The 2016 Sandhurst Competition is a two-day event scheduled from April 8-9. The best day for spectators to watch the competition at designated sites is Saturday, April 9. The Information Center opens at 6 a.m. at Eisenhower Hall Ballroom to receive a Spectator Handbook.
The Sandhurst Competition is structured differently each year and is developed to test a team’s ability to perform specified tasks that are both mentally and physically challenging. Each event offers the opportunity for each team to showcase their military skills and illustrate leadership.
Access: Proper identification for those 16 and older will be required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search. Vehicle access on April 8 at Thayer or Stony Gates; access on April 9 is at the Thayer Gate. Visitors must be in possession of their ID while on academy grounds.
Arrival: All guests/spectators should visit the Information Center, Eisenhower Hall Ballroom, 4th floor, beginning at 6 a.m. to obtain competition details and a Spectator Handbook, which will provide the designated locations you may observe the teams during the event. Spectators are not permitted to follow teams along the competition route.
Access to Central Area: No unauthorized/civilian personnel will be permitted into the Cadet Central Area on either day.
Parking: Parking at West Point is limited. Parking alongside any highway is prohibited unless it is controlled by the Military Police. The competition areas will be monitored for the safety of our competitors so please use caution while driving on the military installation and note the 25 mph speed limit, traffic signs and parking restrictions before departing your vehicle. Authorized parking areas include:
Along Thayer Road
Areas around Eisenhower Hall
Refreshments: Riverside Café, Eisenhower Hall, will be open from 11a.m.-4 p.m. Other locations within driving distance on the installation include Subway, Burger King and Taco Bell.
Restroom facilities: Eisenhower Hall has excellent accommodations and there will be portable facilities available at each of the event sites.