Nov 9, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders mascot enters the field before the game with the Kansas State Wildcats at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders on Verge of Selling out Season Tickets


Nov 2, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; A general overview of Jones AT&T Stadium during the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 2, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; A general overview of Jones AT&T Stadium during the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech announced this afternoon that they had a little over 4,400 season tickets remaining until they sold out every home game based on season tickets alone for the first time in school history. I was curious to see what Lubbockites thought so I took a look at Facebook and was shocked that the majority of comments regarding the sell-outs was from people who were angry that they wouldn’t be able to buy tickets to just one game.

Bro, really? Do you understand making a profit? Do you understand that Texas Tech is bucking the trend of declining attendance and is making the Jones a intimidating place to play again? Unless you are a Longhorn or a Sooner fan, this is fantastic news. NEVER in the history of Jones AT&T Stadium has Tech been able to sell this many season tickets before the season started, much less before the Red and Black game happened. How could you not be pumped up about this news if you are a Red Raider fan? There is no excuse not to buy tickets if you are that upset about single game tickets. You can buy season tickets for 1$ more than you would be able to purchase the Texas/Arkansas package. They are practically giving you 4 games for 1$. If you are that cash strapped, go halves with a couple of buddies and split the season in half.

The goal of any athletic department is to make money while selling as many seats as they can. It’s a circle of life if you will. Butts in seats generate money. Money means better equipment, facilities, and cash to pay good coaches to stick around longer. Better equipment, facilities, and good coaches bring better talent. Talent brings wins. Ask Nebraska or Alabama how beneficial it is to sell out your stadium on a yearly basis. On the flip side, ask our neighbors in New Mexico what it feels like to have 80% of their stadium available for purchase the day of the game. Just look at the state of those programs and if you can’t see why it’s beneficial to sell out your stadium before opposing fans get a chance to buy them you need help.

If you want to see Red Raider football, get your season tickets while you still can. If you want to see Longhorn or Sooner football, move South/North and quit complaining.

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