New Gameday Features, Enhancements

New features and enhancements to the gameday experience at Jones AT&T Stadium this season. Texas Tech kicks off the season at home against Central Arkansas 6 p.m. Saturday.

Texas Tech Associate Athletic Director Blayne Beal briefed gathered media Wednesday morning on ticket availability and changes coming to the gameday fan experience at Jones AT&T Stadium this season.

The following is a list of those:
  • As of Wednesday morning 2,500 tickets were still available from the 3,000 Central Arkansas returned. About the same remain for Tech's Sept. 13 matchup with Arkansas.

  • Though season tickets have sold out for the entire 2014 season, Tech still has individual tickets remaining for every home game other than Texas.

  • Beer will be sold at Raider Alley for the first time. Beal added there are no plans in place to sell beer inside the stadium, other to those in premium seating. According to Beal, alcohol sales would prevent Tech from handing out "pass outs' allowing fans to tailgate at halftime and return to their seats in the second half, which is popular with fans.

  • In addition to beer sales, Raider Alley will also boast a 25-foot inflatable Raider Red.

  • Raider Alley will also have more televisions than last year showing live college football games from around the nation.

  • Tech has a brand new ticket scanning system in hopes of getting fans into the stadium faster than in the past.

  • Tech will also employ mobile ticketing for the first time ever, so you can have the option of having your season or individual tickets delivered to you electronically by PDF or Apple Passbook. You can then use an electronic ticket to get into the stadium, meaning your phone can be scanned for entrance.

  • A Feerless Fan Committee, consisting of 20 season ticket holders and some students, to help better inform the athletic department every week of what fans liked and didn't about their game day experience so Tech can tweak things throughout the season accordingly.

  • Texas Tech will interact with fans via social media and the video board this season much more than in 2013.

  • By popular demand there will also be more fan cams, meaning more chances for fans to see themselves on the video board.

  • Tech warns, fans who do not purchase parking in advance will have problems on game day.

  • RV parking is sold out and has been moved to the John Walker Soccer Complex lots. The good news is electricity and water will now be provided to the RVs. Shuttles will be made available from there to to Gate 1, the front of the Jones.

  • Free parking is available directly northwest of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and buses will serve that area.

  • Security cameras are being installed in the stadium to help aid event managers and law enforcement keep fans safe.

  • Visit Texas Tech's Gameday Central for more info on tickets, parking, new features and more.

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