WEST POINT - In order to help preserve the Labor Day weekend for the United States Corps of Cadets, the Army football team’s season opener versus Morgan State at Michie Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. The Black Knights’ other four games on the banks of the Hudson are slated for noon starts.
All five of Army’s home games will air live on CBS Sports Network.
"We appreciate the tremendous amount of support provided by the Corps, and we wanted to find a way to ensure cadets could maximize their leave time," Director of Atheltics Boo Corrigan said. "We are mindful of the demands of the Academy schedule and with home games already scheduled for two other three-day weekends this fall, we deemed it appropriate to make this change."
Army is also slated for home games versus Eastern Michigan on Oct. 12 and Western Kentucky on Nov. 9. Those contests fall on the Columbus Day and Veterans’ Day weekends, respectively, and West Point will not hold classes on the Monday following each game.
The remainder of the home schedule includes match ups with Stanford on Sept. 14 and Wake Forest on Sept. 21.
The Morgan State game will mark just the second time the Black Knights have played a game in August. Army opened its 2008 season at Michie Stadium versus Temple on Aug. 29.
Season and group tickets are on sale now for all five of the 2013 home games.
Current season ticket holders who renew their seats online by April 10 will receive two entries into a drawing with the chance to win several Army Football related prizes. The grand prize is an Army-Navy football package that includes two lower level sideline tickets to the game in Philadelphia, two tickets to the annual Army-Navy Gala, two pregame on-field passes and one night in the official Army team hotel.
With plenty of tailgating opportunities and a full day of events unlike any other sporting event in the country, a visit to West Point is about more than just the game.