AFC 19

Join ESPN for their ninth annual Armed Forces Classic in partnership with Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on November 8th at the Alaska Airlines Center!

The college basketball double header will be a part of ESPN’s Veterans Week initiatives. Guests will have the opportunity to be in the live audience as Baylor is pitted against Washington, and Alaska Anchorage against the Coast Guard Academy.

The games will be televised on ESPN as part of the network’s America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans initiative honoring the men and women who are serving and who have served in the United States military, both at home and abroad.

AFC Week Schedule:

D1 Bowling

Wed 6 Nov • 7 p.m. • Polar Bowl • FREE

Bowl with the ballers! Snacks included. RSVP by  Tue 5 Nov at the Polar Bowl or call 753.PINS

Kid’s Basketball Clinic 

Thurs 7 Nov • Doors open 1hr prior • FREE

Open to ages 5-18. Clinics coached by the big teams themselves! Sign up through 2Rivers Youth Center, Bldg. 297, in-person only by 6 p.m., Wed 6 Nov. Limited spots available; physical and immunization records required.

Elmendorf Fitness Center: 5-6 p.m.

  •  Baylor & Washington 

Buckner Fitness Center: 5:30-6p.m.

  • UAA & Coast Guard 

Air Force vs Army Basketball Game 

Wed 6 Nov • 8:20 p.m. • Buckner Fitness Center • FREE

Cheer for your team at the Air Force vs Army game; Coached by Baylor and Washington coaches!

Game Day Schedule:

Doors Open: 4 p.m. (for base personnel only)

*Pre-game party! 

Base personnel are welcome to attend the AFC Pre-game party, where you’ll receive a FREE swag bag, FREE food voucher and discount refreshments in an official AFC 2019 commemorative cups.

Baylor vs Washington: 5:30 p.m. Tip-Off

UAA vs Coast Guard Academy: 8 p.m.

Alaska Airlines Center:

3550 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

Handicapped access is available at the stadium

Contact 907-891-7410 (Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for additional information about the Alaska Airlines Center.


Ticket Requests for AFC 19 are no longer available. 

Ticket Pick-up:

Tickets that have already been requested may now be picked-up at Elmendorf Fitness Center!

* ALL requested tickets MUST be retrieved by close of business Nov 2nd at Elmendorf Fitness Center or tickets will be forfeited.

Unclaimed Tickets:

If you submitted an ESPN Armed Forces Classic ticket request you MUST pick up your tickets by 9 p.m. this Friday, 1 November from the Elmendorf Fitness Center. At COB Friday, any unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and redistributed to other personnel. NOTE: Ticket requests are closed at this time, pick up is only for pre-requested tickets.

Any unclaimed tickets will become available on Monday 4 November starting at 9 a.m. at the Elmendorf Fitness Center on a first come, first served basis. Monday will be the last chance to receive any remaining free tickets, which includes a free commemorative cup, hat, and meal voucher. The quantity of last chance tickets will be based on any unclaimed requests and may be limited. Valid ID is required to receive tickets. Reassignment of free tickets will happen ONLY on Monday 4 November at Elmendorf Fitness Center. Please follow JBER Life or JBER Fitness on Facebook for updates on any remaining tickets.

For more information call 552.3624.

Want text reminders for ticket pick-up? 

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*Select group 9,  AFC 19, at the bottom of the registration forum for ticket pick-up reminders & alerts.