USAA Named Presenting Sponsor of 2021 Lockheed Martin Commanders Classic at Globe Life Field
Air Force and Army meet on Saturday, November 6 at Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA
ARLINGTON, Texas – USAA, a leading provider of financial services to more than 13 million U.S. military personnel, honorably served veterans, and their families, was announced today as the primary sponsor of the premier College football game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA, will be played on Saturday, November 6 between the US Air Force Academy and the US Military Academy. Kick-off is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT, and the 55e the game between the two service academies will be televised nationally on CBS. The Air Force has been designated as the home team. Tickets can be purchased at commandersclassic.com/events.
Additionally, USAA will be the main sponsor of the Air Force-Army boxing competition on Friday evening, November 5, also at Globe Life Field.
“Hosting the Army and Air Force at the inaugural Commanders Classic at Globe Life Field gives us a unique opportunity to honor our military heroes,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. “The addition of the USAA as a major sponsor strengthens our military ties and opens up even more opportunities to celebrate serving and retired military personnel on an unforgettable weekend in Arlington.”
The USAA will also be the main sponsor of next season’s Commanders’ Classic on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Globe Life Field, with Army designated as the home team.
“The USAA has a long history of supporting military academies and their athletic programs, and we’re excited to help elevate this game between the Air Force and the Army,” said Jason Dennis, vice president of marketing for the USA. USAA. “This game is another opportunity for us to show our support for these future American leaders, their families and the entire military community.”
Air Force leads the all-time series, 37-17-1. At last year’s reunion, the Army beat the Air Force 10-7 at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York. Both service academies opened their 2021 seasons with wins last Saturday. The Army won a 43-10 victory over Georgia State in Atlanta, while the Air Force defeated Lafayette, 35-14 in Colorado Springs.
As part of the weekend’s festivities, the first-ever boxing matches at Globe Life Field will be presented on Friday, November 5 when the Air Force and Army men’s and women’s boxing teams face off against each other in a competition of 11 fights starting at 7:00 am. afternoon Tickets for the boxing competition will be available for purchase on Friday September 10 from 10 a.m. CT at commandersclassic.com/events.
This will be the second meeting of the fall between the Black Knights and Cadets as the two schools join the Navy in the Triangular Showdown Chuck Davey Invitational on October 29 in Detroit. Air Force has won 19 National Collegiate Boxing Association men’s and women’s team titles since 1980, while Army was the 2019 NCBA Men’s Team Champion with the women’s team winning five individual titles in that event. The boxing ring will be set up in the right corner of the Globe Life Field with ground and general admission seating available. Entrances to Globe Life Field open at 6:00 p.m. for Friday’s boxing competition.
REV Entertainment will host and operate the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA with marketing assistance from Dallas-based LST Marketing.
REV Entertainment is also working with Air Force and Army to create ancillary events in the Arlington Entertainment District and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex around the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, presented by USAA.
You can find more information about the two events on commandersclassic.com/events.
Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is a leading provider of insurance, banking, and investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million U.S. military personnel, former fighters who served honorably and to their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, USAA has offices in seven US cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 36,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofit organizations to support military families and the communities where employees live and work. For more information on USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
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