Just some thoughts for first-timers as I was last year. Tickets went on sale via internet or by phone (719 472-1895) for Cadet parents (& future Cadet parents) 9AM MT yesterday. My first game was last year. Unaware that you could purchase tickets next to the section where the cadets sit, I bought on the opposite side from the Cadets near the bathrooms. I say by luck because it was a hot day & I had to refill water bottles several times. In fact, the lines at the water fountains were so long that I refilled them by using the sink. There was an area next to the bathrooms that my DD could access & we could meet with her for a few minutes. I also bought tickets to a tailgate party which was held under a very large tent next to the main the stadium entrance. It was located near where the Cadet Squadrons set up their tailgate parties (where you can meet with your Cadet) which was convenient. I thought it was Thudgate, but it wasn't. As my boss used to say, “I am never wrong, I am only misinformed.” In fact, it was poor attention to detail on my part. However, being under the tent and out of the sun for a couple of hours prior to the game was worth it. As I recall, the tent offered mostly breakfast items; I went for the fresh fruit & water. There was beer available, but it was too hot & too early in the day for that.