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Texas Tech Alumni Association breaks ground on Frazier expansion

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Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec and other administrators broke ground Friday for the expansion of the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. 

This will add a new event area, a second-story terrace, new north and south entrances, an expanded kitchen and maintenance area along with an updated sound system and additional restrooms. 

"I think it'll be a spirit-filled location," said Nathan Nash with the Frazier expansion task force. "It's already a high-demand facility on game day, which is why we decided to expand it so that we could host people in this facility and so next football season it will be the place to be."

“The Frazier is already the best place to be on game day and one of the most unique places to get married,” said Chris Snead vice president of operations for the Alumni Association, in a written statement. “This expansion will position the Frazier Alumni Pavilion as the premier event facility on the South Plains.”

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The $6 million Building on Tradition Capital Campaign to expand the Frazier Alumni Pavilion will increase the total square footage of the facility to 28,000, including a 4,200-square-foot event area, complete with an upstairs terrace.

Designed by JDMA Architects, the state-of-the-art facility will maintain the beautiful Spanish architectural style of the existing structure and campus aesthetic, while providing additional indoor and outdoor meeting space. Other additions include north and south entrance vestibules, an expanded catering kitchen and maintenance area, an enhanced sound system and additional restrooms.

“The expansion will allow us to serve and engage our alumni through an updated facility that will be used to connect the Red Raider family and strengthen support for our university,” said Nathan Nash, Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board member. “One of the premier additions will be an upstairs terrace with views toward the football stadium, and it will be a prime gathering place for Red Raider fans next season.” 

Gifts to fund the capital campaign are currently being accepted online. Gifts start as low as $20, with recognition pieces available with gifts starting at $300.

“The Frazier Alumni Pavilion was a model facility ahead of its time, one several other universities have replicated,” said Curt Langford, president and CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. “With its continued popularity and our growing family, it’s time to expand this spirit-filled residence for our loyal members. There are many who made the initial facility possible, and we appreciate others stepping up to make the expansion a reality. Larger contributions are critical, but we also want as many names on the bricks and pavers as possible as they are all ‘One of Us’”

The Frazier Alumni Pavilion originally broke ground in 1997 and was dedicated in the fall of 1999. Named after David P. Frazier, ’73 graduate and his father, George H. Frazier, the facility has become a home away from home on game days and is a premier venue for athletic and student functions, meetings, weddings and other events and special occasions on campus.

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