2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl tickets on sale
All tickets may be purchased at ArmedForcesBowl.com
FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 15, 2018) – Tickets for the 16th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to be played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 22, are now on sale at ArmedForcesBowl.com.
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has ranked among the top three games of the postseason college football bowl season each of the past two years, as both the 2016 and 2017 games were decided in the game’s final 18 seconds. In addition, with 330 total points scored over the past four games, the Armed Forces Bowl is the second-highest scoring bowl game over that time, behind only the Rose Bowl (343).
Pending eligibility, the 2018 game will feature teams from the Big 12 Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET).
Tickets range from $30 for general admission seating to $75 for lower bowl reserved seats. A limited number of seats are also available in the exclusive Champions Club located on the west side of the stadium. At $125, these tickets include premium seating, complimentary food and beverages, and access to the inside of the club level.
The general public also has the opportunity to thank armed forces members and their families by sponsoring tickets for military members to attend the game through the “Host a Hero” program, which is now in its fourth year. “Host a Hero” tickets, sold for $15 each, will be distributed to past and present service members and their families. Ticket sponsors will be recognized for their generosity during the game.
“Our fans have been treated to some spectacularly entertaining football,” Brant Ringler, Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl executive director, said. “But this game is always about more than just the action on the field. It’s an incredible opportunity for our fans to be able to honor our past and present service members while taking part in all the pageantry surrounding the armed forces.”
Tickets will be available for purchase through ArmedForcesBowl.com. Also on the web site, armed forces members will be able to register for up to four complimentary tickets to the game provided courtesy of the bowl’s corporate partners and fans.
The annual game, played in honor of the armed forces of the United States, is the only collegiate football bowl game that has hosted all three U.S. Military Academy football teams – the U.S. Military Academy (2010, 2017), U.S. Air Force Academy (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015) and U.S. Naval Academy (2013, 2016).
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest adventure areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; custom homes awarded to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards; and the annual Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance.
The bowl game also sponsors the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America. For additional information about the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, please visit ArmedForcesBowl.com, Facebook.com/ArmedForcesBowl or Twitter.com/ArmedForcesBowl.
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
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