LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In an effort to increase ticket sales and show support for the football team, the Texas Tech Athletics Department is marketing a "Sell Out the Jones" game for this Saturday. So far this week, Tech released a video on their website encouraging fans to buy tickets to the game versus Iowa State, as well as using other social media campaigns to help promote the game.
Thus far, the marketing effort has paid off.
According to Dave Welsh, Assistant Athletics Director and Head of Ticket Operations for Texas Tech, the ticket office has around 3,000 tickets available to the public as of Wednesday afternoon. Before the Oklahoma game Welsh estimated the ticket office had nearly 11,000 tickets still available.
Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville and his staff know all too well the importance of each Big 12 game and having a significant home field advantage every week. After all, it was his own team that upset the number-3 team in the nation and a 29-point favorite: Oklahoma.
"Hopefully we'll have a great crowd," Tuberville said about the upcoming Iowa State game. "Hopefully the fans come out and let the players know that what they did last week[at Oklahoma], that they're behind them 100-percent."
"This [win against OU] won't mean anything, if you lose the next one," quarterback Seth Doege told reporters Monday morning. "In this conference you have to be ready to play every week."
To view Texas Tech's "Sell Out the Jones" promotional video: http://www.texastech.com/allaccess/?media=274173