Must-See in the “Hub City”
From history and heritage to the arts and family fun, the “Hub City” offers visitors a unique West Texas experience. Boasting the largest collection of windmills in the world, the American Windmill Museum educates visitors about wind energy and its importance in the settlement of the West. Lubbock promotes the arts through a monthly art trail and a Public Art Collection on the campus of Texas Tech University. This collection features more than 100 pieces and is recognized as one of the top ten university public collections in the U.S. by Public Art Review magazine. Families will be amazed at the Science Spectrum & Omni Theater where they will encounter hands-on science exhibits, along with rotating exhibits such as Critter Fest. Live music performances will not disappoint with a variety of genres playing almost every night in the “Hub City.” Home to rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly, musicians follow his legacy and continue to Rave On with those West Texas tunes. When your team needs a bite to eat, Lubbock has nearly 1,000 restaurants. If it’s chicken-fried steak, Italian food or Tex-Mex, the local dives will make your taste buds water.
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Lubbock offers a feel that you can’t match. From community support to local investment, Lubbock sets a standard that makes everyone feel welcome.
–Alyssa Randolph, Regional Manager, South Central for the American Junior Golf Association’s Cameron McCormick Junior All-Star Golf Tournament
When you compare what Lubbock Sports is doing to other cities, there is no comparison. They go above and beyond.
– Paul Hise, Athletic Director, Lubbock Christian University
A Stellar Line-up of Collegiate and Community Sports Venues
Lubbock Christian University (LCU)
Extensively remodeled in 2005, Hays Field has hosted numerous regional and collegiate tournament events. There are approximately 1,500 permanent stadium seats with additional bleacher seating for up to 3,000. Hays Field offers a public-address system, electronic scoreboard, an expanded game administration area, two broadcast booths and additional indoor room for related events.
The Rip Griffin Center is LCU’s home court for volleyball and basketball games. It has 1,950 permanent seats and, with the addition of chairs on the floor, the capability to seat 3,000. The venue has hosted the Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and national volleyball matches.
Texas Tech University
Jones AT&T Stadium is home to Texas Tech’s football team. Since 2003, the university has spent more than $100 million to make it one of the top collegiate football facilities in the country. Texas Tech baseball is played at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park; its 30,000 square feet of Astroturf, lighting and top-class facilities make it an ideal home for serious sporting events.
Three Texas Tech sports – men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball – are played at the United Supermarkets Arena. It includes a strength and conditioning center, conference space, team locker rooms, officials’ locker rooms and a practice gym.
Rawls Golf Course, home of the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders golf teams, is one of five golf courses in the Lubbock area. Other university sports facilities include John Walker Soccer Complex, Rocky Johnson Field (softball) and the Terry & Linda Fuller Track & Field Complex.
Youth and Community Sport Facilities
Apex Event Center: The center is available for tournaments, sports clinics and private events. It has four regulation-size hardwood basketball and volleyball courts. There are also four multipurpose courts, totaling eight courts.
Lubbock Youth Sports Complex: The complex hosts both local leagues and other softball and baseball events. Each of the 16 fields can seat approximately 250 spectators.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center: The center has 40,000 square feet of column-free space and seating for almost 3,000 spectators. It can be used for multiple sporting events.
City Bank Coliseum: Seating over 8,000, the coliseum has hosted indoor football games, circuses, motocross and musical events.
A Transportation Hub
As befits a place known as the Hub City, getting to Lubbock is easy. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport handles the commercial flights to and from the area; service to cities in the South and Southwest, including Dallas, is offered daily. Airlines serving Lubbock include American, United and Southwest.
Driving into Lubbock is also easy; it’s reachable by five major highways: US-87, US-84, I-27, US-62/US-82 and State Road 114.