They are the hottest commodity on the South Plains. Of course, we are talking about tickets for Saturday's game, which will fall under the national spotlight of ESPN Game Day. Which, as NewsChannel 11 found out, is fueling this ticket craze across the Hub City. "If I could get a ticket I would but it's all sold out," Texas Tech Fan Rudy Dominguez said.
From the airwaves and on the internet, Red Raider fans are selling, buying or trying to win their way into one of the biggest, if not the biggest games in Lubbock history.
"Jonnie you are my caller ten. You know what this means don't you?" KLLL Radio DJ Neely Yates said. "I'm going to the game!" Jonnie exclaimed.
Yates says from the minute they announced a free ticket give away, the phone lines lit up. "This is the hottest ticket in the town. So it's just been crazy," Yates said.
They are so hot, that some are trying to cash in on the red and black frenzy. NewsChannel 11 asked, Ronald Burrus why are you selling them? "The riches," Burrus said.
Burrus's tickets are on the 40-yard line and come with a parking pass. The cost for his tickets is $500. Tech alum says when he listed these tickets in the Avalanche Journal two days ago, only a few tickets were listed. That has since changed. "I thought I was getting in on a landslide. But so far nothing," Burrus said.
If you do not already have a ticket and have some money to spare, we found tickets in local newspapers between three hundred to over a thousand dollars. All to sit at the Jones AT&T Stadium and watch the Red Raiders take on the Long Horns.
In addition, on the internet site eBay, some are even spending more money. There are four tickets that are going for $4,000. A huge expense which long time Tech fan Rudy Dominquez says he will pass on in exchange for a front row seat on his couch. "I'm going to watch it on TV and it will be ok," Dominquez said.