Texas Tech sets football season ticket record

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The exit of Mike Leach and entrance of Tommy Tuberville as Texas Tech football coach hasn't put a damper on season ticket sales for the coming season.

Tech announced Wednesday that it has sold 30,709 season tickets as of Tuesday night for Red Raiders football. That breaks the previous record of 30,092 set before the start of the 2008 season.

According to a statement issued by the university, the sales figure doesn't include 12,548 tickets sold to the Tech student body. That means a combined 43,257 season tickets sold for the 60,454 seats in the newly expanded Jones AT&T Stadium.

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