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    TTU to expand stadium?

    The first step in Myers' plan will be extending the stadium to 61,000 by the middle of the 2009 season. Those seats should be finished and ready by the time Texas A&M visits on Oct. 24.
    Myers told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that the additional seats could mean $1 million to $1.5 million in extra revenue this season for the Red Raiders' athletic department.
    "It means a lot to our budget," Myers told the Avalanche-Journal. "It could be the difference of us finishing in the red or the black. We're always pretty close. We're either $100,000 or $200,000 in the red or $100,000 or $200,000 in the black, or we're pretty even."
    Myers expects the Red Raiders could regularly fill those 61,000 seats for their biggest games -- and maybe attract even more.
    Could Tech fill an expanded 85,000-seat Jones AT&T Stadium? - Big 12 - ESPN



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Too bad Lubbock is in the middle of BFE....DFW is the largest city around and its a healthy 6 hr drive



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    There are only 2 things in western texas...tumbleweeds and coyotes and neither one wants to buy a ticket to watch the techsters lose.....



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    There are only 2 things in western texas...tumbleweeds and coyotes and neither one wants to buy a ticket to watch the techsters lose.....
    Yeah, cuz THAT happened a lot last season.



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    There are only 2 things in western texas...tumbleweeds and coyotes and neither one wants to buy a ticket to watch the techsters lose.....
    Yeah, considering they are the only Big12 team to have never had a losing season, I think that is pretty stupid statement.



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by ia8manfan View Post
    Too bad Lubbock is in the middle of BFE....DFW is the largest city around and its a healthy 6 hr drive
    Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland/Odessa are all over 200K. and less than 2 hours away. I didn't believe it at first either, but I'm moving to Lubbock in the fall. I bet there's close to a million people within 2 hours, and what the hell else are you going to do in west texas (kinda like iowa )?

    With continued success, I don't think it will be a problem consistently filling 80K+



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    There are only 2 things in western texas...tumbleweeds and coyotes and neither one wants to buy a ticket to watch the techsters lose.....
    Says an Iowa State fan?



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by baylrballa View Post
    Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland/Odessa are all over 200K. and less than 2 hours away. I didn't believe it at first either, but I'm moving to Lubbock in the fall. I bet there's close to a million people within 2 hours, and what the hell else are you going to do in west texas (kinda like iowa )?

    With continued success, I don't think it will be a problem consistently filling 80K+
    To raise capacity by 30,000 when they weren't filling the stadium consistently before this year seems like a stretch. They're talking about adding more seats to Jones than there are people that actually show up at Floyd Casey...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    To raise capacity by 30,000 when they weren't filling the stadium consistently before this year seems like a stretch. They're talking about adding more seats to Jones than there are people that actually show up at Floyd Casey...
    Obviously it wouldn't be an overnight thing. Just saying the people are there to support it longterm.


    And we averaged 35K last year. Thank you very much ;)
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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by baylrballa View Post
    Obviously it wouldn't be an overnight thing. Just saying the people are there to support it longterm.


    And we averaged 35K last year. Thank you very much ;)
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    I see your point, and it's probably right, but I would have to imagine a lot of those people also have pretty dead set allegiances to UT or A&M. Maybe someday they can draw that much, but it will be awhile.


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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Yeah, considering they are the only Big12 team to have never had a losing season, I think that is pretty stupid statement.

    Really? Never? That is pretty impressive. I wonder how many schools can say that.



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    Really? Never? That is pretty impressive. I wonder how many schools can say that.
    Not in since joining the Big 12



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    If they plan on doing that, they might want to keep up better relations with the coach that has gotten them to that point. Just a thought...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cymaster View Post
    If they plan on doing that, they might want to keep up better relations with the coach that has gotten them to that point. Just a thought...
    I'm sure they need to expand their stadium, but I doubt they will be able to fill 85,000 seats, ever!



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    Re: TTU to expand stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Not in since joining the Big 12
    jaretac is correct, since the creation of the Big 12, TTU is the only football program that hasn't had a losing season. The formula that gets thrown around here is just win, then the fans will come, then expand. If that actually holds true, TTU is a step ahead of us on that process.



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