Tech fans cheer new seating at Jones AT&T Stadium - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/24/09

Tech fans cheer new seating at Jones AT&T Stadium

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By Kensey Curtis - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Everyone has been anticipating the Tech vs. A&M game all week.  Students camped outside waiting to get the chance, to be one of the first, into the stadium to watch the game.  However, seating does not seem to be a problem now that Tech finished adding on 6,000 more seats. 

"Well it will be kind of a nice enclosure of the whole facility which I think is important and people are really going to like the new seats.  They're great seats, they really are.  They're already numbered ready to go, spacious, and people are really going to like them," Dave Welsh said.

The adding of new seats brings total capacity from 53,800 to around 59,000 seats.  "I think it's going to be a good thing the fact that there will be more people in the stadium will obviously make it louder and just a better game atmosphere," Tech Alumni Dean Diersing said.

"I think it's awesome.  I'm glad they're finally done, I definitely want to have more people in their especially wearing Raider Red or I guess, today all black.  So I'm pretty excited about it to see how it looks," Texas Tech student Kelly Francis said.

There has only been one game that has sold out so far this season and with the new expansion, it is still a possibility that the last two home games could sale out.  "We will see what happens in the next few weeks.  We would like to see a lot of people come up and buy those seats for the last two home games," Welsh said.

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