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Saturday's Texas Tech-Oklahoma game sold out

Game marks school's first advance sellout since 2008

Posted: October 4, 2012 - 11:20am  |  Updated: October 5, 2012 - 12:10am
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Saturday’s game between No. 24 Texas Tech and No. 14 Oklahoma achieved sellout status on Thursday.

“We’re really excited to have our first (advance) sellout here in four years,” said Erik Book, Tech’s associate athletic director for ticket operations.

According to a Tech Athletics news release. the advance sellout is the first for Texas Tech since the regular season finale against Baylor in 2008, when Tech fans bought the last remaining tickets 12 days before kickoff,

Saturday’s game will mark the first sellout at Jones AT&T Stadium since the Oklahoma State game on Oct. 16, 2010. The last tickets were snatched up the day of the contest.

“On behalf of our football team, I want to say a big thank you to the fans for your support,” coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. “This is a big game for our football team and we are going to need the home field advantage. So come early, be loud, wear black and stay late.”

The stadium’s capacity is 60,298. Additional north end zone seating has been created for student overflow.

Book said to his knowledge, 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.

The university is using social media to promote the game to students, Book said, and they received a direct email today with a message regarding Tuberville’s request for fans to wear black.

The Red Raiders (4-0, 1-0 in Big 12 Conference play) and Sooners (2-1, 0-1) 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.

Texas Tech athletics is also encouraging fans to purchase tickets for the 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 West Virginia game. Less than 5,000 tickets remain. Those tickets can be purchased online at texastech.com or through the ticket office at 742-8324.

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now all Tech has to do

is go out there and not choke. I don't think we're going to beat both OU and WVU so we need to take this game!

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Need Tickets...

You can find some on StubHub.com Currently they are priced well below face value at $24.

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I think

Tech has a good chance in this one. Jones is over rated. We need to win this one because Im not sure we can beat WVU. Although, those guys will probably will be tired from two long trips to Texas.

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Student Seating

I graduated Tech a few years ago and can say that I was turned away at a Texas game as a student. The gates were closed and we were given an "Im sorry, but we are over capacity" by someone behind the gate. So I do not agree with Book's statement.

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WVU?

Who is WVU? It's my understanding we only play OU this week.

One game at a time my friends. :)

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A great opportunity

Texas Tech is already getting noticed but winning some of these upcoming games will really get them noticed at the national level. Just what we need to keep up the good recruiting.

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@iComment

I remember that. I was in line too and got turned away. I think it was the 2008 UT game. There was a short story about it the next day in the paper about how Tech sold half of the student section to people to get more money. Students were rightly upset because of the fee that students pay to get into athletic events as part of tuition.

I hope that doesn't happen this year, and WRECK 'EM TECH!

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