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Baseball Stadium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Feb. 9

Texas Tech will play the first game in Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Feb. 17

Feb. 4, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech University will celebrate the renovation of the Red Raiders home baseball stadium with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., university officials announced today.

Texas Tech will call home to one of the finest on-campus facilities in the country following a $5 million renovation that was funded completely through private donations.

The most notable structural improvements include 10 luxury suites, each with seating for 12, a new press box complete with radio and television broadcast areas and a stadium club level with outdoor seating for 75 individuals.

Also included in the renovation is a new shading structure that will cover the area in the center portion of the grandstands and will rise above the suites and television broadcast booth. This shading structure will be directly overhead 1,154 individual chair-back seats that will be installed for the first time in the history of the stadium. Prior to the renovation, the entire seating area of the stadium consisted of aluminum bench seating.

Fans will also enjoy the additional rows of seating that have been placed at field level while a new state-of-the-art tensioned back stop-netting will protect fans while allowing an unobstructed view of the entire playing field.

Texas Tech will officially take the field for the first time at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park for 2012 Opening Day on Friday, Feb. 17, hosting Missouri State for a 4 p.m. first pitch.



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