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Tickets for 2016 State Farm Armed Forces Classic on Sale September 23

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Tickets for the 2016 State Farm Armed Forces Classic will go on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. HT / 3 pm ET. The fifth annual event will be played on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11 – just a month from the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor – from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

 The State Farm Armed Forces Classic features preseason-ranked No. 8 Indiana vs. No. 4 Kansas and No. 12 Arizona vs. No. 13 Michigan State. All four teams earned berths to the 2016 NCAA Championship, with Kansas advancing to the Elite Eight and Indiana reaching the Sweet 16.

 This will be the first and only time public tickets will be offered for the State Farm Armed Forces Classic. Ticket prices are $30 (ticket fees will apply) and can be purchased anytime at ETicketHawaii.com. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Hawaii Athletics box office or calling 808-944-2697 (Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

 State Farm recently signed on as the title sponsor of the Armed Forces Classic, a series of Division I men’s college basketball games being played on United States military bases worldwide, with the inaugural game played in 2012.

 The State Farm Armed Forces Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. For more information about the 2016 event, visit the official web site at ArmedForcesClassic.com.


ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 13 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Montgomery Kickoff Classic (Montgomery, Ala.); Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s  Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Uncasville, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago, Ill.); Tire Pros Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, P.R.) and Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or [email protected]