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 on December 13, 2025, and East Rutherford, New Jersey will host the 2026 game on December 12 . December. Philadelphia will host on December 11, 2027. All five games will be televised nationally by CBS.
“Our destinations over the next five years offer the academies an opportunity to share the economic importance, history and heritage of the Army-Navy with a range of communities in diverse geographical areas,” said Chet Gladchuk, the Navy’s athletic director, in a statement. “We are confident that each location will be a unique guest experience for our fans and a memorable event for our midshipmen and cadets. Our thanks go to all the cities that showed interest and congratulations to the winners of the games. “
The 2023 game will be played in the Boston area in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 225th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the USS Constitution. It will be the first time the Army-Navy game will be played in New England, and Navy will serve as the home team. The nation’s capital region will host the 2024 game, which will also be the 125th game in the series titled America’s Game.
This is only the second time the game has been played in the DC area and the first since 2011 when 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 athletic director Mike Buddie said in a statement. “We look forward to the pageantry and tradition shown to 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 selection process of the applications. We can’t wait to see this game in incredible locations in amazing cities.”
The game will return to Baltimore in 2025, using Fort McHenry, the location where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the national anthem, as the backdrop. It is the seventh time Baltimore has hosted the game and the first since 2016. The teams are tied 3-3 in Baltimore and Navy will serve as the home side.
East Rutherford, New Jersey will host the 2026 game as part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11. It will be the 19th time the game has been played in New York or New Jersey and the sixth time in the Meadowlands. Navy is 4-1 against Army in East Rutherford, including a 17-13 win last December. The Army will serve as the home team.
Philadelphia, which is hosting this year’s game on December 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field, will host the game for the 91st time in 2027. Navy will be the home team for the 2027 game.
Navy leads the series 62-53-7 and has won two of the last three.