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Guide to Falcon football season 2022

Coach and AF football team in smoke Falcon head coach Troy Calhoun leads the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons into Falcon Stadium as Air Force met conference rival Wyoming at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sep. 21, 2013. The Cowboys defeated Air Force 56-23. (Air Force Photo by Mike Kaplan/Released)

By U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Falcon Football at the U.S. Air Force Academy offers many unique and fun traditions that are sure to delight fans of all ages. Here is the definitive guide to Falcon Football season 2022.

The season kicks off during Parents’ Weekend on Sept. 3 as the Falcons play at home against the University of Northern Iowa. Families, alumni and community members will enjoy seven home games.

Falcon home games

All times are Mountain.

Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. vs. Northern Iowa
Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. vs. Colorado
Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. vs. Nevada
Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. vs. Navy
Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. vs. Boise State
Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. vs. New Mexico
Saturday, Nov. 19, (time to be determined) vs. Colorado State

Falcon away games

Friday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. vs. Wyoming
Saturday, Oct. 8, (time to be determined) vs. Utah State
Saturday, Oct 15, 8:30 p.m. vs. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30 a.m. vs. Army at Arlington, Texas
Saturday, Nov 26, at 7 p.m. vs. San Diego State

Nova - Falcon mascot
Nova, one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s falcons perches on her falconer’s arm during a football game at Falcon Stadium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Nova and her fellow falcons participate in several outreach events and public meet and greets throughout the academic year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Goldblum)

Game day timeline

Parking lots open four hours prior to kick-off. New this year guests can purchase RV parking and can tailgate directly from their RVs. Details and pricing are available on Go Air Force Falcons as well as information for guests with disabilities requiring ADA accessibility.

Falcon Alley, located directly in front of the stadium, features vendors, interactive games and booths. This opens three hours prior to the game and is an excellent location to watch the football team arrive. The Drum and Bugle Corps welcomes the team as they arrive on buses at the stadium.

The stadium opens to the public two hours before the game.

Guests will not want to miss seeing the Wings of Blue sky diving team parachute into the stadium. This exciting aerial demonstration is the perfect way to mark the arrival of the football team on to the field approximately 20 minutes prior to kick-off.

Immediately preceding kick-off, attendees can enjoy a flyover.

The Academy is proud of its majestic live mascots and team namesake. During halftime, cheering spectators enjoy watching the birds soar and dive overhead. Trained and handled by cadet falconers, these birds are sure to impress.

The Academy celebrates every Falcon touchdown at home games with a spectacular fireworks show.

Pro tips

Be sure to follow the new clear bag rule. All bags brought into the stadium must be transparent for security reasons. Click here to see acceptable bags.

Installation security advises fans to use the South Gate as it offers quicker access onto the Academy.

Take advantage of mobile ticketing to expedite entry into the stadium. Guests can show their tickets on their phone. Alternately, print tickets at home to bring to the stadium.

Fans can purchase tickets on Air Force Falcons or by calling the ticket office at (719) 472-1895.

Coach Troy Calhoun cannot wait to join fans during Falcon Football season 2022!


Air Force Academy mascot Falcon football team mascot “The Bird” welcomes fans before a game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The Bird also participates in Wings of Blue jumps into the stadium during games. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)


Drum and Bugle CorpsThe Academy Drum and Bugle Corps plays during the arrival of Falcon Football team members at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The corps traditionally plays during the team’s arrival to Falcon Alley which is located just in front of the stadium. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Department)


Wings of Blue parachutes into stadium A member of the Wings of Blue parachutes into Falcon Stadium before a football game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Members of the parachute team are also often cadets in their final year at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)