Answers for all of your questions.


Which team is home and which is visitor? 
For the 2016 bowl game, the U.S. Naval Academy is the home team and the Big 12 Conference representative is the visiting team.

Are any team events open to the public?
The  Kickoff Luncheon (Omni Hotel), Pep Rally (Tailgate Outpost), Tailgate Outpost and Pre & Post-Game Concerts are open to the public. Check out our Bowl Events page throughout the fall for exact times and dates.

What are the team hotels? 
Official team hotels are the Omni Fort Worth Hotel (U.S. Naval Academy) and the Renaissance Worthington Hotel (Big 12 Conference).

Game Day

When is the game?
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl game will be played on Friday, December 23, 2016. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to kickoff at 1:30 p.m.

Where is the game?
The game is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium, on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. For directions, click here.

Is the game on television or radio?

The game will be televised by ESPN and can be heard on the Armed Forces Bowl Radio Network.

Can I still get tickets?

Tickets will be available to the public and begin at $30. Click here to purchase tickets, or go to the "Buy Tickets" page on our website, under the header "Tickets" at the top right of this page.  

How do I park?

Pre-sold parking passes will be available for purchase along with tickets. Click here to purchase both. Cash and free parking will be available on game day. Please review the parking map and recommendations at the bottom of this page to avoid traffic delays due to limited parking at Amon G. Carter Stadium.  RV parking lots will open the day before the game, December 22, beginning at noon. 

What are the rules for tailgating before the game?

Tailgating is allowed in official TCU parking lots beginning at 9:00 a.m. on game day with the following rules in place:  

• No kegs will be allowed in parking lots. Personal containers only, no glass please. 

• Fire extinguishers (ABC) or a bucket of water MUST accompany any BBQ or pit. Dump stations are available in Lots 1 and 3 for coals and/or ashes. 

• One parking pass, one parking spot. Please tailgate behind your vehicle and keep tailgating items adjacent to front or rear of your vehicle. 

• Tailgating or gathering is not permitted in fire lanes or in the road way. 

• Violations will be sited by FWPD or TCUPD. TABC rules govern all alcohol usage.

What items am I not allowed to bring into the stadium?

Click here for a list of prohibited items at Amon G. Carter Stadium. 

Concealed HandGuns Prohibited. Pursuant to Section 30.06, penal code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter Amon G. Carter Stadium with a concealed handgun. 

How I do get to Amon G. Carter Stadium?

Game Day Parking Recommendations.

In an effort to make sure you have the best game day experience at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl we want to advise you to arrive early to the game to enjoy the pre-game festivities and avoid any traffic delays due to limited parking at Amon G. Carter Stadium.



 Additional cash lots will be available at the following locations (see map)
A   Alice Carlson Elementary School – 3320 W. Cantey St.
B   University Baptist Church – 2720 Wabash Ave.
C   University Christian Church – 2720 South University Dr.
D   Trinity Episcopal Church – 3401 Bellaire Dr. S.


If you do not have a parking pass then you have the following FREE parking options:

o   Park in any open lot East of University Street (see map)
o   Park along any street that allows curbside parking