WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC Bowl Committee and Events DC today announced that tickets for the 2012 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman go on sale Saturday. The game is set for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Thursday, Dec. 27 and will be televised live nationally on ESPN. Ticket prices start at $25.
Returning to RFK Stadium for its fifth year, the Military Bowl will once again provide $100,000 to the USO and more than 5,000 tickets for military families. Ticket prices remain the same as the 2011 Military Bowl, a 42-41 victory for the Toledo Rockets over the Air Force Falcons. Tickets are priced at $25 for reserved, $55 for premium reserved and $90 for VIP, and can be purchased at militarybowl.org or at ticketmaster.com.
Complimentary tickets are provided to active-duty military and their families through Military Bowl Touchdown Club members and donations through the Military Bowl’s website. Ticket vouchers will be distributed through the USO in December. To receive updates about free Military Bowl tickets, service members can sign up at usometro.org/tickets. Those wishing to donate can obtain more information at militarybowl.org/touchdownclub.
Army and an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team are slated to compete in the 2012 Military Bowl, pending bowl eligibility. The participating teams will be announced Sunday, Dec. 2 on ESPN.
About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has been held in Washington, D.C.’s historic RFK Stadium since 2008. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and Events DC, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl seeks to generate broad support for the USO, positively impact the regional economy, honor the U.S. military and solidify the nation’s capital as a leading college football destination. For more information, please visit militarybowl.org.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit eventsdc.com.
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.