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Gameday Events


MORE THAN JUST A GAME, A VISIT TO WEST POINT FEATURES a jam packed day of events surrounding the football game! arrive early to enjoy all the activities! 

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Gameday Events


MORE THAN JUST A GAME, A VISIT TO WEST POINT FEATURES a jam packed day of events surrounding the football game! arrive early to enjoy all the activities! 

GET TO THE GAME

6 Hours Prior to Kickoff 

  • Parking Lots Open - Click Here for detailed parking information.


4.5 hours prior to kickoff

  • Shuttle Buses Begin Running
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Cadet Review on "The Plain"


Cadet Review on "The Plain"


3 hours prior to kickoff

  • Cadet Review on "The Plain"
    One of the time honored traditions of a Army West Point game day, a full-dress cadet parade takes place on "The Plain" three hours prior to kickoff (weather permitting) for every home game.
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Black Knights Alley


Black Knights Alley


3 hours prior to kickoff - Black Knights Alley Opens

  • Black Knights is the Fan Fest that runs along Mills Road, between Michie Stadium and Lusk Reservoir. Black Knights Alley features live music, inflatable's for kids, food and beverage, beer tent, face painting, autograph tables with members from various Army West Point teams, a different interactive sport every game, tailgate show, as well as other vendors. Black Knights Alley is open until kickoff; however the tailgate tent remains open until the end of halftime. 
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Fort Putnam


Fort Putnam


3 hours prior to kickoff - Fort Putnam Opens

  • Open to the public on game days, Fort Putnam is one of the series of forts and redoubts that protected the Great Chain across the Hudson and blocked British Naval ships and supplies from using this water route to Canada (not handicapped accessible due to the nature of the grounds).
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Pre-Paid Ticket Will Call Window Opens


Pre-Paid Ticket Will Call Window Opens


2.5 hours prior to kickoff - Pre-Paid Ticket Will Call Window Opens

  • The Pre-Paid Ticket Will Call Window is located by Gate 3 of Michie Stadium. This window is for people that have purchased tickets within 10 days prior to the game, or have made other arrangements in advance.
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Michie Stadium & Ticket Window Opens


Michie Stadium & Ticket Window Opens


2 hours prior to kickoff - Michie Stadium & Gameday Ticket Window Opens

  • Two hours prior to kickoff, the gates open along with everything else that Michie Stadium has to offer, including the concessions and merchandise stands.
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Band, March-On & Anthem


Band, March-On & Anthem


20 minutes prior to kickoff - Band Takes Field/Cadet March-On/National Anthem

  • Approximately 20 minutes before kickoff, the area inside of Gate 1 shuts down, as the Cadet Regiment marches on to the field. It takes roughly five minutes to complete. Once the 1,000 Cadets are in position on the field, a member of the Cadet Glee Club and the Army Band perform the National Anthem.
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Parachute Demonstration


Parachute Demonstration


10 minutes prior to kickoff - Parachute Demonstration

  • A fan favorite portion of the game, look skyward as you see West Point cadets jump from a helicopter and land minutes later on the field as they parachute in the official game ball and flags approximately 10 minutes before kickoff.
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Army Takes the Field!


Army Takes the Field!


2 minutes prior to kickoff - Army West Point Takes the Field

  • The Black Knights are led out of the tunnel by the Rabble Rousers, mascots, American flag, and a flag representing that week's unit patch worn on the jerseys.