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Air Force to meet Army at Globe Life Field in 2021-2022

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 23:36:03-05

The battle for the Commander-in-Chief's trophy between Air Force and Army will have a unique twist during the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

As part of the Lockheed Martin Commander's Classic, the Falcons and Black Knights will play the first college football game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Nov. 6th, 2021.

The seating capacity is expected to approximate the 40,518 figure for baseball. The 1.8 million square foot facility includes sports lighting as well as broadcast locations that are specific to football.

"Playing at Globe Life Field next November will be a memorable experience for Air Force Football and the chance to play two consecutive years in the great state of Texas was too much to ignore especially in this new state of the art ballpark," Air Force Athletic Director Nathan Pine said. "Texas is a rich recruiting area for Air Force and showcasing our football program and academy is important for all athletics and academy recruiting."

The showcase will mark the fourth time both programs have met at a neutral location and the first time since competing at Chicago's Soldier Field in 1965.

Currently, Air Force leads the CIC Trophy showdown 34-14 and will meet Army Saturday at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. for the 49th edition. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.