|WASHINGTON (April 30, 2013) – The countdown begins! Howard University, Morehouse College and Events DC announced today that tickets for the third annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Howard University box office at Cramton Auditorium and Ticketmaster. The Howard Bison meet the Morehouse Maroon Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 7 at RFK Stadium at 3:30 p.m.Early Bird Special: Lower bowl tickets are $20, plus applicable fees, from May 3-31 (while supplies last). All lower bowl tickets are $25 and mezzanine tickets are $50, plus fees. Group sales for 50 or more begin June 1.
The Cramton Auditorium box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 2455 Sixth Street, NW. For more information, call 202-806-7194. When purchasing through Ticketmaster, members of the Howard community are encouraged to use the special code “HBISON” to support Howard. The special code should be used when purchasing tickets on the phone, online, and at Ticketmaster locations.
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Marriott will once again serve as the “Official Lodging Partner” for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®, resuming a successful partnership that offers Classic attendees discounted hotel room rates for an impressive portfolio of properties around the city. The JW Marriott Washington, DC is the headquarters hotel, and will serve as the hub for AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® activity during the weekend. Other participating properties include the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Renaissance Washington, DC, Courtyard US Capitol, Courtyard Embassy Row and The Mayflower Renaissance. Hotels can be booked by visiting www.nationsfootballclassic.com. All hotels are discounted an additional $10 through June 30.
In addition to the football game, there are several free events that will be held throughout the weekend including the AT&T Kickoff Rally, Pepsi® Fan Festival, Presidential Symposium, Morehouse vs. Howard Student Debate, Chapel Service and Alumni Mixer.
For more information on the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®, please visit www.nationsfootballclassic.com.
About the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®
The AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. Tickets for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Seats are priced at $25 and $50.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.
ABOUT HOWARDFounded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.