Texas Tech- Jones Stadium Survives flash flood

Texas Tech- Jones Stadium Survives flash flood

Last Thursday night September 11, 2008, Lubbock had an 8" rain in less than 24 hours. The entire town was flooded.Texas Tech classes along with Lubbock Public Schools had to be cancelled.

The rain flooded the pumps at the stadium causing the pumps to stop working. This could have been a catastrophe for the Red Raider faithful. The SMU game was scheduled for 6 pm Saturday the 13th. The Lubbock Fire Department was called in on Friday to remove the water away from the pumps enabling technicians to fix the pumps. Once the pumps began working the water drained from the field in less than 45 minutes. Practice was held as usual. The grounds crew even added water on Saturday to wash off the flood residue prior to kick-off. The Game Goes On!