The Army-Navy football game will be played in five different cities over the next five years, it was announced Wednesday by Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie.
The 2023 game will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, before heading to Landover, Maryland, in 2024. The game will stay in the Northeast for the three following years as well with Baltimore in 2025, East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2026 and Philadelphia in 2027.
“Extraordinary efforts put forth throughout the bidding process made evaluations and final city selections highly competitive,” said Gladchuk. “Proposals brought forward included local, city and state dignitaries to ensure the most comprehensive presentation could be made to the selection committee. The promotional partnership we share with USAA clearly reinforced the enthusiastic interest in hosting the Army-Navy game by many of our nation’s greatest cities. 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 2023 game in the Boston region will be timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 225th anniversary of the USS Constitution’s maiden voyage. This will be the first time the Army-Navy game has been played in the New England region. The 2024 game, the 125th in the series, will return to Washington for the second time, the previous visit coming in 2011 with a 27-21 Navy win.
The other three sites are familiar to the contest. The 2025 game in Baltimore will be the seventh visit for the matchup with the teams splitting the first six games, the most recent one in 2016. East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host its sixth Army-Navy game in 2026 after Navy won last year’s game at MetLife Stadium. Philadelphia will host the annual Army-Navy game for the 91st time in 2027 and is already scheduled to host the 2022 game on December 10. Navy leads the all-time series 45-40-4 in games played in Philadelphia.
“We are excited to announce the next five-year cycle for America’s Game,” said Buddie. “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.”