Nov. 14, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - An interactive display with the Army men's soccer team, a collection area for Toys for Tots, giveaways, food, beverages, live music and the Army Football Tailgate Show are among the attractions set for Black Knights Alley on Saturday.
Now in its fifth year, Black Knights Alley is a fan-fest area laden with family-friendly entertainment, live music and a carnival-like atmosphere that opens at 9 a.m., three hours before the Army vs. Temple game presented by DRASH. Kickoff is set for noon at Michie Stadium.
Black Knights Alley, located in front of Michie Stadium, will feature live music, interactive fan games, giveaways, autograph and photograph booths with cadet-athletes. Interactive activities with cadet-athletes, inflatable play areas for kids, face-painting, military hardware displays and food and beverages are also among the day's entertainment.
The 90-minute Army Football Tailgate Show with John Minko, Tony Morino and Joe Beckerle will originate from Black Knights Alley and features interviews with fans, Army staff members, honored guests and visiting dignitaries.
The Hudson Valley band "Hudson Blue" will perform in Black Knights Alley as well.
A collection area will be set up inside for fans to donate new, unwrapped stuffed animals for Toys for Tots.
In addition to live music and great food, Black Knights Alley will also feature a military hardware display.
Fans are also reminded that backpacks and umbrellas are prohibited inside Michie Stadium.
Saturday's contest will mark the final game of the season at Michie Stadium. Prior to the game, 22 senior football players and their families will be honored.
Ticket orders can be placed online at www.goARMYsports.com, in person at the Michie Stadium Ticket Office, or by phone at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.