Over the next five years, the Army-Navy game will be played in five different cities along the East Coast, including stadiums near Boston, Washington, Baltimore, New York City, and Philadelphia, the schools said jointly Wednesday.
On December 9, 2023, Foxborough, Massachusetts, will host the game, followed by Landover, Maryland, on December 14, 2024. The 2025 game will be held in Baltimore, and the 2026 game will be held on December 12 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. On December 11, 2027, Philadelphia will host. CBS will broadcast all five games nationally.
In a statement, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk stated, “Our destinations over the next five years provide the Academies with an opportunity to share the economic impact, history and tradition of Army-Navy with a number of communities in diverse geographic areas.” “We are certain that each location will present a uniquely accommodating experience for our fans and will make for an incredibly memorable event for our midshipmen and cadets. Our gratitude goes out to all the cities that showed interest and congratulations to the recipients of the games.”
The game in 2023 will be held in Boston to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 225th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the USS Constitution. The Army-Navy game will be played for the first time in New England, and Navy will be the home team. The 2024 game will be held in the Washington, D.C., region, and will be the 125th game in the “America’s Game” series.
The game will be played for only the second time in the D.C. region, and the first since Navy defeated Army 27-21 in 2011. The home team will be the Army.
In a statement, Army sports director Mike Buddie stated, “The Army-Navy game is a great showcase for both service academies.” “We are looking forward to the pageantry and tradition to be on display for the fans in these cities while providing an opportunity to support the Cadets and Midshipmen. We had great interest from many regions and thank the cities who participated in the bid selection process. We cannot wait to have this game played at some incredible venues in great cities.”
The game will return to Baltimore in 2025, with Fort McHenry as the backdrop, where Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem’s lyrics. Baltimore will host the game for the seventh time, and the first time since 2016. The teams are 3-3 in Baltimore, with Navy hosting the game.
As part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11, the game will be held in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2026. The game will be played for the 19th time in New York or New Jersey, and the sixth time at the Meadowlands. Navy has a 4-1 record over Army at East Rutherford, including a 17-13 victory last December. The home team will be the Army.
The game will be held for the 91st time in 2027 in Philadelphia, which will host the game at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field. The game in 2027 will be hosted by Navy.
Navy is 62-53-7 in the series and has won two of the last three games.
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