Army v Navy Tickets
Teams: Army Black Knights of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and Navy Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
First Contest: 1890
Head Coaches: Jeff Monken - Army, Ken Niumatalolo - Navy
Longest Winning Streak: Navy, 14 games 2002-2015
Army vs. Navy Tickets
For both Army and Navy, a season is considered to be a failure even if either team has only one loss so long as the one loss is to the rival team. Each team aims its entire season toward the one time in December when the two teams square off against each other in a game that is rich with tradition and patriotism. It is not uncommon to see the president of the United States at the game given the magnitude of the contest. The Army-Navy game is about more than just winning at football. It is about service and country, involving two teams that happen to play football. For fans who cannot get enough football and do not want the season to end, the Army-Navy game is the last game of the season before the bowl games start. This game usually determines which team will take home the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the season. Pick up your Army vs. Navy tickets at StubHub today!
Where is the Army vs. Navy game held?
The game is almost always held at a stadium on the East Coast, generally one located between the two academies. Throughout its history, the event has been held most often in Philadelphia, Pa. It has also been held in Baltimore, Md.; East Rutherford, N.J.; and a few other cities. In 1983, the schools broke with tradition, and the game was hosted at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The 2020 game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
What is the style of play in the Army vs. Navy game?
Both teams feature the flexbone offense because neither team has offensive linemen big enough to grind it out in the trenches, due to height and weight limits for cadets and midshipmen. This means that the teams will feature a variety of running plays and will keep the clock moving. The thing that you will not see when the service academies play is a vertical passing game, as both teams are about as run-heavy as an offense can get.
Which team has the longer winning streak in Army vs. Navy games?
Recently, the series has been virtually owned by Navy. Ever since Ken Niumatalolo took over in Annapolis, the Midshipmen have won more games than the Black Knights. In fact, Navy owned a 14-game winning streak in this series before it was snapped by a resurgent Army squad in 2016. Navy's recent dominance was necessary to overcome the large advantage that Army had built up in wins in this series.
Who are some notable players in the Army vs. Navy rivalry?
For Navy, performance in this annual game has been all about its quarterback play. Roger Staubach led the Midshipmen to victory in this series in 1963 in a game that was delayed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Recently, Ricky Dobbs was a legendary Navy quarterback who keyed his team's victories. Pete Dawkins was a legendary halfback for Army who later became a business leader and ran for the United States Senate from New Jersey.
What are some traditions from the Army vs. Navy game?
Each team brings its mascot to the game. For Navy, the animal of choice is a goat. In order to counteract Navy's goat, Army brings a mule to the game. Every fan watching the game cannot help but get emotional when spectators stand together after the game and sing the alma maters of both schools. It is a living demonstration of the fact that, even though the two schools are rivals on the football field, they serve the same country. The game is a show of solidarity above all else.
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