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Lubbock Municipal Coliseum

The site of legendary games and outstanding Red Raider players and coaches, Lubbock Municipal Coliseum is nearing the end of its tenure as the home of Texas Tech basketball.

The Red Raiders are scheduled to begin action in the 15,000-seat United Spirit Arena during the 1998-99 season. Until then, Texas Tech -- which begins this season having won 43 of its last 46 home games -- can count on the majestic old building to provide the Red Raiders with a decisive home court advantage.

For the 42nd season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders will make their home in the 8,174 Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. "The Bubble," as the Coliseum is affectionately known to Tech fans, began playing host to the Red Raiders in the 1956 season.

Over the last six years under head coach James Dickey, the Red Raiders have won almost 80 percent of their games in the friendly confines. Tech entered the 1996-97 season with 30 consecutive wins at home, which was the longest homecourt winning streak at the time. Tech was tripped up by Colorado (80-78) before a packed house on Jan. 11, 1997 -- ending the school-record 35-game homecourt streak. Prior to that loss, Texas Tech had not lost a home game since Texas A&M's 89-88 win on Feb. 5, 1994.

Texas Tech achieved its school-record 35-game winning streak by winning the final four home games of 1993-94 and then sweeping through the next two seasons undefeated. Tech won its first five games at home last year. The 1963-64 team won its final 11 games and then the 1964-65 club won its first six to reach the previous mark of 17 straight wins. The longest losing streak for Tech in the Coliseum is nine games.

The Red Raiders have played 527 games in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and have posted a record of 379-148 (.719). The Raiders have managed a 59-16 (.787) mark under Dickey in the Coliseum, and attendance has increased in each of the six seasons that he has been at the helm as head coach.

The 1994-95 and 1995-96 Red Raiders were each 13-0 in the Coliseum, making them only the second and third Tech clubs to go unbeaten in "The Bubble." The 1958-59 team was 11-0. The 13 home victories in 1994-95 and 1995-96 stand as the most-ever in a single season for Texas Tech.

The Coliseum is located 900 feet west of Jones Stadium on the north part of the Texas Tech campus. On land dedicated by the college, the Coliseum-Auditorium is owned and operated by the City of Lubbock. Haynes and Kirby designed the building and it was built by BHFP Construction Company.

Texas Tech basketball got its start in the 1925-26 season and they played their home games in the Aggie Judging Pavilion. After that season the Raiders made the move to the Tech Gym, known as "The Barn," for the next 30 years. The move to the Coliseum in '56 marked the beginning of quite an era in Tech basketball as the Raiders became a member-elect of the Southwest Conference in 1956-57.

Red Raiders in the Coliseum
Season      Record          Attn. (Conference)
1956-57     7-5 (.583)      6,140 (Ind.)
1957-58     9-1 (.900)      7,500 (8,775)
1958-59     11-0 (1.000)    7,091 (8,320)
1959-60     6-5 (.545)      7,273 (8,480)
1960-61     9-4 (.692)      7,375 (9,340)
1961-62     10-2 (.833)     8,081 (9,379)
1962-63     4-8 (.333)      6,943 (7,950)
1963-64     11-2 (.917)     8,257 (9,050)
1964-65     10-1 (.909)     8,724 (9,317)
1965-66     10-3 (.769)     8,655 (9,210)
1966-67     7-5 (.583)      7,150 (7,550)
1967-68     7-5 (.583)      6,879 (7,418)
1968-69     6-7 (.462)      6,114 (6,874)
1969-70     11-3 (.786)     8,341 (9,180)
1970-71     11-4 (.733)     7,662 (8,592)
1971-72     9-3 (.750)      7,811 (8,300)
1972-73     11-2 (.846)     6,575 (8,477)
1973-74     10-3 (.769)     6,594 (8,461)
1974-75     11-2 (.846)     6,774 (7,176)
1975-76     12-1 (.923)     6,629 (6,839)
1976-77     11-2 (.846)     5,842 (6,351)
1977-78     10-3 (.769)     6,658 (7,423)
1978-79     11-3 (.786)     6,676 (8,194)
1979-80     11-2 (.846)     6,623 (7,650)
1980-81     12-2 (.857)     5,813 (7,074)
1981-82     11-3 (.786)     6,453 (6,573)
1982-83     8-5 (.751)      4,863 (5,621)
1983-84     9-3 (.750)      5,077 (5,034)
1984-85     12-3 (.800)     4,182 (5,588)
1985-86     8-7 (.533)      4,619 (5,346)
1986-87     10-3 (.769)     6,462 (7,113)
1987-88     8-4 (.667)      6,007 (7,009)
1988-89     9-7 (.563)      5,127 (5,954)
1989-90     4-10 (.286)     2,947 (3,365)
1990-91     4-10 (.286)     2,461 (3,066)
1991-92     8-5 (.615)      3,699 (3,818)
1992-93     8-4 (.667)      4,134 (4,429)
1993-94     8-4 (.667)      5,567 (5,767)
1994-95     13-0 (1.000)    6,775 (7,349)
1995-96     13-0 (1.000)    7,630 (8,488)
1996-97     9-3 (.750)      7,853 (8,002) 
Red Raider Attendance Records
        Opponent    Year    Crowd
    1.  Texas       1961    10,380
    2.  Rice        1970    10,025
    3.  Rice        1996    9,820
    4.  Texas       1972    9,672
    5.  TCU         1970    9,658
    6.  Texas       1971    9,648
    7.  Texas       1974    9,567
    8.  SMU         1972    9,547
    9.  Arkansas    1982    9,544
    10. Texas A&M   1973    9,542 
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