The Army-Navy game will be played in five different East Coast cities over the next five years, including stadiums near Boston, Washington, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia, the schools 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. Philadelphia will host on December 11, 2027. All five games will be nationally televised by CBS.
“Our destinations over the next five years provide the Academies with the opportunity to share the economic impact, history and tradition of the Army and Navy with a number of communities in diverse geographies,” said Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk in a statement. “We are confident that each location will provide a unique experience for our fans and will be an incredibly memorable event for our midshipmen and cadets. Our gratitude goes to all the cities that showed interest and our congratulations to the winners of the games.”
The 2023 game will be played in the Boston area on 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 will be played in New England, and the Navy will serve as the home team. The National Capital Region will host the 2024 game, which will also mark the 125th game in the series dubbed “America’s Game.”
It will only be the second time the game has been played in the DC area and the first since 2011 when the Navy won 27-21. 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 being showcased to fans in these cities while providing the opportunity to support cadets and midshipmen. We have generated great interest in many regions and thank the cities that participated. bid selection process. We can’t wait for this match to be played in amazing venues in big cities.”
The game will return to Baltimore in 2025, with Fort McHenry, the site where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the national anthem, serving as the backdrop. It will be the seventh time Baltimore has hosted the game 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 25th anniversary of 9/11. This will be the 19th time the match has been played in New York or New Jersey and the sixth time it has been played at the Meadowlands. Navy is 4-1 against Army in games played at East Rutherford, including a 17-13 win last December. Army will serve as the home team.
Philadelphia, which hosts this year’s game at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field, will host again 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.