Soon Lubbock will be cheering on the Red Raider football team under the bright lights at Jones AT&T Stadium. Given that football season is here (yes!) and thousands of people will flock to the facility to cheer on the team, we decided to learn more about the stadium…maybe you’ll learn something new. Here’s a list of facts about one of the Big 12’s best looking stadiums:
- The stadium has been home to Red Raider football since 1947. That’s nearly 70 years!
- The “Jones” in Jones Stadium was named after former Texas Tech president Clifford B. Jones and his wife Aubrey in 1947.
Game day atmosphere in Raider Land.
- We’ll let you take a guess as to where AT&T came from.
- Seating is just over 60,000, but we can squeeze in a few lawn and removable seats for big games (see directly below).
- Stadium record attendance was 61,836 on November 2, 2013. Texas Tech played the then #12 Oklahoma State.
- The Jones hasn’t always looked so fancy. Texas Tech has invested over $153 million during the past 10 years with four major renovations making Jones AT&T Stadium one of the best on-campus football facilities in the country.
- Did you know the most home wins in a season tied three years (1965, 2005, 2008), and each year won seven games?
- The first game ever played at Jones AT&T Stadium in 1947 was against Hardin-Simmons University.
- This facility isn’t just for football. The stadium hosts various private events and also features a restaurant on the east end. Both side of the stadium have food and beverage capabilities for events.
Texas Tech Club can host a variety of meetings.
- The 2016 season will debut a brand new north end premium area, which previously housed the ticket office. Be on the lookout for a fantastic space to tailgate and watch the game!
Raider Red (mascot)
If you’re curious why Lubbock is a top football town, read more here. Or, for more information on Jones AT&T Stadium, click here. Don’t miss the 2016 Texas Tech football schedule here.