Only 368 tickets remain for Saturday’s Texas Tech-Oklahoma football game, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Erik Book, Tech’s associate athletic director for ticket operations, said at the current pace, he expects the game to sell out today or Thursday.
“Its exciting,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of buzz in the community regarding this game. We don’t anticipate having tickets available on game day, so (we) would certainly encourage people to purchase tickets as soon as possible through the website or by giving us a call.”
Tickets can be purchased online at texastech.com/tickets or by calling 742-8324. Tickets are available for $50 or $65, Book said.
Fewer than 5,000 tickets remain for the West Virginia and Texas games, Book added.
Official capacity of Jones AT&T Stadium is 60,298, Book said. Additional seats have been opened in the past in the north end zone to accommodate student overflow.
Book has been with Tech since July and said he has been told students have never been turned away from a football game. More than 12,500 seats are available for students, not including the grassy area in the north end zone.
Tech officials are planning on opening the area Saturday if needed.
“We’re going to be making a big push toward students in the next couple of days here, leading into Saturday as well, promoting the blackout for this game,” Book said.
Earlier this week, coach Tommy Tuberville encouraged fans to wear black to the game.
Saturday’s game is the Hispanic Appreciation Game.
The Red Raiders and Sooners kick off at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised regionally on ABC. Fans who don’t get the game on their ABC affiliate station will be able to watch on ESPN2.
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