The Army-Navy game will be played for the first time in New England, the service academies announced Wednesday as they revealed the 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 take place at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, followed by M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in 2025, the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2026, and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in 2027.
Philly, the traditional home of the game, has hosted 90 times and was already announced as this year’s host on December 10.
“We look forward to the pageantry and tradition being displayed to fans in these cities while providing an opportunity to support cadets and midshipmen,” Army Athletic Director Mike Buddie said in a statement. “We have generated great interest from many regions and thank the cities that participated in the bid selection process. We can’t wait for this game to be played in amazing locations in big cities.
Next year’s game away from 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 only times the game was played outside of the Mid-Atlantic region were in 1926 (Chicago) and 1983 (Pasadena, California).
“In New England, we value history, honor, tradition and celebrate athletic rivalries,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. “That’s why we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to host America’s Game. There is no greater and more historic sporting rivalry than the Army-Navy game.
The Washington area will host for the second time, and Baltimore for the seventh.
New Jersey will host in 2026 as part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11, the 19th time the game will be played in New York or New Jersey.
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