rainn.png
Wednesday October 16th, 2019 7:59AM

Army-Navy to play in NJ in 2021; Philadelphia 4 more times

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

With a chance to try something different, Army and Navy instead chose to stick with tradition.

The annual Army-Navy football game will be played in Philadelphia four times from 2018-2022, returning to its most frequent host city.

Military academy officials and Army-Navy game sponsor USAA announced Tuesday at Philadelphia's City Hall that Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Eagles, will be the site of the 2018, '19, '20 and '22 games. Later in the day, they announced at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, that the 2021 game will be played at the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

Army-Navy already is scheduled this season for Philadelphia, where the rivals have met 86 times, including the first meeting at Penn's Franklin Field in 1899. The game usually draws a sellout crowd, and city organizers estimate an economic impact of more than $30 million.

"As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, I have fond memories of the Army-Navy Game, including my time spent in Philadelphia on those cold fall Saturdays," said retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral John Bird, USAA senior vice president for military affairs. "The importance of this game is instilled in each new cadet and midshipmen from their first day at the academy."

The 2021 Army-Navy game will be the fifth played in East Rutherford, which is about 10 miles west of the World Trade Center site.

"It is fitting that we play this game following the 20th remembrance of Sept. 11 as we will honor those we lost that tragic day and show that we are unified as a nation," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said. "The interest level in the game and our future sites was extremely high with first-class bids coming from some of the nation's best cities, which made for extensive discussions and a difficult decision for those involved."

Yankee Stadium in New York and Fenway Park in Boston were among the other sites bidding to host future Army-Navy games. Also in the mix were M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The old Yankee Stadium was the site of Army-Navy in 1930 and '31, and the Polo Grounds hosted the game 11 times before that. Since then, the closest it has been to New York City is East Rutherford. Army-Navy has never been played in Massachusetts. Baltimore has been the site of six Army-Navy games, including last season.

"As we made the comparison between various cities, there was no question that Philadelphia is the benchmark," Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. "We always come back to our roots."

This year's Army-Navy game will mark the 11th time Lincoln Financial Field has hosted.

Army snapped a 14-game Navy winning streak in the series last season with a 21-17 victory.

___

Associated Press Writer Errin Haines Whack in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

___

More college football coverage at http://collegefootball.ap.org and www.Twitter.com/AP_Top25

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Football, College Sports, AP Sports - College Football, AP Sports - NFL
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Spain suspects bought weapons after first attack
Court documents show that members of a Spanish extremist cell bought knives and an ax between the first and second fatal attacks in the country's Catalonia region last week
5:06PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally
President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona
5:02PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens
Transit officials say a commuter train crashed into a parked and unoccupied train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator
4:50PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Beckham, Marshall being listed as day to day by Giants
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is being listed as day to day with a sprained left ankle
4:25PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Double shot: Indians place Miller, Salazar on disabled list
Indians place All-Star Miller, Salazar on the disabled list.
3:56PM ( 1 hour ago )
Rose Bowl stars Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley highlight the first Associated Press preseason All-America team
3:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Browns players kneel in prayer during national anthem
Several Browns players kneel and pray in protest during national anthem
1:26AM ( 15 hours ago )
Beckham Jr. dodges serious injury in Giants' loss to Browns
Giants' Beckham injures leg on hard hit in 10-6 loss to Browns.
12:23AM ( 16 hours ago )
Beckham Jr. injured in Giants' 10-6 loss to Browns
Giants' Beckham injures leg on hard hit in 10-6 loss to Browns.
11:16PM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Online Football
Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse
Baseball fans in more than half a dozen cities will catch the solar eclipse at the ballpark as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties
6:49PM ( 22 hours ago )
Strong welcomes high expectations for No. 19 South Florida
Twenty years after launching its football program from scratch, South Florida could be on verge of realizing its potential
5:45PM ( 23 hours ago )
Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and third time in five years
1:00PM ( 1 day ago )
College Sports
Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape
A former Vanderbilt University football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student
3:29PM ( 4 days ago )
Can JT Barrett pass better for Ohio State in 2017?
The overarching question at Ohio State's training camp is whether quarterback J.T. Barrett has the ability to become a better passer.
10:59AM ( 4 days ago )
K-State hopes returning secondary can hold up in Big 12
Kansas State looks to improved secondary for success in pass-happy Big 12
3:28PM ( 5 days ago )
AP Sports - College Football
AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension
Person with knowledge of negotiations tells AP: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year extension
5:29PM ( 23 hours ago )
AP Source: Trevor Siemian wins Broncos quarterback job again
For the second straight summer, Trevor Siemian has won the Denver Broncos quarterback job
2:44PM ( 1 day ago )
Boldin abruptly retires 2 weeks after signing with Bills
Receiver Anquan Boldin abruptly announces his retirement to focus on his humanitarian work just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills
11:44PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - NFL
The Latest: Spain suspects bought weapons after first attack
Court documents show that members of a Spanish extremist cell bought knives and an ax between the first and second fatal attacks in the country's Catalonia region last week
5:06PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally
President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona
5:02PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens
Transit officials say a commuter train crashed into a parked and unoccupied train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator
4:50PM ( 26 minutes ago )
The Latest: Slain driver's family hopes for quick decision
A lawyer says the family of an unarmed black driver who was fatally shot by Indianapolis police officers hopes the appointment of a special prosecutor will lead to a decision soon on whether those officers will face charges
4:49PM ( 27 minutes ago )
White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son
The White House is appealing to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump's young son, Barron
4:45PM ( 30 minutes ago )