Texas Tech Announces Details For $185M Renovation Of Athletic Facilities
Texas Tech on Friday formally unveiled venue plans for the $185M "Campaign for Fearless Champions" by "making renderings public for the first time," according to Don Williams of the LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL. The campaign, which has more than $75M "already raised or pledged," includes 25 projects in 17 sports. Seven already "have been funded and completed." AD Kirby Hocutt said that the first things to take place following the football season "will be replacing all chair-back and bench seats" at Jones AT&T Stadium and "turning the office space at the north end into a club-seating area with about 350 premium seats." He said that when construction begins on an "indoor football practice facility and indoor track -- to be situated side by side just south of Jones Stadium -- they will be built at the same time." That project is estimated to cost $50M, though Hocutt said that more than $25M is "in place." Williams reported one of the "most high-profile projects is a three-level south end zone building that can house 30 suites -- 15 each on levels two and three -- and a Hall of Fame, stadium club and athlete dining hall on the lower level." Jones Stadium currently has 85 suites, "all of which are occupied." TTU Associate AD Amy Heard indicated that the "waiting list for suiteholders is more than 30" (LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL, 8/30).