When you first enter Jones AT&T Stadium, you’ll notice Texas Tech’s famous Double T scoreboard. The scoreboard sits atop the athletics department in the south end zone and is one of the largest and most iconic scoreboards in college football. The scoreboard is an impressive 100 feet wide and 38 feet tall meaning you won’t miss anything no matter where you’re sitting.
The scoreboard isn’t the only impressive thing about a Red Raiders game as the fan support here in Lubbock is extraordinary. The Red Raiders are the pride of Lubbock, and this can be seen as all throughout the city on game day you’ll see people dressed head to toe in black and red. The fans here are also extremely loyal as the Red Raiders sell out regardless of how well they are performing on the field. The student section is incredibly strong in their support as well having been named one of the best in the Big 12 by ESPN. The rowdy and rambunctious student section have contributed a large part to the incredible home field advantage the Red Raiders have.
The pageantry on game day at Texas Tech is second to none as the Masked Rider, Goin’ Band from Raiderland, and Raider Red all put on great game day performances. The Masked Rider gets the crowd pumped up and ready to cheer on the Red Raiders, while the band puts on a great show that is worth price of admission all on its own. You’ll have a great time at a Red Raiders game, which will leave you looking forward to the next time you get to experience a game in Lubbock.
Things to check out
The Masked Rider
The Masked Rider is the official mascot of Texas Tech and leads the team onto the field at the beginning of each home game. The Rider is decked out in all black, the only exception being a red cape. The tradition that has carried on for the past forty years and is a must see part of any Red Raiders game.Watch video
The Letterman's Lounge
Located on the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium is the Lettermen’s Lounge, which houses memorabilia of Texas Tech’s most prominent athletes, making it a great place to stop by when visiting the stadium. Drop by the Lettermen’s Lounge to take in the great history of Texas Tech athletics.
Bangin’ Bertha is a large bell on a trailer that is carried to every home football game by the Saddle Tramp spirit organization. The ringing of Bangin’ Berth is one of the bigger traditions at Texas Tech as well as a great way to inspire the team and rile up the crowd. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for Bangin’ Bertha when attending a Red Raiders game.
The most popular way for Texas Tech fans to greet one another is through the guns up hand signal. The sign is made by extending your index finger outward and your thumb upward as if to make a gun and to raise it in the air. Put your guns up when meeting fellow Red Raiders fans to show off your Texas Tech pride.Watch video
Goin' Band from Raiderland
The Texas Tech band is as old as the university itself and has been performing at Red Raiders game since the program's inception in 1925. The Texas Tech band also owns the distinction of being the first band ever to attend an away game when they did so in 1926. The band puts on an outstanding show, so make sure to keep your eyes on the field when the team comes off and the band goes on.Watch video
Fight Raiders, Fight
The official fight song of the Red Raiders
Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight for the school we love so dearly.
You’ll hit ’em high, you’ll hit ’em low.
You’ll push the ball across the goal,
Tech, Fight! Fight!
We’ll praise your name, boost you to fame.
Fight for the Scarlet and Black.
You will hit ’em, you will wreck ’em.
Hit ’em, Wreck ’em, Texas Tech! And the Victory Bells will ring out.
Fight, Matadors, for Tech!
Songs of love we’ll sing to thee,
Bear our banners far and wide.
Ever to be our pride,
Fearless champions ever be.
Stand on heights of victory.
Strive for honor evermore.
Long live the Matadors!