FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 22, 2010 – With more than five weeks until the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl kickoff, the 2010 game is officially a “sellout”. More than 32,000 in-stadium seats have been sold for the eighth annual post-season football game to be played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
With the announcement of the schools competing in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl expected December 5, this year’s edition will kick off at 11 a.m. (CST) on December 30 with ESPN handling both the television and radio coverage of the game.
“We are pleased to announce that the 2010 game is a sellout, with standing room only tickets being sold at this point,” said Brant B. Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. “This shows the tremendous excitement within the Dallas-Fort Worth community this year to support the game in honor of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.”
The bowl is scheduled to feature schools from Conference USA (C-USA) and the Mountain West Conference (MWC), but there is an opening for the United States Military Academy to compete in the game if either league cannot fulfill its contractual bowl agreement. Army became bowl eligible November 13 by winning its sixth game this season with a 45-28 victory at Kent State. The Black Knights will conclude their season December 11 against Navy in Philadelphia.
Standing room only tickets for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl are available for $10 and can be obtained online at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com. Additional tickets will be available through the team ticket offices once teams are officially announced on December 5.