2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl tickets officially on sale

Tickets for the 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl are now officially on sale to the public. Following the bowl’s sponsor and ticket renewals, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl launched its “Purple Heart Campaign”, offering TCU season ticket holders the opportunity to purchase their seats for the bowl, with a portion of proceeds going to the TCU ROTC programs. Now that the program has been completed successfully, the bowl is opening up its ticket sales to the public.

“We encourage football fans, military supporters and members of the Fort Worth community to purchase tickets now and join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fort Worth’s bowl game, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl,” said Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director. “With our return to the newly-renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium, this year we are offering a wide range of ticket prices to accommodate a larger fan base. We are also pleased to offer active members of the armed forces as well as veterans up to four complimentary tickets, courtesy of our corporate military ticket underwriting program.”

The 2012 edition of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium with a 10:45 a.m. kickoff. The game will be aired on ESPN and ESPN Radio. 

With prices starting as low as $20 a ticket and ranging up to $150 for a Bud Light Platinum Club seat, tickets can be selected and purchased through the bowl’s web site at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com. Armed forces veterans and active duty personnel can also request their complimentary tickets through the bowl’s web site, or by calling the bowl office at 817-810-0012. Complimentary armed forces tickets are available via the bowl’s corporate military ticket underwriting program while supplies last.

Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards the awarding of the annual Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance; and the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America. For additional information about the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, please visit ArmedForcesBowl.com, Facebook.com/ArmedForcesBowl or Twitter.com/ArmedForcesBowl.