Army West Point will compete in the first college football game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, when they face off against foe Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic, it was announced today.
The two-year agreement begins on November 6, 2021 with Air Force as the home team. Army will be the home squad for the return meeting on November 5, 2022. Game times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
The Texas Rangers will host and operate the games with marketing assistance from Dallas-based LST Marketing. The 2021 matchup of FBS rivals will be the first college football game hosted at Globe Life Field.
“We are excited to announce the Commanders' Classic series for 2021 & 2022,” said West Point Director of Athletics, Mike Buddie. “It is thrilling to have this opportunity to play one of our rival academies in the state of Texas, home to many military installations and service men and women. I'd like to thank Sean Decker and the entire Texas Rangers organization for providing this wonderful opportunity for our cadet-athletes and fans, and to Lockheed Martin for its tremendous support of the event.”
In order to be seated in the Army sections of the stadium, tickets must be purchased through the Army West Point ticket office. Presale through Army will begin on Tuesday, January 5th. For more information call the Army A Club at 845-938-2322 or the Army Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.
“We are honored to have Air Force and Army play the inaugural football game at Globe Life Field,” said Texas Rangers Executive Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Sean Decker. “Honoring our military heroes is very important to the Texas Rangers, and we expect the environment and other activities surrounding this great matchup will make for a very exciting weekend in Arlington.” Read more.