Alameda, CA, USA (December 5, 2008) /PRWEB/ — Nothing says rivalry like the annual Army-Navy Game, and this year fans can cheer their teams to victory during a special broadcast of the 113th gridiron match onboard the USS Hornet.
The game takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 with kickoff at noon, but fans can arrive at 10 a.m. and claim their viewing spot. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from Schubros Brewery. Fans will be able to watch the game on a super large screen.
Tickets to the viewing party are included in the price of admission to the USS Hornet. Admission is: $16 for adults; $13 for military personnel, students and seniors $7 for youth ages 5-17; children under 5 are free with paying adults. The USS Hornet is located at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda. Ample free parking is available across from the pier.
This year, Navy looks to expand on its unprecedented 10-year winning streak, while Army looks to break the decade-long slump. The first Army-Navy game was played in 1890 at West Point.
This special event is sponsored by San Ramon-based Schubros Brewery and DaVinci Fusion, a San Francisco production agency.
“We are extremely pleased to host this special viewing of the Army-Navy game onboard the Hornet this year,” said Randall Ramian, CEO of the USS Hornet Museum. “Preparing the Hangar Bay for the broadcast is no easy feat, but we are thankful for our partner, Davinci Fusion’s expertise in coordinating the viewing.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to sponsor this event. And then to do it here, onboard the Hornet, is a dream come true” said Ian Schuster, President of Schubros Brewery. “I haven’t been this excited to watch the game since I was a midshipman back at Annapolis.”
Davinci Fusion, the USS Hornet’s official partner for theatrical events, will prepare the Hangar Bay and erect a large screen for the crowd to watch the event live in theater style.
In addition, The USS Hornet Museum invites those to join its Bay Area New Years Eve Gala. From 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 revelers can enjoy live music, a silent auction, cash bars and food concessions, and a midnight countdown with the spectacular view of the Bay Area skyline as a backdrop. Guests will be able to view San Francisco fireworks from the Flight Deck, weather-permitting, at this Bay Area Tourist Destination.
Opening the night’s festivities will be the Swinging Blue Stars performing “A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters.” The rest of the evening will be spent dancing to the sounds of 3 O’Clock Jump, a 17-piece band made up of some of the best swing and jazz musicians from the Bay Area. Their musical style blends the classic Big Band songs of the WWII era with an eclectic mix that includes the Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha and Waltz.
For those needing a refresher, free dance lessons will be provided throughout the evening by Jim Truesdale, a former Fred Astaire instructor.
The silent auction will include hotel packages, gift certificates to Bay Area restaurants, wine, sporting event tickets, museum experiences and fine jewelry. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the USS Hornet Museum. A sampling of the items can be viewed at http://www.uss-hornet.org/calendar/newyear/.
For more information, visit: http://www.uss-hornet.org.
About the USS Hornet Museum:
The USS Hornet Museum, a popular tourist destination for families located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. Ample free parking is available across from the pier. The USS Hornet is also a unique, unforgettable venue available for corporate events; trade shows and expos; private parties and big band dances; and TV and film productions.