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United Supermarkets Arena Events

1701 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79409 US

United Supermarkets Arena

Capacity: 15,000

Home Teams: Texas Tech Red Raiders (NCAA College Basketball)

United Supermarkets Arena Events

Despite its rather uninspiring name, United Supermarkets Arena is actually quite a gorgeous facility, boasting a facade done up in Spanish Renaissance style in keeping with the aesthetics of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Built in 1999, United Supermarkets Arena has been home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball team ever since. The Red Raiders men’s basketball program has long flown slightly under the radar in comparison to its football team, but has gradually emerged as a success over the decades, with 19 appearances in the NCAA March Madness postseason basketball tournament spread evenly across the decades back to the 1950s. The Raiders have reached the Sweet 16 on 8 occasions and the Elite 8 on 2, with both coming in consecutive recent years in 2018 and 2019. The second tournament run, in 2019, saw the Raiders take not just one but two steps further, beating the Michigan State Spartans 61-51 to reach the NCAA championship final, where they faced the Virginia Cavaliers and fell 85-77 in a heartbreaking overtime loss. Nevertheless, the excitement that the Raiders unprecedented run to the final generated has continued in years since, drawing huge raucous crowds to their home games at United Supermarkets Arena. As well as Red Raiders basketball and volleyball games, United Supermarkets Arena has also hosted gymnastics competitions, WWE wrestling shows, and numerous large-scale concerts featuring the likes of Elton John, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Garth Brooks. Hungry visitors to United Supermarkets Arena will find plenty of tasty snacks at the concessions, including Vinny’s Original Pizza, grilled cheeseburgers, wraps, and popcorn, along with plenty of cold beer. Those who wish to shop for Red Raiders merchandise can check out the shops and kiosks at United Supermarkets Arena or around campus.

How can I find the cheapest tickets to games and events at United Supermarkets Arena?

The recent successes of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, especially their run to the 2019 NCAA championship final, have led to basketball games almost rivaling football games as the hot ticket in town (though of course football always rules in Texas). Red Raiders home games, as well as big concerts and performances at United Supermarkets Arena, often selling out months in advance. To find those elusive tickets, and for the cheapest tickets to Virginia Cavaliers basketball home games or other events at United Supermarkets Arena, check out the TicketX listings on this page. Our handy TicketX seating chart is also the best way to compare seating options based on price and location.

United Supermarkets Arena Seating Chart

United Supermarkets Arena is a large venue offering a range of seating options to visitors. Visitors looking for a more comfortable experience can opt for premium seating areas like luxury suites, VIP bookings, or backstage passes (certain events only). Large general admission sections throughout the rest of the venue have relatively affordable seats where you can get right into the action in the crowd.

Getting to United Supermarkets Arena (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access United Supermarkets Arena via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to United Supermarkets Arena via public transportation

While there are probably local Lubbock city buses that will get you to United Supermarkets Arena, it is hard to find information on the internet about them. Some local shuttles are provided on game days, though these mostly run to parking lots. A taxi or ride-share might be your best option if walking to the venue is not possible from your location.

Getting to United Supermarkets Arena by car

Most visitors to United Supermarkets Arena tend to arrive in their own vehicles and doing so presents few problems as long as you arrive early enough to negotiate traffic around the venue. Visit the Texas Red Raiders website for driving directions. 

Does United Supermarkets Arena have on-site parking?

Yes, there is plenty of parking on campus near United Supermarkets Arena, but the lots immediately adjacent to the venue are only available to donors and season ticket holders. Free public parking is available in the S-1 lot near the soccer stadium. See the Texas Red Raiders website for more details on parking.

How much does United Supermarkets Arena parking cost?

Public parking near the soccer stadium in the S-1 lot is free. You can easily walk to United Supermarkets Arena from the S-1 lot (shuttles are also available). The Texas Red Raiders website has more information on parking prices.