August 30, 2019 | 6:00pm

#RICEvsARMY | Presented By USAA

Army ready to open the 2019 season at Michie Stadium as they host the Owls of Rice University.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early, ALL fans 18 and older must present a valid ID to enter West Point.
Fans attending the game WITHOUT* an advance parking pass, must enter through Washington Gate
(917 Washington Road, West Point, NY).

*ADA and wheelchair accessible parking and bus transportation is available by entering Stony Lonesome Gate and parking in H Lot. Fans requiring this assistance DO NOT need an advance parking pass for parking in H Lot. H Lot is available for transportation to the parade ground and to Gate 1 and Gate 5 of Michie Stadium (1 Stony Lonesome Road, West Point, NY).



Army West Point Athletics, in partnership Learfield IMG College and Daktronics, has announced the installation of a new, state-of-the-art videoboard in the north end zone of Michie Stadium. The new videoboard stretches 3,100 square feet, is more than three times bigger than the previous videoboard and will provide high-resolution imagery and new production capabilities that will enhance the game day experience for our fans.

With the ongoing installation, the north end zone videoboard will not be complete for the opening game against Rice on Aug. 30, while the ribbon board and south end zone display will be operational. The main videoboard is set to debut for the Morgan State game on Sept. 21.


  • WEATHER FORECAST: Mostly Sunny, High 82F (Updated 8/28)

    Scout Sleepover

  • DIVISION INSIGNIA: 82nd Airborne Division

  • PARKING LOTS: Open at 12:00pm - Gameday (non-reserved) general parking MUST enter through WASHINGTON GATE. See below for full parking information.

  • TICKET WINDOWS OPEN: Day of game and the pre-paid ticket will call windows open at 3:30pm. The pre-paid ticket window is located at the ticket office at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium. This window is for fans that have purchased tickets within 10 days prior to the game, or have made other arrangements in advance.
    Player Guest Ticket Window - Opens at 4:00pm (Gate 3 Ticket Office)
    Visiting Team & Recruits Ticket Window - Opens at 4:00pm (Holleder Center Ticket Office)

  • STADIUM GATES: Open at 4:00pm.

  • TRAFFIC UPDATES: Tune into 1260-AM WBNR and 1420-AM WLNA for West Point traffic updates every 30 minutes starting at 4:00pm.

  • GUEST ASSIST: By using the Guest Assist Text System, you can ask questions about security, traffic, parking, guest service tent locations, and more. You can also report issues, concerns, and emergencies. Text the word KNIGHTS to 78247.

  • TWITTER UPDATES: Follow @ArmyGameDay (for live updates on traffic, parking & shuttles) and @ArmyWP_Football on Twitter for live game updates and information. This week's game hashtag is #RICEvsARMY.

  • GAME NOTES - Rice: Click Here

  • 2019 MEDIA GUIDE: Click Here

  • TV: CBS Sports Network

  • RADIO: WBNR 1260 AM (Beacon, N.Y.), 1420 AM WLNA (Peekskill, N.Y.) 570 AM (New York, N.Y.) SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel: 137; XM Channel: 202; SIRIUS Internet Channel: 966. Tunein App (free).


In order to increase safety and security measures, a bag policy for Michie Stadium is now in effect, mirroring policies enacted by the NFL and many other collegiate venues. 

Items that will not be permitted include backpacks, luggage, oversized totes, coolers, briefcases, computers, and computer bags.

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Parking and Tailgates

Please enter the gate shown on your parking pass. Fans attending the game WITHOUT an advance parking pass, must enter through Washington Gate (917 Washington Road, West Point, NY). **ADA and wheelchair accessible parking and bus transportation should enter through Stony Lonesome Gate. (Parking available in H Lot)

  • 12:00pm - PARKING LOTS OPEN



NOTE: Shuttle bus transportation ends 90 minutes following the completion of the game.

Parking Pass Gates to Enter:

  • Green Passes: Enter Thayer Gate (674 Thayer Road, West Point, NY)

  • Red Passes: Enter Stony Lonesome Gate (1 Stony Lonesome Road, West Point, NY)

  • Blue Passes: Enter Washington Gate (917 Washington Road, West Point, NY)

  • Gold Passes: Enter Washington Gate (917 Washington Road, West Point, NY)

  • General Public (Day of Game Parking) should enter through Washington Gate.
    Click Here For Additional Information on Parking and Shuttles


On Gameday: $25
Advance Purchase: $20
(NEW FOR 2019) Credit and debit card payment is now accepted on gameday

Print at Home Parking must be printed to be displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard on gameday


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  • 3:00pm - CADET REVIEW: One of the time honored traditions of a West Point gameday, a full-dress cadet parade takes place on “The Plain” three hours prior to kickoff (weather permitting) for every home game.

  • 3:00pm - BLACK KNIGHTS ALLEY OPENS: Black Knights Alley is the fan fest that runs along Mills Road, between Michie Stadium and Lusk Reservoir, featuring live music, inflatables for kids, food and beverage, face painting, interactive sports, tailgate show, and more.
    Teams scheduled to appear: Women’s Rugby, Hockey, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving.

  • 3:50pm - BLACK KNIGHTS WALK: The football players, Rabble Rousers, band and coaches will walk from Gate 3 of Michie Stadium down to the locker room. Line up along Black Knights Alley to cheer on the Black Knights as they enter the stadium for gameday.

  • 5:35pm - CADET MARCH-ON/NATIONAL ANTHEM: Approximately 30 minutes before kickoff, a Cadet Regiment marches on the field, and the USMA Band performs the National Anthem.

  • 5:45pm - PARACHUTE DEMONSTRATION: A fan favorite, look skyward as West Point Cadets jump from a helicopter and land minutes later on the field as they parachute in the official game ball approximately 15 minutes before kickoff (weather permitting).

  • 6:00pm - KICKOFF: At 6:00pm, the Black Knights take on the Rice Owls!


HALFTIME: The West Point Band takes the field of Michie Stadium to perform. 

The West Point Band will begin its performance with an extending rendition of one our country’s great fight songs, On Brave Old Army Team. The show will continue with the iconic Olympic Fanfare by John Williams, followed by our national march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.



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