Airbnb Takes Off in Lubbock Thanks to Texas Tech Football
It wasn't just hotels and restaurants that benefited from Texas Tech home football games this year. Airbnb really took off in Lubbock this season.
According to a press release from Airbnb, more than 3,100 visitors used Airbnb rentals during home game weekends.
Overall, that translated into $300,000 spent by Airbnb users to hosts in Lubbock County.
During Texas Tech's game against Texas, Airbnb reported that 800 visitors used their services in Lubbock County. Combined, those visitors paid $81,000 to hosts throughout Lubbock.
With Texas Tech's 2018 basketball season underway and baseball coming up, local Airbnb hosts hope the trend continues.