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Midshipmen and cadets participate in the long-standing tradition, the “Prisoner Exchange,” in which cadets and midshipmen who have spent the previous semester at the opposite academy meet at midfield and are “returned” to their respective academies during the Army-Navy football game held at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2021. Army-Navy football games will tour the Northeast over the next five years, the two institutions announced Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Midshipmen and cadets participate in the long-standing tradition, the “Prisoner Exchange,” in which cadets and midshipmen who have spent the previous semester at the opposite academy meet at midfield and are “returned” to their respective academies during the Army-Navy football game held at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2021. Army-Navy football games will tour the Northeast over the next five years, the two institutions announced Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (Diana Quinlan/U.S. Navy)

Army-Navy football games will tour the Northeast over the next five years, the two institutions announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Games are scheduled through 2027 with stops in or near Boston; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; New York; and Philadelphia.

“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 statement.

Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots will play host on Dec. 9, 2023. This will be the first time the game is played in that region and will coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

FedEx Field in Landover, Md., is up next on Dec. 14, 2024, for the 125th playing of the game.

The Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium will host Dec. 13, 2025, as Baltimore holds the game for the seventh time - the first since 2016.

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the home field for the New York Jets and Giants, will be the site on Dec. 12, 2026, as New York marks the 25th anniversary of 9/11

The five-year rotation concludes at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 11, 2027. The Eagles’ home is this season’s site for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Dec. 10.

The Midshipmen lead the all-time series 62-53-7.

“We had great interest from many regions and thank the cities who participated in the bid selection process,” Army athletic director Mike Buddie said in a statement. “We cannot wait to have this game played at some incredible venues in great cities.”


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