Denver’s Empower Field will host Air Force vs. Army rivalry next year

Sep 19, 2022, 1:28 PM

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The Air Force Falcons are coming off a few solid seasons in a row under the stewardship of Troy Calhoun, arguably Colorado’s best college football program over the least decade.

In 2023, they’ll rightfully get the state’s center stage, hosting Army at Empower Field at Mile High on Nov. 4. The Broncos announced the contest during their game on Sunday, saying the kickoff time will be determined later.

It will be the 18th D1 football game hosted at the venue since its 2001 opening date. This is the first time the Air Force-Army rivalry gets this stage.

“We would like to thank [Director of Athletics] Nathan Pine and the staff at the Air Force Academy for the opportunity to host the Air Force Falcons and Army Black Knights at Empower Field at Mile High,” Sr. Director of Events & Booking Jon Applegate said in a statement. “Our stadium, along with Denver Sports Commission, look forward to hosting fans & service members from Colorado Springs and across the country for this celebrated matchup.”

Tickets to the game will go on sale in February, with all Air Force football season ticket holders receiving tickets to the game

“We are looking forward to partnering with the Denver Broncos to host the Air Force vs. Army game next season,” Air Force Director of Athletics Nathan Pine said in a statement. “Construction on our east side renovation project will not allow us to showcase the service academy rivalry game in Falcon Stadium the way we want to. While the end result at Falcon Stadium will be well worth it, hosting the game at Empower Field in 2023 and working closely with the Broncos staff will create a memorable experience for our players and our fans and will keep the important advantage of playing this game in Colorado.”

Air Force is 37-18-1 all-time against Army, last playing in 2021 to a 21-14 loss at Globe Life Park in Texas. Army has won four out of the last five games. This year they’ll play in Texas once again.

You can listen to Air Force-Army in 2023 and all Falcons football games on 104.3 The Fan.



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