Black Knights Alley Set For Army-Western Kentucky Saturday

Black Jack will make an appearance on Black Knights Alley Saturday.

Black Jack will make an appearance on Black Knights Alley Saturday.

Nov. 6, 2013

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Playing its final home game of the 2013 season, the Army football team hosts Western Kentucky Saturday and fans can now begin preparing their morning activities to include a stop by Black Knights Alley before entering Michie Stadium for the game. Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Senior Day to take part in the multitude of fan activities offered on a football game day at West Point. Please visit ARMYgameday.com for all game day information.

Closing out its sixth season, Black Knights Alley will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and be buzzing up until the 12:07 p.m. kickoff. The fan fest area is located along Mills Road between Michie Stadium and Lusk Reservoir. Black Knights Alley will be open three hours prior to kickoff for all home games this season and features live music, inflatables for kids, food and beverage, beer tent, face painting, autograph tables with members of various Army teams, a different interactive sport every game, tailgate show, as well as other vendors.

Saturday morning's Black Knights Alley activities will feature Coca-Cola inflatables and Army humvee vehicles bookending the event between Gates 1 and 3 of Michie Stadium. The Army Football Tailgate Show will hit the air live from outside Gate 2 beginning at 10 a.m., while a cadet band will entertain fans from the Gate 1 end of the Alley adjacent to the Anheuser Busch beer tent.

Members of Army's men's soccer, golf, baseball and track and field teams will be on hand taking part in interactive stations and face painting with fans. In addition, displays and representatives from Bridgestone, PenFed Bank, State Farm Insurance, Thayer Hotel, USAA, Perfect Comfort, Big Boyz Toys, Dave and Buster's, Navy Federal Credit Union and West Point Museum will be featured along the Alley. An old Army Jeep and several military artifacts will be on display near the Gate 3 entrance, along with the Geico gecko roaming the Alley for photo opportunities.

Fans are also encouraged to stop by Army's Social Media Hub on Saturday, where they can "like" and "follow" the Black Knights on all social media platforms. For up-to-the-minute information and photos on game day, be sure to stay tuned to Army's official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Finally, a Toys for Tots display will be located on the Gate 3 end of the Alley where fans can donate new unwrapped toys for the needy during the upcoming holiday season. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Parking lots open at 6 a.m. Saturday with stadium gates opening at 10 a.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY or visiting www.goARMYsports.com/tickets.

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