Michie Stadium is the home of the Army Black Knights football team, which represents the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. The stadium, which is named after a former cadet who helped start the academy's football program, held its first game in 1924. The stadium is situated in a way that gives many of its spectators views of Lusk Reservoir, the main campus, the Hudson Highlands mountain range and the Hudson River. Since it's been through many seasons of football, there have been several renovations and expansions, including in 1962 when the east grandstand was expanded and in 2003 when the press box was added. In 2008, FieldTurf was installed as the playing surface. Get your tickets for Michie Stadium games at StubHub.
What's the Michie Stadium's seating capacity?
The stadium can accommodate approximately 38,000 spectators. The majority of the seats are located in the upper and lower tiers along the west sideline. Cadets usually occupy a large section behind the east sideline.
Where can I park?
Parking is available in various lots on the West Point campus. There are three entrance gates, and you'll be directed to use a specific gate to access certain parking areas. Michie Stadium ticket holders with red parking passes should use Stony Lonesome Gate, those with blue and white passes should use Washington Gate and those with green passes should use Thayer Gate. If you have not pre-purchased parking, enter through Washington Gate to access a general parking lot. On Michie Stadium game days, shuttles run back and forth between the stadium and the various lots.
Is public transportation available?
If you're coming from New York City or other points in the NY/NJ/CT region, you can take a Metro-North train to the Garrison or Peekskill stations. At this point, you could take a taxi across the river to the West Point campus. Also, the Short Line Bus service runs a daily bus service that takes visitors from the New York City Port Authority to the West Point Visitors Center.
How early should I arrive before a Michie Stadium game?
Due to security reasons at the military academy, all vehicles are subject to search at the entry gates. This can cause some traffic at the gates, so be sure to take that into consideration. Parking lots open six hours before kickoff, and three hours before kickoff, the cadets parade on the plain. At this point, the fan festival at Black Knight Alley opens up. Two hours prior to kickoff, the gates open. Twenty minutes prior to kickoff, the cadets march onto the field, and the Army Band performs the National Anthem. Finally, a cadet, carrying the game ball, jumps out of a helicopter onto the field.
Is food available in the Michie Stadium?
Yes, the stadium has many stands selling traditional concessions like popcorn, soda, hot dogs and nachos.Back to Top