1926 (Chicago) – Army-Navy game heading to New England for 1st time Previous times when the game was played outside the mid-Atlantic were 1926 (Chicago) and 1983 (Pasadena, California).
“We’re excited to announce the next five-year cycle for America’s game,” Army athletic director Mike Buddie said in a statement. Said. “The Army-Navy game is a great showcase for both service academies. We look forward to the spectacle and tradition that will be on display for fans in these cities while providing an opportunity to support Cadets and Ensigns.”
The Army-Navy game will be played for the first time in New England, service academies announced Wednesday that they have announced five cities that will host the game over the next five years.
Next year’s game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots.
The 2024 game will be at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, followed by M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in 2025, Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2026, and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in 2027.
The traditional home of the game, Philly, has hosted 90 times and was previously announced as the host on December 10 this year.
“We look forward to the spectacle and tradition that will be on display for fans in these cities while also providing an opportunity to support Cadets and Ensigns,” Army athletic director Mike Buddie said in a statement. Said. “We received a lot of attention from many regions and we thank the cities that participated in the bid selection process. We look forward to seeing this game play out in incredible venues in major cities.”
Next year’s game outside Boston will be played in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 225th anniversary of the USS Constitution’s maiden voyage.
The Army-Navy match is about to return in different cities like never before, as the five competitive matches from 2023 to 2027 will be played in five different stadiums, the Academies announced on Wednesday. These five sites are:
- 2023: Gillette Stadium (Foxboro, Mass.)
- 2024: FedEx Site (Landover, Md.)
- 2025: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Md.)
- 2026: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
- 2027: Lincoln Financial District (Philadelphia)
The December 9, 2023 game will be the first play of historic competition in Massachusetts. It will be hosted in the Boston area in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The 12 December 2026 game at East Rutherford will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“Our destinations over the next five years offer academies the opportunity to share the economic impact, history and tradition of the Army-Navy with a range of communities across diverse geographic regions,” Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said in a news release. Said.
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“We look forward to hosting one of our nation’s most exciting sports competitions and using this experience to honor the more than 350,000 soldiers and veterans living in the region, here in the Sports Capital,” said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. “See you in DC in 2024 for a week of football, fun, and tradition – all until the 125th Army-Navy game.”
The nation’s capital will host a host of events leading up to the competition, including a gala, an Army-Navy block party on the Dock, and more. Event DC Board of Directors Max Brown noted that hosting the event typically generates around $30 million in revenue.