Kirby Hocutt Announces Plan for Attendance at Texas Tech Football Games
The Texas Tech athletic department has announced a plan for 25 percent capacity fan attendance at Texas Tech football games in the fall.
Kirby Hocutt released some details in a press release from the university on August 13th, 2020.
"In an effort to protect our fans, staff and students, Texas Tech will implement a reduced capacity for Jones AT&T Stadium this fall," Hocutt said. "Every section will be affected by this change with the majority of the stadium being reduced to approximately 25 percent of our general seating capacity."
The reasoning, of course, is the social distancing that has been encouraged since March.
"Due to the limited capacity, tickets will be offered via three-game mini-plans in select sections as well as on a single-game basis," Hocutt said. "This will allow us to accommodate as many fans as possible throughout the season."
Hocutt added that the club and suite areas will remain as season tickets.
If you currently have season tickets, the university will reseat assignments based on Red Raider Club membership level and priority points.
"All club seat holders who do not receive access to their club seats will be a part of the reseating of the main bowl area to ensure stadium access this season," Hocutt clarified.
The athletic department will reach out directly to season ticket holders for that process.
Information on non-season ticket sales will be announced Wednesday, August 19th, with sales beginning the following week.
Texas Tech also asked season ticket holders who don't want to attend the games to just donate that money to the university.
"Unfortunately, we believe we have yet to realize the full financial impact of COVID-19, and we are expecting and preparing for more significant changes to our budget," Hocutt said. "Because of these unknowns we are asking our current season ticket holders, who do not receive their tickets or choose to opt-out this season, to consider contributing their tickets, annual seat contribution, or premium seat contribution back to the department during the reseating process."
Beyond just donating the money or seats, you can also apply the payment toward a new mini-plan, credit it to the 2021 season, or get a refund.
In addition to the spaced-out seating, there are numerous other protocols that will be enforced at The Jones this season, including masks, mobile ticketing and mobile ordering at the concessions on the concourse.
You can read Kirby Hocutt's entire statement here.