Air Force, Army Continue Storied Rivalry at Globe Life Field for Commanders’ Classic
By Texas Rangers Communications
Posted on October 31, 2022, October 31, 2022

The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA, pits the epic matchup between Air Force Falcons and Army Black Knights at Globe Life Field 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

This is the second year for the storied rivalry to be played at Globe Life Field, and the 57th meeting between the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy. Army will be the home team for the 2022 matchup.

“The competition, rivalry and pageantry of the 2021 matchup 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 Executive Vice President of Events and Entertainment for the Texas Rangers. “This game is about more than football, and we are honored to host it at the Home of the Texas Rangers.”

“I also want to thank Lockheed Martin for its continued support of the 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.

Ticket information can be found at New for 2022 are exclusive deck-level field suites, located on platforms directly adjacent to the sideline, providing a unique game and hospitality experience. Also returning in 2022 are pre-game tailgates. Guests interested in a tailgating experience will have the opportunity to reserve space in Tailgate Alley located directly adjacent to Globe Life Field, as well as club space inside of the stadium – availability is limited. Fans interested in the unique hospitality and tailgating experiences may 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 during the inaugural game.

Air Force leads the all-time series, 38-16-1. This will be the Falcons and Black Knights fourth time to play each other at a neutral site, 1959 (13-13 tie) in New York’s Yankee Stadium, 1963 (Army, 14-10), 1965 (Air Force, 14-3) at Chicago’s Soldier Field and 2021 at Globe Life Field.

“The Commanders’ Classic is a tremendous representation of the City of Arlington’s longstanding commitment to our nation’s military,” said Arlington Mayor Jim Ross. “Globe Life Field serves as the perfect home for the iconic matchup between Air Force and Army and I am thrilled to welcome the two storied programs back for a second year.

Sky Ball Gala at Globe Life Field

The Airpower Foundation announced they will host Sky Ball XX at Globe Life Field for the second year in a row.

“We are extremely excited and proud to announce the 20th Anniversary of Sky Ball,” said Sid Eppes, board chairman of the Airpower Foundation. “I cannot tell you how heartwarming it is to see the tremendous outpouring of support from long-term supporters, our new premier partner, REV Entertainment, and of course, a team of volunteers who contribute their time, talent and resources. The best part is everyone involved is moved by one simple spirit of love and respect for our nation’s military and their families. It’s 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 jam-packed weekend of military appreciation in Arlington, Texas. This year marks two decades of the Airpower Foundation raising the much-needed funds to support our military servicemen 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 thoroughly vetted military support programs through a grant process.

“Sky Ball kicks off an exciting weekend of events for the Commanders Classic. Not only was last year’s Sky Ball event a powerful and moving event, but it was also a huge success, and I am excited to watch the event continue to grow in its 20th year,” said Decker. “On top of the tremendous event they put together, The Airpower Foundation represents ideals and values that we are honored to support as an organization.”

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Full Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 3: Sky Ball XX (Globe Life Field)
  • Friday, November 4: Air Force vs. Army Pep Rally (Texas Live!)
  • Friday, November 4: Air Force vs. Army Boxing Match presented by USAA (Texas Live!)
  • Saturday, November 5: Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA

2021 Commanders Classic coin toss. Courtesy: REV Entertainment.

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