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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by USMAMom, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. USMAMom

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    Does anyone know what time the gates open for home football games? Thanks! Go Air Force (except when they play Army :thumb:)!
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Obviously, that depends on what time the game starts. But see, you don't have a problem. Whatever time the game starts, you get there 3 hours earlier, and you come to "Thudgate" and hang out with us and enjoy the day. You also can go to the cadet/squadron tailgates too if you like.

    But to answer your question, the gates are open at least 2 hours prior to kickoff. We usually shut down Thudgate around 1 hour prior to kickoff so we can go inside and see the parachutists and flyover. And there's usually a lot of people in the stadium by the time we get to our seats. So I would assume 2 hours. This allows you to watch the pregame team warmups if you like.

    I guess it's possible that it is open even earlier than 2 hours; but I personally have never tried to get in that early when I could be at Thudgate with 100+ friends like Fleiger, MikeandChris, and many others eating, drinking, catching up on each other's lives, our kids, etc... So; this is an ORDER: I expect to see you at Thudgate. :smile: Even if you are Army; you are now part of the air force community. See you soon. Mike....
     
  3. USMAMom

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    Oops, I don't think my question was very clear, I meant the North (or South) gate into the Academy, not the gates to the stadium. We definitely plan on tailgating :thumb: and are looking forward to Thudgate!
     
  4. Christcorp

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    The North Gate is usually open from 6am til 10pm. On game day, we are there very early. (At least 3-4 hours before game time; for Thudgate). They just waive you through. So no problem. Now; if you happen to have a military ID card, then it doesn't matter. You can go in either gate if it's open. South is open 24/7 and North is open, I believe, from 6am til 10pm.
     

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