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The 2OT: The Board of Regents approves some pretty exciting changes, but will they help fan attendance?

New changes include the sale of beer and better internet and phone service connectivity.

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The Thought.

Yesterday, Texas Tech board of regents announced the changes coming to Texas Tech Athletics home sporting events. The regents finally heard the fans pleas and they have approved the sale of beer and wine in the general seating area. Hallelujah! But wait, there’s more! They have also vowed to increase security at all sporting events and facilities, enhance the tailgating experience with food trucks and live bands, improve internet and signal connections, and lower concession prices. Per Texas Tech’s Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt, the purpose of these changes is to enhance the overall experience for fans. They want to get fans excited for Texas Athletics again, but will this work?

The Take.

I personally love all of the proposed changes. I love Texas Tech Athletics. You can find me enjoying Red Raider sporting events in person at least a couple of times a week, but sometimes I get a little frustrated with the fans. During football season, the fans hardly showed up and when they did, they left before the start of the fourth quarter. At first, I assumed it was just due to the heat. It can get pretty hot in Lubbock, especially for the early afternoon games but then basketball started. The team is currently undefeated and still the arena is empty. It was clear that something needed to change. With these proposed changes, Hocutt wants to get more fans in the stands and he wants them to stay through the entire game.

The times are changing and Texas Tech is willing to make the necessary moves to attract more fans. Hocutt takes notice every time fans run back to their tailgates during half time at football games. He has heard our complaints about phones not working. He is aware that fans are unhappy and he is willing to do what it takes to fix it.


Do you think the changes approved by the board of regents will help increase fan attendance?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    No, but I’m excited for beer
    (26 votes)
  • 86%
    Definitely! It’s about time!
    (173 votes)
199 votes total Vote Now