AU Athletics Offering Free Admission to Military & Veteran Community

Military band playing national anthem at Men's Basketball game.

WASHINGTON – American University Athletics has announced a new ticket initative that offers Veterans, active duty military, and retired military personnel free admission to all home contests, including the upcoming men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and wrestling seasons in Bender Arena.

With a valid Military ID or Veteran identification (Ex. VA ID), fans will receive free admission to support and cheer on the AU Eagles to victory. For men’s basketball games, reserved seating will be available in courtside and endzone sections. Women’s basketball and wrestling are general admission.

American University Athletics also continues its proud partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, inviting wounded servicemen and servicewomen to be honorary guests and enjoy AU Athletics events with their families.

“Honoring the service of our military neighbors is extremely important to us and we hope many will take the opportunity to come cheer on our teams” stated Dr. Billy Walker, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret).

 The Eagles will host a number of Military Appreciation events again this season:

            Saturday, Dec. 2 – Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, 2 p.m.

            Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 – Men’s Basketball vs. Army West Point, 7 p.m.

            Friday, Jan. 19 – Wrestling vs. Navy, 7 p.m.

            Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Men’s Basketball vs. Navy, 7 p.m.

            Saturday, Feb. 11 – Women’s Basketball vs. Army West Point, 2 p.m.

 For more information, contact Benjamin Zenker, Assistant Director of Ticket Sales and Marketing at 202-885-TIXX or via email at

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