So says the Texas Tech athletics Web site this afternoon, as the Red Raiders make it official: Tech and Baylor are moving their next two games up to North Texas sooner than later. As in: This year, on November 28, the Red Raiders and Bears won't play in Waco, as scheduled, but in Jerry Jones's Arlington EnormoDome. Then, on October 9, 2010, the teams will skedaddle over to the recently renovated Cotton Bowl. To which Mayor Tom Leppert responds with a hearty yippee:
"We are thrilled to have yet another big game in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park," said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. "It's an excellent opportunity for college recruiting, and with the game being played during the State Fair of Texas, we're confident the Red Raiders, the Bears and their fans will turn this into a new State Fair tradition."
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Ducats for the Arlington game will be priced as follows: $100 for club seats; $60 for lower bowl seats; $40 for upper bowl seats; and $25 for Texas Tech and Baylor students. I have a neighbor who will be thrilled, I tellya, thrilled by this announcement.