Students pitch tents at the new Raiderville site - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/21/09

Students pitch tents at the new Raiderville site

By Ann Wyatt Little  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -   Texas Tech students are braving mother nature's elements to show their support for the Red Raiders and to get a good seat. However they are doing it from a different spot this year.

Jones AT&T stands about 200 yards away from the city's new location. Construction forced Raiderville residents to move away from the student gate to the green grass outside the Exercise Sciences Center. With a population of about 70 and growing students starting setting up camp Sunday and say the new location is cozier.

Freshman Colton Ancell pitched his tent Tuesday and slept through the rain. He knows temperatures will drop but says it's all about the experience. "It's really to make sure you get a good seat. But it's also about being out here and meeting new people," says Ancell.

The student affairs office says they won't let geography get in the way of getting a good seat. They gave the mayors of Raiderville a scanner so they can electronically keep up with students using their student ID cards. Based on the time campers spend out at the campsite, wrist bands will be handed out and stadium officials will open the gates 30 minutes early for those students with a wrist band to get a front row seat.

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