Air Force Academy Releases Parking, Security Information For Graduation

Part of Monday's parade at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The U.S. Air Force Academy has released information for those attending their graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium Wednesday, May 29.

Attendance and Arrival Times
The North and South Gates, and the Falcon Stadium gates, will open
at 7:30 a.m., with the graduates entering the stadium closer to 10

Graduation tickets are required for entry into the stadium.

Ticket holders should plan to arrive at the stadium no later than 8:30 a.m. because of increased security and heavy traffic.

Once the ceremony begins, no one will be allowed to leave the stadium until graduation commences (approximately 2 p.m.).

If you enter through the North Gate - you are asked to park north of the stadium in lots 4 and 5 off Academy Drive and Stadium Drive. If you enter via the South Gate you are asked to park south of the stadium in lots 1, 2, 2A and 3.

Golf carts will be on hand to shuttle guests to the stadium.

Handicapped Availability
Handicapped spots are located at the south end of lot 5 and the north end of lot 1. There are no elevators in the stadium and handicapped-accessible seating inside is limited and available only on a first-come, first-served basis.

All drivers are subject to ID checks and vehicle searches. Attendees will have to pass through metal detectors before entering the stadium and purses or personal items are subject to searches.

No boxes, alcohol, weapons, firecrackers, signs or poles, large umbrellas, beverage containers of any sort, backpacks, large handbags, coolers, thermoses or similar items will be allowed in the stadium.

Food and drink are prohibited with the exception of clear, factory-sealed bottles of water, 24 ounces or less. Refreshments will be available from vendors throughout the stadium.

Cameras and video cameras are permitted; however, please be prepared to remove camera lenses for security inspection at the stadium gates.

Diaper bags will be allowed when a child is present but parents are asked not to bring strollers.