FORT WORTH, Texas – Tickets for the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl are now on sale to the general public at www.armedforcesbowl.com, event organizers announced today. The 14th edition of the postseason college football bowl game, scheduled to feature a team from the Big 12 Conference against the US Naval Academy (pending bowl eligibility), will kick off at 3:30 p.m. CT (4:30 p.m. ET) from Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU and will be aired by ESPN.
Tickets to the bowl game range from $30 for general admission seating to $75 dollars for lower bowl reserved seats. A limited number of seats are also available in the exclusive Bud Light Platinum Club, located on the west side of Amon G. Carter Stadium. At $125, these tickets include premium seating, complimentary food and beverages, and access to the inside of the club level.
For the second year, the general public can help assist in thanking armed forces members and their families by sponsoring tickets for military members to attend the game through our “Host a Hero” program. Fans can choose to purchase “additional” tickets for $15 that will then be distributed to past and present service members and their families. These generous ticket sponsors will be recognized during the game on December 23.
“Our goal each year is to create an exciting event for Fort Worth while saying ‘Thank You’ to our armed forces members,” said Brant Ringler, Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl executive director. “Having an association with the Big 12 Conference, and welcoming back Navy, will be a show that football fans and Fort Worth residents won’t want to miss.”
The Lockheed Martin 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 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 created and operates 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 13 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.