KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

AFA Graduation Tickets Sell Out In 10 Minutes

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

All the 500 tickets made available to the public for the upcoming Air Force Academy graduation ceremony were sold out in just ten minutes. President Barack Obama will be speaking at the commencement.

The tickets were given out to a long line of people who waited outside the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce at 6 S. Tejon Street, Suite 700. A maximum of four tickets per person were made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At 8:00 a.m., employees began to hand out the tickets. Although they were prepared to continue until 5:00 p.m., the tickets were all gone in about ten minutes.

Many of the people who waited in line left empty handed.

For those who got tickets, graduation day is May 23. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. and ticket holders are asked to arrive no later than 8:30. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

If the graduation ceremony should have to be moved indoors because of dangerous weather or heightened security, general public ticket holders may not attend.

For more information on the graduation, visit the Academy’s website or call the graduation hotline at (719) 333-4723.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 150235535 - kktv.com/a?a=150235535