Texas Tech Announces $200M Jones AT&T Stadium Upgrades
The project will be largely funded through private fundraising and annual athletics department revenue streams, primarily from the sale of new premium inventory. Pending approval from the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 11-12, the project is slated for groundbreaking immediately following the 2022 football season in anticipation of opening prior to the 2024 campaign.In order to be efficient with the timing of construction and to minimize the impact on both the football program and fans, the project, pending the Board of Regents’ approval, will move forward while fundraising efforts continue.
“This facility, when completed, will not take a backseat to any other school in the country. We have received tremendous interest from many of our supporters regarding this project and anticipate that continuing as we get closer to officially breaking ground,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said in a release. “Our intent is to be the top athletics department in the country. As we look into the long-term future of college athletics, this project will set the stage for what we anticipate as decades of success on the gridiron for our Red Raiders.”
The impact of this project will completely revitalize the south end zone of Jones AT&T Stadium, not only from a student-athlete amenities and development standpoint but by preserving one of Texas Tech’s most historic landmarks, the Double T scoreboard. Under the current plans, Texas Tech will debut a new Double T scoreboard atop a new four-story building that will enclose Jones AT&T Stadium.
The newly-constructed facilities will include over 300,000 combined square feet and blend world-class modern design and technology elements with Spanish architecture well known to Texas Tech supporters.
Fans will be able to enter the stadium through a new gate in the south end zone that will feature additional concession points of sale, an expanded concourse, and ground-level sight lines to Cody Campbell Field at Jones AT&T Stadium that will be unique to college football. The facility will have four floors with home and visiting locker rooms on field level accompanying a 7,200 square-foot club area that will welcome the Red Raiders onto the field each Saturday and give fans in this space one-of-a-kind interactions with the team.
The main concourse and loge boxes will occupy the second level, with coaches and staff offices on floor three and additional premium suite options on the top level. Texas Tech currently expects to generate significant revenue annually in premium seating once the south end zone project is completed.
“The great universities in this country achieve excellence because of the commitment of extraordinary people who contribute financially and through their passion and leadership,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said. “Without a doubt, this project will elevate Texas Tech and Lubbock and further affirm our football program’s positive momentum.”
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