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Grannemann Hosting 2021 Commander’s Classic Game November 5, 2022

 

 

Army – Air Force

5 Nov 2022

Globe Life Field

Arlington, TX

 

UPDATE 22 APR – ACTION REQUIRED

 

There have been a number of developments since the last survey.

Read on and respond to update your preferences.

Use the link at the bottom of the email to respond.

The 2021 Commander’s Classic was the first college football game at Globe Life Field.  It featured the Army-Air Force football game, with Air Force as the home team. The Grannemann family hosted a ’61 group for the game.  Army won the close game in overtime.

Rod has graciously agreed to host another Class get together for the 2022 game.  Army will be the home team for the return meeting on November 5, 2022.  The current plan is for a Class dinner Friday, game Saturday AM, Class dinner Saturday PM, and maybe a Sunday brunch.  There is a Class hotel for the event.

SEATING

For the Class there three ticket/seating options:  1) Join other classmates in a Private Suite; 2) Join other classmates in a ‘61 Block of seats in stadium seating; 3) Sit with who you want/where you want in Individual Seating. 

Ticket Option 1 – Private Suite

One of the ticket options offered for the game is a private suite like the one the Class had for last year’s game.  This option is now confirmed and the suite is reserved for the ’61 group.  Currently, there are a few more requesting this option than can be accommodated.  Those that responded in the first survey that they were a Yes for attending the game and a Yes for the Private Suite are now confirmed for Private Suite tickets for themselves and their guests.  Those that responded in the first survey either that they were a Yes for attending and a Maybe for the Private Suite or those that indicated a Maybe for attending and a Yes for the Private Suite are currently on a wait list for the tickets for the Private Suite.  Priority on the Wait List is based on the time stamp of the response to the first survey.  New respondents indicating a Yes for attending can request Private Suite tickets.  They will be placed on the waiting list for suite tickets with a priority based on the time stamp of their current submission.

Cost per ticket is $448.83, not including food, beverages, or parking. Rod will have the tickets for this option and will give those to you when you arrive in TX.  Full payment for tickets must be paid to Rod NLT 1 Jul.  Generous tips welcome.  Mail payment to:

Rod Grannemann

841 Clear Fork Drive

Lantana, TX 76226

Cost for food, beverages, and parking will be determined later and provided to you at the game. You can pay for those while in town for the game.

The suite is a super option.  Great view of the game from deluxe stadium type seats.  Big screen monitors for close ups and replays. Plenty of room to gather and talk.  Hi top table for eating and drinking.  Easy chairs for relaxing.  All you can eat and drink.  A first class operation. This option includes an entrance ticket.  Here is what the stadium folks have to say about the suite.

The Legacy Suites feature more space for entertaining and a more luxurious interior finish to create a superior experience for your guests. Located on the Lower Concourse in The TX District, these suites are designed to give you spaces for rich interaction and memorable shared experiences — and staged to let you move through each effortlessly.

Step toward the field and marvel at the view as the diamond unfolds before you. Grab one of the seats in the two rows outside your suite, where you and your guests can take in the game – and be closer to it. Suites at Globe Life Field are the closest to home plate in the league.

Enter the suite and you’ll be in the lounge space, purposefully designed for conversation. Catch up with loved ones. Close the deal. Cheer our team. Whatever your game day needs, this space is created for private and uninterrupted interaction.

Glide through the lounge and enter the dining area, where your array of food and beverage awaits. Grab something tasty from the serving area or the kitchen fridge. Enjoy it where you’d like – you can configure this space however you’d like.

Ticket Option 2 – ’61 Block

The second option is to join other classmates in a ‘61 Block of seats in stadium seating. If there are enough that select this option, Rod will get a block of seats for the Class.  The block will be located in the Plaza West section that is shown on the stadium seating chart below.  These are excellent seats located mid-field and at an excellent height above the field for viewing the game.

Rod will purchase the tickets for this option and you will pay him for the tickets. You can pick them up when you arrive for the game.  The discounted price for these tickets is $158 plus tax and fee.  Rod will confirm the full price as soon as it is available from his stadium POC.  You must confirm your request NLT 1 June and pay him for your tickets NLT 1 July.  Generous tips welcome.  Mail payment to:

Rod Grannemann

841 Clear Fork Drive

Lantana, TX 76226

Ticket Option 3 – Individual Seating

The third option is to sit with who you want/where you want in Individual Seating.  If you select this option, you should find out who else wants to sit in the same section with you and order tickets for your group directly from the Army football ticket office.

West Point has blocks of seats in different sections on the Army side of the field and in the end zone.  Here is the link to the seating chart that shows the seats available and below is a copy of the chart.  Prices for tickets in each of these sections are shown on the seating chart.

Here is what you need to do to get individual tickets.

  1. Decide who is going to be in your group.

  2. Determine how many tickets each member of your group wants.

  3. Pick one person to order the tickets.

  4. Order the tickets using the link below.


  5. a.  Click the link to go to the Army football web site.
    b.  Put the cursor on TICKET
    c. Slide the cursor down and select: Army vs Air Force at Globe Life Field
    d.  Purchase the tickets for your group

    BUY TICKETS

    Lodging

    Homewood Suites Dallas-Arlington

    2401 Road to Six Flags East

    Arlington, TX

     

    Our hotel is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington, conveniently located a mile from the game venue (Globe Life Park).  Homewood Suites are excellent options and the choice for the mini-reunions in Orlando.  This Homewood Suites Dallas-Arlington is a half a mile south of I-30, nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth in Arlington’s entertainment and business district. Your stay includes a spacious suite with fully equipped kitchen, daily breakfast, WiFi, and a complimentary evening social.

    We have a block of rooms at a contract rate of $169 plus tax being held on a first come, first served basis until 13 October. You cannot get the group rate through the Hilton website or the main Hilton reservation number.  Reservations must be done through the hotel at (817) 633-1594, option 1. Give them our reservation code “West Point 61.”  A hospitality suite for our class will be available from Thursday, 3 November.  It will have a selection of refreshments and snacks. Cost pp TBA.

    Class Dinners

    Currently, we are planning on having Class dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.  Information on the dinners will be provided at a later date.

    Current Registrations

    Here is the current list of Class members that have indicated an interest in joining for the game and other Class events.  Status of requests for tickets for the Private Suite are shown. The new survey will give all interested Class members a chance to provide their current preferences.

    First Name

    Last Name

    Attending

    Private Suite

    Suite Confirmed

    Ron

    Barrick

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Juli

    Blanda

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Drew

    Casani

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Dick

    Clarke

    Yes

    Maybe

    Wait List

    Willard

    Conley

    Yes

    Maybe

    Wait List

    James

    Connollly

    Maybe

    No

     

    John

    Cornelson

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Ben

    Covington

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Steve

    Denney

    Yes

    No

     

    Howard

    DeWitt

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Michael

    Eiland

    Maybe

    No

     

    Bill

    Esselstein

    Maybe

    Maybe

    Wait List

    Joe

    Fishburne

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Rodney

    Grannemann

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Skip

    Higginbotham

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Harold

    Hodges

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    John

    Java

    Maybe

    Yes

    Wait List

    Bob

    Kewley

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Terry

    Kirkpatrick

    Maybe

    Yes

    Wait List

    Richard

    Knoblock

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Ed

    Leland

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Mick

    Maus

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Beverley

    Powell

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    John

    Purdy

    Yes

    yes

    Confirmed

    Buck

    Shaffer

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Michael

    Underwood

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Jerry

    White

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Gene

    Witherspoon

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirmed

    Ok.  That is the skinny.  We would love to have you join Class Members to see Army beat Air Force again.  Use the link below to confirm your interest in attending, your preferred ticketing option, whether you want a room in the Class hotel, and Class dinners.

     

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     Contact Rod - rfgman61@gmail.com