Army-Navy game to be played in five different cities

The prestigious Army-Navy game will be played in five different East Coast locations from 2023-27, the two military academies announced Wednesday.

The 2023 game will be played in Foxborough, Mass., and the 2024 contest will be held in Landover, Md. Baltimore will be the site in 2025, followed by East Rutherford, N.J., in 2026 and Philadelphia in 2027.

“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,” Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said in a news release. “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.”

Army athletic director Mike Buddie issued similar comments about the five games, which will be televised by CBS.

“The Army-Navy game is a great showcase for both service academies,” Buddie said in a news release. “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.”

The Army-Navy game has never previously been held in the Boston area and it will mark just the second contest in the Washington D.C. area. The first was in 2011 when Navy prevailed 27-21.

Baltimore will be host of the game for the seventh time and the Meadowlands in New Jersey will be the site for the sixth time.

Philadelphia is hosting this season’s game. It will be its 90th time as host and the game will be played on Dec. 10. No. 91 will come at the end of the rotation in 2027.

Navy leads the series 62-53-7. Navy won last season’s game 17-13 at East Rutherford, N.J.