Armed Forces Bowl

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Tickets


The 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will match-up the Air Force Falcons with the Houston Cougars on December 31 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Amon G. Carter Stadium. The game will feature a team from the MWC (Mountain West Conference) and a team from the Pac 10 Conference in 2007 and 2009. In 2008, however, the MWC team played a Conference USA team.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Logo

The inaugural Bowl game was held in 2003. The title sponsor back then was the PlainsCapital Bank, hence the name PlainsCapital Bank Bowl. The match-up was between Boise State and TCU. No Big 12 team was fielded because the Big 12 didn't have enough bowl eligible teams in the 2003 season. The Big 12 was again unable to provide a team to the game the following year, and Marshall was selected to play Cincinnati. Kansas played Houston in 2005, and the 2006 Bowl featured Tulsa and Utah. It was also in 2006 when Bell Helicopter took over as title sponsor after a sponsor-less year in 2005.

The Amon G. Carter Stadium is on the campus of Texas Christian University (TCU). The stadium was first opened in 1930, and it was during the construction of its press box that workers were struck by the number of "horned frogs" or Texas Horned Lizards that came from the ground and gave the team its name.

TCU Logo in Amon G. Carter Stadium


The original capacity of the open-air stadium back in 1930 was 22,000. In the meantime it was expanded several times and reached today's capacity with over 44,000 spectators. One of the features of the stadium is the two-level press box that was added to the structure in 1956 and now holds the giant 60 ft. x 120 ft. display of the school's logo, the curved purple & white "TCU".

Buy your Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Tickets now before it is too late and be one of the tens of thousands enthusiastic fans in this great stadium.

Here is some Bowl history:
  • 2009: Air Force 47 vs. Houston 20
  • 2008: Houston 34 vs. Air Force 28
  • 2007: California 42 vs. Air Force 36
  • 2006: Utah 25 vs. Tulsa 13
  • 2005: Kansas 42 vs. Houston 13
  • 2004: Cincinnati 32 vs. Marshall 14
  • 2003: Boise State 34 vs. TCU 31






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