Gustafson delays Hall of Fame groundbreaking to celebrate Red Raider baseball


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - All of the excitement about Texas Tech going to compete at Omaha is benefiting Lubbock's very own efforts to build the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

The groundbreaking for this facility was suppose to be on June 28th, but Dr. Mike Gustafson, president of the Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday that the date has been pushed back.

The ceremony is now set for October 21st.

Gustafson wanted to separate the groundbreaking from the annual Night of Champions Celebration, which will still be on June 28th.

He said that the groundbreaking needs to be built around the donors and guests, who were having a difficult time traveling to Lubbock in late June.

Gustafson said the campaign is still moving along well, with a goal of $13 million dollars to construct the 30,000-plus square foot facility.

As the Red Raiders head to Omaha, Gustafson said it just shows Lubbock is the best place for the Hall of Fame.

"We get to work on a national scene, and get to go to Omaha and do this stuff professionally through the College Baseball Hall of Fame," he said, "and now we're getting to do this with my Alma Mater and the place where I played, so that part has been a blast."

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