Army-Navy games to be played in five different cities along the east coast over the next five years

The Army-Navy game will be played in five different cities along the east coast over the next five years, including stadiums near Boston, Washington, Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia, the schools jointly announced Wednesday.

Foxborough, Massachusetts, will host the 2023 game on December 9, followed by Landover, Maryland, on December 14, 2024. Baltimore will host the December 13, 2025, and East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host the 2026 game 12 December. Philadelphia will host December 11, 2027. All five matches will be broadcast nationally by CBS.

“Our destinations over the next five years provide academies with an opportunity to share the economic impact, history, and tradition of the Army-Navy with a variety of communities in different geographic areas,” Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk said in a statement. “We are confident that each venue will present a unique welcoming experience to our fans and will provide 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 2023 game will be played in the Boston region in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 225th anniversary of the USS Constitution’s maiden voyage. It will be the first time the Army-Navy match is played in New England, and the Navy will serve as the home team. The region of the nation’s capital will host the 2024 game, which will also mark the 125th game in the series called “America’s Game”.

This will be only the second time the match is played in the DC area and the first since 2011, when the Navy won 27-21. The Army will serve as the home team.

“The Army-Navy game is a great showcase for both service academies,” Army Sports Director Mike Buddie said in a statement. “We look forward to spectacular and the tradition will be shown to 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 that participated in the tender selection process. We can not wait. to have this match played in some incredible arenas in big cities. “

The game will return to Baltimore in 2025, with Fort McHenry, the place where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the national anthem, as a backdrop. It will be the seventh time Baltimore is hosting the match and the first since 2016. The teams are 3-3 in Baltimore, and the Navy will serve as the home team.

East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host the 2026 game as part of the 9/11 anniversary. This will be the 19th time the game is played in New York or New Jersey and the sixth time it will be played at Meadowlands. The Navy is 4-1 against the Army in games played at East Rutherford, including a 17-13 victory in December last year. The Army will serve as the home team.

Philadelphia, which hosts this year’s match at. 15:00 on December 10 at Lincoln Financial Field, will host again for the 91st time in 2027. Navy will be home for the 2027 match.

The Navy leads the series 62-53-7 and has won two of the last three.