Aug. 9, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Following eight consecutive days of practice, including three in full pads, the Army football team did not practice Friday morning.
Head coach Rich Ellerson made the decision Thursday evening to scrap Friday's practice.
While the Black Knights didn't head out into the rain on Friday morning, the team did have an extra rest period and participated in meetings and walk-throughs.
Army will return to the field Saturday and practice in shoulder pads and helmets in preparations for Sunday's scrimmage. Sunday's scrimmage will be held at Foley Athletic Center.
The Black Knights held their first practice on August 1 and worked out each morning at 7:20 a.m. before Friday's cancellation.
Army will work out in shells on Saturday with the focus on Sunday's scrimmage ... Sunday's scrimmage is scheduled for 1 p.m. inside Foley Center and will follow a format similar to the Spring Game ... Both the offense and defense will be put into different situations with scoring based on the scenario ... The squad will be broken into Black and Gold groups with nine different situations.
Army's 2013 home football schedule will feature a bevy of promotions and recognitions during each of the five games at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights begin the season Friday, August 30 versus Morgan State. The Black Knights are also slated for home games versus Stanford (Sept. 14), Wake Forest (Sept. 21), Eastern Michigan (Oct. 12) and Western Kentucky (Nov. 9).
Season, mini-plan, group and individual tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online at goARMYsports.com/tickets, by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY or by visiting the Army Athletic Ticket Office located near Gate 3 of Michie Stadium.
Season ticket packages start as low as $105 for the "Spirit Zone" section, located in the northwest and southwest corners of Michie Stadium, while sideline season tickets are priced at $170, and West Point faculty and staff tickets are $145.
Flexible three game mini plans range from $80-$100, depending on the games selected. Groups of 20 or more may purchase single game tickets in the endzone or upper level at a discounted rate.
In addition to a discount for purchasing 20-or-more tickets, Army also offers a sales representative for the seamless organization of group outings. 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. Contact your Army group sales representative at 845-446-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your day on the banks of the Hudson and experience the West Point tradition.
Individual game tickets for the Morgan State game are priced at $30, while the contests versus Wake Forest and Western Kentucky are $35 each. Admission to the Stanford and Eastern Michigan games is $39 per ticket.
To purchase tickets, please call 1-877-TIX-ARMY, stop by the Army Ticket Office at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium or visit www.goARMYsports.com.