LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - With just days until what will most likely be the biggest game of the season for the Red Raiders, parking may be an issue for those who have not pre-paid.
Tech reports that all paid parking for Saturday's game is sold out. The only parking that remains is the free parking west of University Medical Center, or private businesses that are offering paid parking in their lots across from the stadium, which is first come, first served.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, which also happens to be Head Coach Tommy Tuberville's birthday.
Camping may soon be one of the few options left for fans come Saturday, most hotels in Lubbock and surrounding communities are already full.
Fans planning to attend Saturday's game are advised to enter campus through the south-most entrances and avoid the areas directly around the stadium. Fans that have reserved parking passes issued by Texas Tech Athletics should follow the printed directions on the back of each parking pass, but please be aware of freeway construction around the stadium.
All parking lots on the Texas Tech University campus on game days are reserved or designated for specific campus functions. Fans that have not purchased any form of season game day parking and wish to tailgate on campus can purchase a parking pass in the lots adjacent to the United Spirit Arena.
Free parking (non-tailgating) areas will be available in the lots just west of University Medical Center and Citibus will provide shuttle service ($5 per person) to Jones AT&T Stadium beginning three hours prior to kickoff. Citibus will offer the same service to the parking lots adjacent to the United Spirit Arena. Parking lots located at businesses around the stadium are subject to the parking rules of each individual business owner. Resident Hall parking lots are not available as they are reserved on a 24-hour basis for the residents in each of the buildings.
Additional ADA parking (once designated areas around the stadium are full) will be located at the TTU Health Sciences Center (4th Street and TTU Parkway). University Parking Services will operate a free shuttle to the stadium starting three hours prior to kickoff. ADA state issued credentials are required in order to park in any designated ADA lot.
All fans who tailgate in campus parking lots are asked to allow room for cars to drive through all driving lanes safely.
Tickets for Saturday's game against TEXAS are SOLD OUT. Fans who have requested their tickets be left for pickup at Will Call on Saturday need to be advised that Will Call will open at 1 p.m. General Will Call is located in the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office (North End of Jones AT&T Stadium). Fans are advised to pick up Will Call tickets early as lines get very long close to kickoff. Will Call will close at the conclusion of halftime.
The student gate (Gate 6) will open at 4:30 p.m. while all other gates at Jones AT&T Stadium will open at 5 p.m. Scan-outs (pass-outs) will begin at the start of the first quarter.
Jones AT&T Stadium
Jones AT&T Stadium is located on the Texas Tech campus near the intersection of Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue.
From Lubbock International Airport - Take I-27 south to downtown, take Marsha Sharp Freeway exit and head west (right turn). The stadium will be on the left.
From US Highway 84 - Follow US 84 to I-27 and head north (right turn). Take Marsha Sharp Freeway exit and head West (left turn) the stadium will be on the left.
From US Highway 82 - US Highway 82 turns into the Marsha Sharp Freeway at I-27. Continue heading west until you reach the stadium.
Will Call Gates
Jones AT&T Stadium Security
Security at Jones AT&T Stadium has been increased for the 2010 season to make Red Raider Football games a safe and enjoyable experience. The following is a list of guidelines to remember on game day.
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