Michigan State’s appearance in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic will take place at a different location.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, but has been relocated to the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu. The move is being made to provide basketball fans of both the military and the community an opportunity to see the games up close.
“ESPN is honored to continue the tradition of the Armed Forces Classic,” said Clint Overby, vice president, ESPN Events. “We celebrate the men and women of the Navy in Hawaii as well as those who serve around the world. We are excited to stage the event in conjunction with the leadership at Pearl Harbor and feel that the basketball venue at the Stan Sheriff Center provides a great backdrop for these great teams.”
The Armed Forces Classic will be held on Veterans Day – just under a month from the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor – and will feature Michigan State taking on Arizona at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Kansas vs. Indiana at 9 p.m.
Both games will be on ESPN.