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Red Raiders gear up for home opener

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Last minute preparations are in the works to iron out any kinks in Saturday's home opener.

The band has its last rehearsal, the ticket office is ready for last-minute sales, and fans are gathering all of their tailgating essentials.

For anyone who hasn't been able to purchase tickets, you're in luck. There are still over 11,000 tickets available to buy online or at the gate. Tickets will be available at all four gates.

But there are a few things that fans will want to keep in mind: your bags will be checked so to ensure a quick entry, remember small bags, purses and fanny packs are permitted. Bags larger than 14" x 10" will not be permitted. All items brought into the stadium are subject to search. Outside beverages and/or food are not allowed into the stadium. Cans, glass, bottles, coolers (ice chests) and other type beverage containers are prohibited in the stadium. 

There is a slight chance for rain in the forecast, but no umbrellas are allowed. 

Here are the parking details provided by Texas Tech:

All parking lots on the Texas Tech University campus on game days are reserved/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.

Area Reserved Automobile Parking - $20 per vehicle (per-game) or $50 (per-season)

Area Reserved RV Parking - $75 per vehicle (per-game) or $375 (per-season)

Space Reserved RV Parking - $125 per vehicle (per-game) or $625 (per-season)

Express lanes will be available for fans that have pre-purchased parking for the west arena lots and will provide quick access to the parking areas on game day. Fans choosing to buy parking the day of the game may do so (dependent on availability) at the lot entry with a credit card. Game day parking is limited and available only based on availability.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as congestion builds quickly prior to games.

Free parking (non-tailgating)areas will be available in the lots just west of University Medical Center and at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Citibus will provide shuttle service ($5 per person) to Jones AT&T Stadium (from UMC lots only) beginning three hours prior to kickoff (map below). 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 those buildings.

Additional ADA parking will be located by the tennis courts, south of 10th street, across from University Medical Center. 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.

You can find more detailed parking information here: http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/travel.html

You can download the game day parking map here: http://issuu.com/techathletics/docs/2013_rrc_game-day_parking_guide/1?e=1814347/4614334

You can find more stadium and parking information at texastech.com, and you can find detailed instructions and stadium rules here: http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/security.html

The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports.

And remember, you can follow all our Texas Tech coverage in the RaiderZone here on KCBD.com.

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