We’re taking a look at all the improvements to the stadium prior to the home opener.
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Strolling around campus you may have noticed construction going on at the football stadium and wondered what changes were coming. Don't worry; we have you covered.
If you're anything like me, you've been looking forward all summer to Saturdays at Jones AT&T Stadium. The time has come. The Texas Tech Red Raiders will face off against the Oregon Ducks at 6 p.m. this Saturday (Sept. 9).
The stadium is still under construction, but here are some new additions so far. In conjunction with AT&T, cellular service should be improved this season in the stadium. Other improvements include new turf and lighting. This new LED lighting will provide light shows in the pregame and after touchdowns.
“We're asking students to get here early and come in through gate four,” said Robert Giovannetti, senior athletic director for external operations. “Get here early, stay late, be loud and be read for the things that come with having a huge stadium under construction.
“We're about to have the nicest football facility in the country. If we have a little inconvenience this year, it's going to be worth it for the future.”
Students will still enter the stadium through gates six and four. There will be no student seating lost. People with suite tickets will enter through gate five. You will have to navigate around the stadium differently this year as Sixth Street will be closed. If you're coming from the east side of the stadium, you will need to follow the signage down University Avenue to the north side of the stadium.
The stadium will also feature an additional grab-and-go station this season next to gate four on the east side and will offer snacks, beverages and additional concession options.
You may notice the Goin' Band From Raiderland in a different part of Jones AT&T Stadium this season as has been relocated from the south endzone to section 23 on the east side.
The $230 million construction project to the south endzone is not scheduled to be completed until 2024. When finished, the project will provide a better gameday experience for players and fans alike. The renovation and upgrades mean Jones AT&T Stadium will be among the top college football facilities in the country upon completion.
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