Dec. 29, 2013
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Sunday morning that Navy has sold all 10,000 of its allotted bowl tickets for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Navy will play Middle Tennessee State tomorrow morning at 10:45 AM (CT) at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Among the 10,000 tickets sold includes 5,000 tickets that were donated by Navy fans to send Midshipmen and enlisted personnel and their families to the game. This year marks the 10th-consecutive bowl game that Navy has sold out all of the bowl tickets assigned to Navy.
"Once again, Navy has proven why the Naval Academy family is annually one of the best in postseason ticket sales in the nation," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “This is the 10th year that 100 percent of our bowl ticket allocation has been sold in support of a great game day turnout with Navy Blue and Gold throughout the stadium. In addition, we have proudly accommodated thousands of those who wear the cloth of our nation and their families with tickets donated by the Navy Football family. Thanks to everyone who continues to support Navy football, the Academy and the fleet."
The streak started in 2003 when Navy brought 25,000 fans to the Houston Bowl and nearly half of the student body attended the game. In 2004, Navy sold 18,000 tickets to the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco.
In 2005, Navy sold 25,000 tickets for the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego and in 2006 the Mids sold 20,000 to the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte. Navy sold 25,000 tickets for the Poinsettia Bowl in 2007 and 20,000 for the Eagle Bank Bowl in Washington, DC in 2008.
Navy sold 20,000 tickets for the Texas Bowl in 2009, 13,000 for the Poinsettia Bowl in 2010 and 12,000 the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco in 2012.