Texas Tech-Oklahoma game reaches sellout status - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech-Oklahoma game reaches sellout status

From Texas Tech Athletics:

LUBBOCK, Texas – Saturday's game between No. 24 Texas Tech and No. 14 Oklahoma has reached sellout status, ensuring that a capacity crowd will be on hand for the Red Raiders' Big 12 home opener at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The advance sellout is the first for Texas Tech since the regular-season finale against Baylor in 2008, when Tech fans bought the last remaining tickets 12 days before kickoff.  Saturday's game will mark the first sellout at Jones AT&T Stadium since Oklahoma State (60,454) on Oct. 16, 2010.

"On behalf of our football team, I want to say a big thank you to the fans for your support," Texas Tech Head Coach Tommy Tuberville remarked.  "This is a big game for our football team and we are going to need the home field advantage.  So come early, be loud, wear Black and stay late.  Again, thank you for your support.  It's great to be a Red Raider!"

With student overflow seating, a new Jones AT&T Stadium attendance is expected when the Red Raiders and Sooners kick off on Saturday afternoon.  The game has been designated as an official "Black Out" game and all fans are encouraged to wear as much black to the game as possible.

The game will be televised regionally on ABC with a reverse national mirror on ESPN2, meaning fans that don't get the game on their ABC affiliate station will be able to watch on ESPN2. 

Texas Tech fans are urged to purchase tickets for next week's game against West Virginia (2:30 p.m. on Oct. 13) as less than 5,000 tickets remain.  Those tickets can be purchased online at texastech.com or through the athletics ticket office at(806) 742-TECH.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

    ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:06:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-08-23 08:16:34 GMT

    ESPN moves broadcaster Robert Lee off Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by decision to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

    ESPN moves broadcaster Robert Lee off Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by decision to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

  • Pigskin Preview: Sundown Roughnecks

    Pigskin Preview: Sundown Roughnecks

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:18:15 GMT
    steve smithsteve smith

    After a 6-6 season, the Sundown Roughnecks enter Steve Smith's 4th season with high expectations.

    After a 6-6 season, the Sundown Roughnecks enter Steve Smith's 4th season with high expectations.

  • LIVE with Wayland Baptist Coach Butch Henderson

    LIVE with Wayland Baptist Coach Butch Henderson

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:01:56 GMT
    Butch Henderson (Source: KCBD File Photo)Butch Henderson (Source: KCBD File Photo)

    This season, Butch Henderson's team has just four home games. They also play just two non-conference games this season.

    This season, Butch Henderson's team has just four home games. They also play just two non-conference games this season.

Powered by Frankly