The Epic Army-Navy Game Returns To Lincoln Financial Field This Saturday, December 9

The big game is back in Philadelphia this weekend for the 87th time in its 118-year history...

Are you ready for another match up between two of the most fierce rivals in all of sports?

After a one-year hiatus, the Army-Navy Game is back in Philadelphia this Saturday, December 9 at Lincoln Financial Field.


  • The Army-Navy Game returns on Saturday, December 9.
  • Tickets to the main event are $95 and available online
  • Beyond the 2017 event, the football game will return to the Linc in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022.
Army-Navy Game in South Philadelphia
(Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB)
One of the nation’s oldest sports rivalries continues with the Army-Navy Game this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

What is the Army-Navy Game?

Taking place in Philadelphia for the 87th time in its storied 118-year history, the Army-Navy game is a hard-hitting, highly anticipated annual sporting event.

Cadets, midshipmen, current service members, veterans and fans gather to cheer on the United States Military Academy as they take on the United States Naval Academy on the football field.

Tickets and More

Tickets and VIP hospitality packages — as well as information on parking, hotels, special events and more — are available here.

Though the big game is the main event, attendees won’t want to miss out on the many special events and competitions taking place over the weekend, many of which are free and open to the public.

The Patriot Games find Cadets and Midshipmen competing in a number of events — including the Rocky Relay, Pull-Up Challenge, Tug of War and Stadium Obstacle Relay — over two days.

Also on tap: the Army-Navy Pep Rally at the Shops at Liberty Place on Friday, December 8. Plus, ESPN will be hosting College GameDay in Philadelphia this week.

Army-Navy Gae in South Philadelphia
(Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB)
The Army-Navy Game has traditionally taken place in Philadelphia due to the city’s neutral ground and central location between the two schools.

In short, it’s going to be an epic sports weekend here in Philadelphia (and there will continue to be epic Army-Navy weekends in Philly almost every December through 2022!).

Getting There and Staying Over

Lincoln Financial Field is located in South Philadelphia and is accessible by SEPTA, Philadelphia’s public transportation system. From Center City, fans can take the Broad Street Line to AT&T Station. The stadium is a short walk from there.

There is also ample, paid parking available at the stadium if traveling to the game by car.

The weekend of the Army-Navy Game is one of the busiest times of year for Philly’s hotels. Want to make a reservation? Do it fast, and consider booking the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which comes with $235 in free perks, including free hotel parking, free tickets to Terracotta Warriors at The Franklin Institute, free ice skating and admission at RiverRink Winterfest and a $25 Garces gift card.

Go Army! Go Navy!

118th Annual Army-Navy Game

When:Saturday, December 9, 3 p.m.
Where:Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way



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