Jones AT & T Stadium
The Jones AT&T Stadium
Jones AT&T Stadium can be found in the Texas
Tech University campus in Lubbock, Texas.
It is the Texas Tech Red
Raiders’ home field. The playing field is
oriented in the typical north-south
configuration. The stadium opened in 1947 as
the Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.
first game was between the Texas Tech and
the Hardin-Simmons University. When it first
opened, the stadium was able to seat 27,000.
However, it 1959, it was expanded to be able
to accommodate 41,500. In 1972, the stadium
underwent a second expansion, which
increased the seating to 53,000.
On November 1, 2008, a
record audience of 56,333 watched the upset
of the very popular Texas Longhorns.
In 2000, the stadium was renamed to Jones
SBC Stadium because of naming rights
agreements with the organization which
provided funds for the stadium’s renovations
and expansions, SBC Communications. The
stadium was again renamed on April 6, 2006
to the Jones AT&T Stadium when SBC merged
In 2006, the AT&T stadium was given a US$2
million dollar upgrade through the
installation of an inner field wall matching
the brick façade traditional of the Texas
Tech style. Inscriptions of the Matador Song
at the Double T in the south and north end
zones were also added. The upgrade included
of a FieldTurf field to
replace the old AstroTurf, which was cut
into pieces and sold to the public.