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Your Philly Guide to Army and Navy Games

It’s no secret that Philadephia loves its sports teams. Now that fall is in full swing, sports are at the center of this city’s entertainment. This year, two of the nation’s service organizations are coming to Philly — not once, but twice. Here’s a guide on how to show your patriotism and sportsmanship at Army and Navy games.

Soccer

Navy Midshipmen vs. Army West Point
Sunday, October 15th, 2 p.m.
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA

 

Game Time!

Over the five years that the cup has been in Philly, the match’s attendance has increased by tenfold. From 3,700 supporters in the crowd in 2012 to more than 30,000 fans in the stadium in the past three years, it’s proof that this atmosphere is unbeatable… and is only growing.

Currently, the series is deadlocked with each side holding a 2-2-1 record since the games began. Come witness to see who will take the lead! For tickets, visit Talen Energy Stadium’s website.

How to Get There

While driving is your best bet, if you need to take public transportation, use SEPTA’s regional rail towards Newark/Wilmington. Get off at Chester Transportation station and take a shuttle that runs every 20 minutes to the stadium.

Stadium Rules

If you’re unfamiliar with Talen Energy Stadium, the rules are pretty straight forward. No bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6” are allowed, as well as food, beverage, strollers, umbrellas, or video cameras.

Football

Temple Owls vs. Army Black Knights
Saturday, October 21, 3 p.m.
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

 

If you’re a fan of Philly sports team and the Army, you’ll have to pick a side for this game. While it’s not in Philadelphia, hometown boys at Temple University will be traveling to West Point to represent our city.

For tickets, visit Army West Point’s website.

Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen
Saturday, December 9, 3 p.m.
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

 

Patriot Games & Pre-Game Events

Get hype for the big game on Saturday by coming out to see the teams compete in the Patriot Games. Presented by USAA, the 14th annual competition occurs over two exciting days before the big game. Events will take place all over the City of Brotherly Love, and most are free and open to the public to cheer on their team. It all begins Friday, December 8 at 8:30 a.m. on the Art Museum Steps with a Rocky Relay. Then, on Saturday, it’s time to tailgate! For the best pre-game festivities, see our guide to the ultimate tailgate tips.

Game Time!

ESPN College GameDay will be live in Philadelphia to make their predictions of who will become victorious of the 118th rivalry game. The Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets will start the procession in Lincoln Financial Field with their longtime tradition. Kick-off between the patriotic teams is at 3 p.m. Don’t miss a beat at home by tuning into CBS or CBS Sports Radio/WIP 94.1 FM.

How to Get There

With costly parking and traffic congestions, Lincoln Financial Field visitors have plenty of alternatives to driving. Take the eco-friendly and cost-effective Broad Street Line subway to the last stop at the stadiums. If you are planning on driving, there’s plenty of parking at any stadium lots plus the Jetro Parking. If you are lucky (and early), you might find cheaper parking at the smaller parking lots.

Stadium Rules

Remember, Lincoln Financial Field security has increased significantly. There is no re-entry, no cameras, no smoking, and a strict bag policy. The only bags allowed need to be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed than 12”x6”x12”. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag-Ziploc bag or smaller is allowed.

 

For more city-wide information on this game, visit its PHLCVB official website.

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For updates on Army sports, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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