS PERMITTED TO BRING IN ONE UNOPENED BOTTLE OF WATER
Fans will once again be allowed to bring an unopened 20 ounce (or less) bottle of water into any outdoor athletics venue on campus this year. Please note that frozen water will not be allowed through the stadium gates. Empty cups, opened bottles and other drinking containers other than 20 ounce (or less) bottles will not be permitted as well.
 
VAPING NOT ALLOWED INSIDE JONES AT&T STADIUM
Texas Tech Athletics would like to remind fans that smoking, vaping or the use of e-cigarettes is not allowed inside Jones AT&T Stadium. Fans who wish to smoke or vape must exit the stadium in order to do so.
 
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Texas Tech’s clear bag policy will remain in effect for all athletic venues during the 2018-19 athletic year. Fans will be able to bring the following style and size bag or package into the venue:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

LUBBOCK MUNICIPAL COLISEUM TO BE USED IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
In cases of inclement weather, Texas Tech advises fans in the tailgate areas to take shelter inside the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. The coliseum will open in case of inclement weather for every home game this season. Fans should stay tuned in to Double T 97.3 FM on the radio and @TexasTechFB on Twitter for weather updates, if needed. As a reminder, umbrellas are not permitted inside Jones AT&T Stadium.

(News release from Texas Tech Athletics)


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