The Air Force Falcons football team is one of the most unique college football programs in the country. The Falcons play in the Mountain West Conference, against some of the premier competition in the West. The Air Force Academy first started a football program in 1955, and have played in over 20 bowl games and won 3 conference titles in that span. The Falcons play the other two service academies for the right to bring Commander In Chief’s trophy back to Colorado, an honor the Falcons have achieved more times than Army or Navy. Air Force plays a unique style of football, running the triple option to perfection, allowing them to utilize their discipline, timing, and teamwork. All 4,400+ cadets at the Academy assemble before game time, and attend each and every game. Watching their Falcon mascot “Mach 1” dive into the stadium before the game, and the unbelievable Wings of Blue parachuting teams, are two of the most unique experiences in the country and are sure to give you chills. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Air Force Falcons football tickets.
Air Force Falcons Football at Falcon Stadium Address: 2169 Field House Drive, Air Force Academy, Colorado, 80840
The Air Force Falcons play their home games at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Air Force has played their home games at Falcon Stadium since 1962 and the stadium has a capacity of over 45,000. Falcon Stadium stands at over 6,600 feet above sea level, making it the 2nd highest elevation stadium in major college football. Game days at Falcon Stadium are known for having one of the most regimented pre-game festivities in college football. 11 minutes before game time, the Wings of Blue parachuting team delivers the game ball after parachuting from thousands of feet in the air. The Air Force Falcons home bench is on the Falcon Stadium sideline with sections L5-L11. Falcon Stadium parking information is covered in our Falcons event guide.
Air Force vs. Army
The Falcons and Black Knights meet annually with precious Commander In Chief’s trophy points on the line. The trophy was first introduced in 1972, and with it an annual series between the two schools. Since then Air Force has dominated the series, with three streaks of winning 6 or more years in a row, and Army winning back to back years only once. Despite the lopsided records, the amount of discipline, pride, and sportsmanship shown between these two service academies gives this matchup a unique and compelling atmosphere every season.
Air Force vs. Navy
While the Army vs. Navy game always receives the largest hype between the rivalries of the service academies, Air Force vs. Navy has proven to be the most competitive. The Falcons and Midshipmen have taken the Commander In Chief’s trophy home over a combined 80% of the time. The winner of this matchup has taken the trophy home every year since 1996, a trend that does not look to change anytime soon. Both schools are known for playing disciplined, smash mouth football, and the competition between them is as unique as anywhere.
Air Force vs. Colorado State
One of the largest inner-state rivalries in the State of Colorado, these two Centennial State neighbors are known for playing tough. The Falcons and Rams play for the right to take the Ram-Falcon trophy back to their side of Colorado. The two schools first played in 1957, and have been playing annually since 1978. The Falcons hold an edge in this series that is epitomized by the massive amounts of state bragging rights that are on the line.
Air Force Falcons Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Air Force Falcons tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Air Force Falcons football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Air Force tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MWC opponents like Boise State, Fresno State, and Utah State can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Air Force tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Air Force Falcons football schedule?
The Falcons 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MWC. Air Force plays in the MWC Mountain Division, which means games against Utah State, Boise State, Colorado State, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Game times are announced by the MWC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Air Force’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Army and Navy for the Commander In Chief’s Trophy. If you are looking for Falcons news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Air Force Falcons team roster.
Can I buy Air Force Falcons football season tickets?
Air Force Falcons season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Air Force football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Falcon Stadium.
What is the best Air Force rivalry game during the season?
This is one of the few times that it is impossible to choose a single biggest rival for a school. The battle for the Commander In Chief’s trophy with Army and Navy, make The Falcons games against both Army and Navy equally important and interesting. The competition between the service academies displays some of the bravest young men in our country, and are always extraordinary experiences.
What is the best gameday tradition at a Falcons home game?
The sincerity, dedication, and discipline surrounding all of the traditions at The Air Force Academy is truly stunning. One of the best traditions has to be the Wings of Blue drop in before the game. The famous Wings of Blue parachute team, diving thousands of feet through the air to deliver the game ball is pretty special, and gets the crowd roaring and ready to watch the Falcons compete.