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2019 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium - Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

 
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The Only Way to Honor Our Veterans.

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl honors and recognizes the enormous sacrifices that America’s military personnel have made on the battlefield. Fittingly, the championship trophy is forged from combat-tested metal and the steel from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The trophy stands as a testament to the courage and fortitude of our brothers and sisters in arms. The battlefield is in its DNA and its parts are all decommissioned after service.

Representing strength, honor, heroism and sacrifice, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Trophy is an iconic symbol befitting those who answer the call of duty. We are proud to honor our champion with such a worthy piece of hardware.

 
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2018 Lockheed Martin Trophy Tour

For the fourth year in a row, the Armed Forces Bowl trophy hit the open road to visit Lockheed Martin sites across the country. The 2018 roadshow stretched from Washington to Florida, stopping at U.S. military bases and each of our Business Areas. The fourth annual trophy roadshow made stops in Woodland, WA, Troy and Huntsville, AL, Orlando, FL, Milwalkee, WI and Greenville, SC. The tour culminated in a final march back to Fort Worth, Texas, in time for the Saturday, Dec. 22, bowl game.

“Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Joe LaMarca, vice president, Communications, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “Not only did thousands of our employees get to see and touch the trophy the last few months, but we were able to offer the opportunity to our service members as well. They’re what this game is about, and I’m glad we could send the trophy out on another tour this year.”

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THE 2019 MATCHUP IS SET.

 
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OUR HISTORY 

History

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl celebrated the 16th anniversary of its postseason college football bowl game on December 22, 2018 with yet another classic: The most dominating performance in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl history by the Army West Point Black Knights with a final score of 70-14.

The Black Knights finished their season with a program-record 11 victories, a fourth consecutive bowl victory, a tie for the most points in any bowl game, and a bevy of LMAFB records.

Owned and operated by ESPN Events, 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 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 and the awarding of the annual "Great American Patriot Award" (GAPA) presented by Armed Forces Insurance.

Lockheed Martin joined the bowl on February 5, 2014, as the title sponsor of the postseason college football game formerly known as the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (2006 - 2013). In 2016, Lockheed Martin committed to an extension of their title sponsorship through the 2019 game. 

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YEAR CHAMPION RUNNER–UP
2018 QB Kelvin Hopkins Jr., Army TE Romello Brooker, Houston
2017 QB Ahmad Bradshaw, Army RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
2016 WR Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech QB Zach Abey, Navy
2015 QB Jared Goff, California QB Karson Roberts, Air Force
2014 RB Kenneth Farrow, Houston QB Chad Voytik, Pittsburgh
2013 QB Keenan Reynolds, Navy LB T.T. Barber, Middle Tenn
2012 WR Jordan Taylor, Rice LB Austin Niklas, Air Force
2011 WR Cody Hoffman, BYU DB Dexter McCoil, Tulsa
2010 LB Stephen Anderson, Army WR Darius Johnson, SMU
2009 RB Asher Clark, Air Force WR Tyron Carrier, Houston
2008 RB Bryce Beall, Houston RB Jared Tew, Air Force
2007 QB Kevin Riley, California QB Shaun Carney, Air Force
2006 P/PK Louis Sakoda, Utah QB Paul Smith, Tulsa
2005 QB Jason Swanson, Kansas QB Kevin Kolb, Houston
2004 QB Gino Guidugli, Cincinnati WR Josh Davis, Marshall
2003 QB Ryan Dinwiddie, Boise St QB Brandon Hassell, TCU

Past Results
 
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HOME OF THE BRAVE

Amon G. Carter Stadium is located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and home to the TCU Horned Frogs football team. It is named after Amon G. Carter, a prominent Fort Worth businessman, newspaper publisher, and city booster.

 

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

Cash lots available at the following locations: 

Alice Carlson Elementary | 3320 W. Cantey St.
University Baptist Church | 2720 Wabash Ave.
University Christian Church | 2720 S. University.

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

Park in any open lot East of S. University.
Park along a street allowing curbside parking. Please follow all posted signs on residential streets.

The parking maps below are based off 2018 and will be updated for the 2019 season.

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General Stadium Policies

* Prohibited Actions and Items. The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl reserves the right to remove any object from spectators if deemed inappropriate or unsafe.

* Concealed Hand Guns Prohibited. A person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, may not enter Amon G. Carter Stadium with a concealed handgun.

* Seat cushions or chair backs not allowed.

* Stadium does not allow the rights to display advertising, banners, signs or commercially wrapped logo vehicles or the distribution of promotional items anywhere on the grounds.

* TABC rules govern all alcohol usage.

Stadium Bag Policy
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ALLOWED BAGS:

Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC

Smaller than 14” x 14”

Small clutches permitted


 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Teams

Who is the home team?

TBA.

Where is player Will Call?

Player Will Call is located at the ticket windows northeast corner of the stadium – near Gate 6.

What are the team hotels?

The Hilton and Renaissance Worthington in Fort Worth.

When is the Kickoff Luncheon and who can attend?

The annual kickoff luncheon presented by the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be held on Friday, January 3 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. A limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase for the general public.

PARKING

Can I purchase parking in advance?

Yes. Advance parking will be available to purchase soon.

Where is ADA parking located?

TBD.

Where is the RV lot located and when does it open?

Lot 13 RV – ($50) pass allows the ability to enter the lot the afternoon before the game – departure TBD depending on game time.

Where can I park on game day?

TBD.

What time do the parking lots open on game day?

Parking will open at 6:30 a.m., 4 hours before kickoff.

Where is bus parking located?

Bus parking is located at the Doxology Church on Arborlawn Drive.

GAME DAY

When is game day?

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Where is the game played?

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

When do gates open?

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. - two hours before kickoff.

Where is the ticket office located and what time does it open?

The ticket office will open at 7:30 a.m. and it is located at the northeast corner of the stadium near Gate 6.

Where is Will Call located and when does it open?

Will Call will open at 7:30 a.m. and it is located at the northeast corner of the stadium near Gate 6.

Tailgating Guidelines:

Tailgating is allowed in official TCU parking lots beginning at 10 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. 

How do I get to the stadium?

The address to Amon G. Carter Stadium is 2850 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth 76129.

Where can I buy merchandise?

Merchandise will be available throughout the stadium on game day. You can also purchase online by visiting: http://www.armedforcesbowl.shop.

What time does Fan Fest open?

The Ulterra Tailgate Outpost will open at 7:30 a.m.

TICKETS

I am a veteran, how do I claim my complimentary tickets?

Complimentary tickets for past and present armed forces members will be available beginning September 16. Claim your tickets by clicking here.

What comes with a club level ticket?

Club tickets come with two complimentary beverages and food.

How can I rent a stadium suite?

When will I receive my tickets in the mail?

Tickets are mailed out in early December.

Does my child need a ticket?

Kids two and under are considered lap children and do not require a ticket.