Texas Tech vs. TCU - Gameday Information
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004: 11:30 a.m.
Jones SBC Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech Urges Fans To Excercise Good Sportsmanship
Texas Tech, in conjunction with the NCAA and Big XII Conference, is continuing with its policy directed toward sportsmanship and public safety. The organizations put forth the initiative prior to last season.
The NCAA established a policy prohibiting post-game celebration on the fields of play throughout the country, including the Big XII Conference and Texas Tech. As a member institution of the Big XII Conference, Texas Tech supports the policy and must adhere to it.
Best Route To Travel To Campus
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 who have reserved parking passes issued by Texas Tech Athletics should follow the printed directions on the back of each parking pass.
Jones SBC Stadium is located on the Texas Tech campus near the intersection of 4th street and University Avenue.
From Lubbock International Airport - Take I-27 south to downtown, take 4th street 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 4th street exit and head west (left turn) The stadium will be on the left.
From US Highway 82 - US Highway 82 turns into fourth street at I-27. Continue heading west until you reach the stadium.
Parking lots in and around Jones SBC Stadium are on a reserved basis only and you must have a parking pass issued by Texas Tech Athletics to park in those lots. Free parking will be available in the lots just west of the United Spirit Arena and Citibus will provide shuttle service ($5 per passenger) to Jones SBC Stadium beginning three hours prior to kickoff. Parking lots located at businesses around the stadium are subject to the parking rules of each individual business. Dorm parking lots are not available as they are reserved on a 24-hour basis for the residents in each of the those buildings.
Fans who tailgate in the parking lots are asked to allow room for cars to drive through safely.
Ticket Sales and Will Call
Tickets still remain for Saturday's game against TCU and can be purchased through the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office at (806)742-TECH, 1-888-GOBIG12 or online at www.texastech.com. 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 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. General Will Call is located in the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office (North End of Jones SBC Stadium). Fans who wish to purchase tickets online line can do so by visiting the Texas Tech Ticket Office here at www.texastech.com. FANS ARE ADVISED TO PICK UP WILL CALL TICKETS EARLY AS LINES GET VERY LONG AS KICKOFF APPROACHES.
Will Call Gates
Gates To Jones SBC Stadium Open At 10:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. For Students
The gates to Jones SBC Stadium will open at 10 a.m. while the student gate will open 30 minutes earlier for the student body (9:30 a.m.). Once students enter the stadium, they will not be able to receive a pass-out until after kickoff.
Jones SBC Stadium Security
Security at Jones SBC Stadium has been increased for the 2004 season to make Red Raider football games a safe and enjoyable experience. The following is a list of guidelines to remember on gameday.
Official Texas Tech Gear
Red Raider Fans can purchase officially licensed Texas Tech gear at various locations around the stadium on Saturday. The official store of Texas Tech Athletics is the Double T Zone which is located next to the ticket office in the north end of Jones SBC Stadium. The Double T Zone will also offer remote locations on each side of the stadium before and during the game. Merchandise vendors who are legally licensed will also be available in Raider Alley (next to Frazier Alumni Pavilion - southwest corner of Jones SBC Stadium). The Spirit Shop and Red Raider Outfitters are located directly across the street from the main entrance to campus at Broadway and University.
Red Raiders On The Air
Fans who plan on tailgating on Saturday afternoon can tune in their portable radios to the All Sports Radio Network on KKAM 1340 or FM 94.5. Countdown To Kickoff, hosted by Jack Dale will begin at 9:30 a.m. on KKAM and will lead up to the network pregame show that starts at 10:45 a.m.. Following the All-Sports Radio Network coverage of the game, Red Raider Rewind will begin (approx. 4:00 p.m.) on KKAM. Red Raider Rewind is hosted by Jim G.
Saturday's game will be televised nationally by the cable group Fox Sport Net.
Midnight Raiders Join members of the Saddle Tramps in one of Texas Tech's oldest traditions, the wrapping of the Will Rogers statue. Midnight Raiders begins at 7 p.m. each Thursday night prior to home football games. Members of the Saddle Tramps wrap the statue with red crepe paper so that it is completely red for the final day of classes and for gameday. Once the statue is wrapped, the traditional bell circle is formed and all fans in attendance are able to participate. The Saddle Tramps along with other Tech students then tie red and black crepe paper all throughout campus to complete the event. The Will Rogers Statue is located next to Memorial Circle in the heart of the Texas Tech campus.
Texas Tech Alumni Association - Frazier Alumni Pavilion Pre-Game Reception
The Texas Tech Alumni Association will hold a pregame reception at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion (located across from Gate 1 of Jones SBC Stadium) beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will last until kickoff. Alumni Association members are free while guests are $5.
The Merket Alumni Center, located at the corner of University and 19th St., will open at 8 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. The Tech Traditions Gift Shop will also be open for business during those hours.
The 2004 football season marks the second season of stadium club that is located in the newly constructed Westside Stadium Club and Suite Complex. The stadium club is for Red Raider Club members who have purchased club seats and or luxury suites for the 2004 season. The club will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Red Raider Club Buffet
Red Raider Club Scholarship Fund donors are invited to a pregame buffet at the Red Raider Club tent at the corner of Drive of Champions and Canton Avenue (northeast of Dan Law Field). If there is inclement weather, the buffet will move into the Athletics Training Center. Look for the big red Red Raider Club Hum-V parked outside. The buffet will be available at 9 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m. Be prepared to show your Red Raider Club membership card and come in and enjoy some great food, meet friends and catch the day's best games on satellite TV. Saturday's meal will be catered by Josie's Mexican Restaurant.
Raider Alley is located southwest of the Frazier Alumni Pavilion and features live entertainment, merchandise booths, food vendors, face painting, interactive games and much more. Raider Alley will open at 8:30 a.m. "A Tribute To The Eagles" produced by Don Caldwell Productions will be the featured entertainment.
RaiderGate is the official tailgate party for the Texas Tech student body. RaiderGate will be held in the R1 parking lot (15th and Detroit) and students must reserve spots in the SGA office prior to gameday. The entertainment at this week's Raidergate will be "The Scott McCurry Band." RaiderGate will open at 7:30 a.m. and gates close at 10 a.m.
Team Walk - "Red Raid" Join Texas Tech Football in a new tradition that begins this season. The Red Raiders recently moved into a new football training complex that is located on the practice field at the southeast corner of the stadium The team will walk over to its gameday locker room in Jones SBC Stadium at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to line the walkway between the ATC (The Bubble) and the Double T scoreboard at the south end of the stadium to cheer on the team as they make their way into Jones SBC.
Goin' Band From Raiderland - Stadium March
The Goin' Band From Raiderland will start its march to the stadium beginning at 10:45 a.m. The band will leave from the parking lot of the music building (located behind the Student Union) and will march down Boston Ave. before splitting into two bands at the ATC (Athletic Training Center). Fans are encouraged to line the streets of Boston Avenue for the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m.
TEXAS TECH VS. TCU, 11:30 A.M. KICKOFF
Pre-Game Entertainment/Special Presentations
The Texas Tech Athletics Department will make several pregame presentations including a special presentation with John Conley who served as an assistant coach under JT King and Jim Carlen. The Goin' Band From Raiderland will kickoff the game with its traditional pregame show.
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