Gameday: What to Know for Iowa State
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech returns to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday when the Red Raiders start a two-game homestand by welcoming Iowa State for a 2:30 p.m. kick. Coverage will be provided nationally on ESPN2 and the Texas Tech Sports Network.
Texas Tech Athletics strives to provide fans the best gameday experiences in the country. Prior to arriving on campus Saturday, fans are encouraged to take a look at the gameday information below.
TICKETS STILL ON SALE FOR SATURDAY’S GAME
Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available through the Texas Tech Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets either by visiting the online ticket portal at TexasTech.com or by calling 806-742-TECH. The Tech Ticket Office will open its main location on the east side of Jones AT&T Stadium beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Fans can also visit the two other box office locations located near gates 1 and 3 of the stadium (northwest and southwest corners).
JOSH ABBOTT BAND HEADLINES RAIDER ALLEY STAGE
Texas Tech alumnus and Texas Country headliner Josh Abbott Band will kick off the party at Raider Alley this weekend in a pregame concert. JAB will take the stage at 12 p.m. Saturday in a free concert leading up to kickoff between the Red Raiders and Cyclones. Raider Alley will open at 11 a.m. Saturday morning in the Engineering Key located in the center of the Texas Tech campus.
RED RAIDERS TO HONOR NATION’S MILITARY
As part of its recognition for Veterans Day, Texas Tech will host a moment of silence prior to kickoff Saturday. Texas Tech will also distribute place cards to those in attendance, allowing fans to write down a veteran of their choice. Fans will be asked to hold up their place cards for all to see during a timeout during the game.
TEXAS TECH ADDS HELMET DECAL FOR EXTRA YARDS FOR TEACHERS
The Red Raiders will add a special decal this weekend as fans will notice a green apple on the back of each helmet, recognizing Extra Yards for Teachers, the primary platform of the College Football Playoff Foundation. Extra Yards for Teachers is intended to highlight the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering educators through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. For more information, visit www.CFP-Foundation.org/Extra-Yard.
BUSY WEEKEND ON TAP FOR TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
Texas Tech Athletics will have a multitude of events on tap for fans this weekend, beginning Thursday night with Lady Raider Basketball’s season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. Mark Adams and the Red Raider men’s basketball team will return to action Friday evening in a 7 p.m. tip against Grambling State.
CITIBUS TO OPERATE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR FANS
Citibus will provide roundtrip shuttle service beginning three hours prior to kickoff until one hour after the conclusion of the game at only $5 per person. Pick-up is located north of the John Walker Soccer Complex (Texas Tech Parkway & 10th Street) and northwest of Health Sciences Center (ADA Only, Texas Tech Parkway & 5th Street). Citibus will also provide fans shuttle service from the gameday parking lots to Raider Alley this season as part of its gameday transportation. The new drop-off location on the north end of the Engineering Key is in addition to the normal Citibus gameday route.
TEXAS TECH REMAINS 100 PERCENT MOBILE WITH TICKETS | FAQ
As a reminder, Texas Tech will continue to utilize mobile tickets, which can be downloaded to any Apple Wallet or Google Pay account prior to arrival at the stadium. For questions, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 806-742-TECH.
STUDENTS STILL AVAILABLE TO USE GROUP RESERVATION SYSTEM
The athletics department will allow students to reserve group seating this season in sections 13-15, which are located in the lower northeast corner of Jones AT&T Stadium. Parties can vary in size from 15 to 250 students. Groups will receive in-game recognition and a postgame photo opportunity on the field.
Students will receive free admission to every Texas Tech athletic event this year by using their student I.D. at the main entrance. For football and men’s basketball, students are encouraged to secure their free ticket in advance each week through this link. Students can enter Jones AT&T Stadium two hours prior to kickoff through the southeast gates (Gate 6).
Premium areas and the student gate will open at 12:30 p.m. Saturday followed at 1 p.m. by all other gates for the bowl seating area. The Goin’ Band from Raiderland will enter Jones AT&T Stadium at 2:20 p.m. to lead fans in Fight Raiders Fight, the Matador Song and the National Anthem.
TEXAS TECH RE-ENTRY POLICY
Re-entry into Jones AT&T Stadium will not be permitted throughout the 2021 season. Fans must have a new ticket for admission back into the stadium.
BOTTLED WATER ALLOWED IN THROUGH STADIUM GATES
Fans will once again be allowed to bring an unopened 20 ounce (or less) bottle of water into any outdoor athletics venue on campus this year. Please note that frozen water will not be allowed through the stadium gates. Empty cups, opened bottles and other drinking containers other than 20 ounce (or less) bottles will not be permitted.
NO SMOKING OR VAPING ALLOWED INSIDE JONES AT&T STADIUM
Jones AT&T Stadium is a smoke-free facility (includes electronic cigarettes and vaping). There are no smoking areas within the stadium. Fans wishing to smoke outside the stadium will need a new ticket for admission.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Texas Tech’s clear bag policy will remain in effect for all athletic venues during the 2021-22 athletic year. Fans will be able to bring the following style and size bag or package into the venue:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be permitted into Jones AT&T Stadium.
For additional information regarding gameday policies at Jones AT&T Stadium, please visit our Gameday Guide.