Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Lockheed Martin Commanders Classic presented by USAA
Arlington, TX – Tickets are now on sale for the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA. The epic showdown between the Air Force and Army comes to Globe Life Field on November 5, 2022.
This is the second year the storied rivalry has been played out at Globe Life Field and the 57th meeting between the US Air Force Academy and the US Military Academy. Game time will be announced later. Army will be the home team for the 2022 game.
“The competition, rivalry and pageantry of the 2021 game between army and force was the epitome of what we strive to bring to Globe Life Field,” said Sean Decker, president of REV Entertainment and vice -Executive President of Events and Entertainment for Texas. Rangers. “This game isn’t just about football, and we’re honored to host it at the home of the Texas Rangers.”
“I would also like to thank Lockheed Martin for their continued support of Commanders’ Classic. Their commitment to our nation’s military is second to none and they are a tremendous asset to the success of this great event.
REV Entertainment will once again host and operate the games with marketing assistance from Dallas-based LST Marketing.
New for 2022 are exclusive deck-level court suites, located on platforms directly adjacent to the sideline, providing a unique gaming and hospitality experience. Pre-game tailgates are also returning in 2022. Guests interested in a tailgating experience will have the option of reserving space in Tailgate Alley located just off Globe Life Field, as well as club space inside the stadium – availability is limited. Fans interested in unique hospitality and tailgating experiences can contact [email protected].
The 2021 Commanders Classic was the first-ever college football game at Globe Life Field. Army defeated Air Force 21-14 in overtime in the inaugural game.
Air Force leads the all-time series, 38-16-1. This will be the fourth time the Falcons and Black Knights have met at a neutral site, 1959 (tie 13-13) at Yankee Stadium in New York, 1963 (Army, 14-10), 1965 (Air Force , 14-3) at Soldier Field in Chicago and 2021 at Globe Life Field.
Sky Ball Gala at Globe Life Field
As part of today’s Commanders’ Classic on-sale announcement, the Airpower Foundation announced that it will be hosting _Sky Ball XX _at Globe Life Field for the second consecutive year.
“We are extremely happy and proud to announce the 20th anniversary of Sky Ball,” said Sid Eppes, Chairman of the Airpower Foundation Board. “I can’t tell you how heartwarming it is to see the overwhelming outpouring of support from our long-time supporters, our new title partner, REV Entertainment, and of course, a team of volunteers who give back. their time, talent and resources. The best part is that everyone involved is driven by a simple spirit of love and respect for our nation’s military and their families. It is beyond words.
Sky Ball XX will take place at Globe Life Field on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Sky Ball XX will be the kick-off military fundraising gala for a busy weekend of military appreciation in Arlington, TX. This year marks two decades in which the Airpower Foundation has raised much-needed funds to support our military men and women, veterans and their families.
Sky Ball is the premier fundraising event for the Airpower Foundation and has raised over $25 million since its inception. All funds raised go to carefully vetted military support programs through a grant process.
“Sky Ball is kicking off an exciting weekend of events for Commanders Classic. Not only was last year’s Sky Ball event a powerful and moving event, it was also a huge success, and I’m thrilled to see the event continue to grow into its 20th year,” Decker said. “In addition to the great event they put on, the Airpower Foundation represents ideals and values that we are honored to support as than organization.”
For more information, visit AirPowerFoundation.org
Thursday, November 3: Sky Ball XX (AirPowerFoundation.org) (Globe Life Field)
Friday November 4: Air Force vs Army Pep Rally (Venue TBD)
Friday, November 4: Air Force vs. Army Boxing Match presented by the USAA (Venue TBD)
Saturday, November 5: Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA
Lockheed Martin Commanders Classic Quotes Featured by USAA
Jim Ross, Mayor of the City of Arlington
The Commanders’ Classic is a tremendous representation of the City of Arlington’s long-standing commitment to our country’s military. Globe Life Field is the perfect venue for the iconic match between the Air Force and Army, and I’m thrilled to host both legendary programs for a second year.
Mike Buddie, Director of Athletics, United States Military Academy
We are thrilled and honored to be participating in the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic at Globe Life Field for the second consecutive season. Last year’s dramatic overtime victory was one of the best games in the history of this great rivalry. We thank Lockheed Martin, REV Entertainment and the Texas Rangers for the opportunity to continue to showcase our cadet-athletes on this national stage. We look forward to seeing our fans in the DFW area.
Nathan Pine, Director of Athletics, United States Air Force Academy
We look forward to returning to the Metro-Plex this season to compete in Commander’s Classic again. Texas is an important region of the country for the entire Academy in terms of recruitment, graduate engagement, and growing support. We look forward to next fall’s game and continue our partnership with Lockheed Martin, REV Entertainment and the Texas Rangers.
Greg Ulmer, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin is honored to continue as title sponsor of the Commanders’ Classic football game later this year. Our military service members are at the center of everything we do at Lockheed Martin and this sponsorship allows us to support the brave men and women of our armed forces who keep our nation safe. We look forward to another great game this year.
John Lopes, President and CEO, LST Marketing
The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic presented by USAA is more than just a game. It’s a celebration of freedom and honors those who defend our freedom. LST Marketing is proud to partner again this year with REV Entertainment, the Texas Rangers, Army West Point and the US Air Force Academy to bring this great event to Texas.
Credentials will be available at a later date. For more information, contact [email protected]
REV Entertainment is a full-service company whose goal is to produce first-class sports and entertainment events in Arlington and nationwide. REV Entertainment was officially launched in 2021 following the success of Rangers Events, which served as the exclusive booking agent for all non-MLB game day events beginning in 2012. REV Entertainment also created and produced several concepts originals, including the creation of the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, the Bout at the Ballpark and the State Farm Showdown. REV Entertainment also includes REV Production Services, which was established in 2020 as the nation’s first unaffiliated stadium flooring production company specializing in the supply, transportation, installation and cleaning of stadium flooring. ground and stadium barricades. REVEntertainment.com.
Globe Life Field is not only the home of the Texas Rangers, but has also hosted numerous sporting and entertainment events since opening in March 2020. These include Major League Baseball NLDS, NLCS, and the World Series and Wrangler © National Finals Rodeo in 2020 and the State Farm College Baseball Showdown, 50+ total college baseball games, the Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fallout Boy and Weezer, and Chris Stapleton in concert in 2021. Fall last, the building hosted ten football games, the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic presented by the USAA between the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy, and nine high school regular season and playoff contests. GlobeLifeField.com
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is primarily engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and maintenance of advanced technology systems, products and services. Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the company.
Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is a leading provider of insurance, banking, investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million members of the United States military, veterans who served honorably and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA has offices in seven US cities and three overseas locations and employs approximately 35,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofit organizations to support military families and the communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
LST Marketing connects brands to consumers through sports and entertainment. A veteran-owned company, LST Marketing operates from offices in Dallas and Indianapolis. LST Marketing relies on its talented team to transform client goals into captivating programs of all shapes and sizes. LST Marketing supports blue chip businesses in the areas of sponsorship strategy, event production, talent onboarding, experiential activation, virtual experiences and multicultural marketing. For more information, visit LSTMarketing.com
About the Airpower Foundation:
The Airpower Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1999 with roots dating back to 1958 with community involvement dedicated to supporting military families at Carswell Air Force Base. The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown considerably in 23 years. Thanks to the Sky Ball, our premier military fundraising event, and the generosity of our donors and sponsors, over $25 million has been raised. These funds support hundreds of approved programs and organizations that positively impact thousands of our service members, veterans and their families. The Airpower Foundation Board of Trustees is a diverse group of professionals who devote countless hours of their time and dedication to supporting those who dedicate their lives to upholding the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans.