FedEx Field to host Army-Navy 2024 game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
One of college football‘s most storied traditions comes to Landover in two years.
On Wednesday, Washington Commanders and Events DC announced that FedEx Field will host the Military Classic on Saturday, December 14, 2024.
“We look forward to hosting one of our nation’s most exciting sports rivalries and using the experience to honor the more than 350,000 service members and veterans who call the region home here in the Sports Capital,” said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We’ll see you in DC in 2024 for a week of football, fun and tradition, all leading up to the 125th Army-Navy game.”
FedEx Field’s hosting of the event in 2024 is part of “America’s Game,” a running tradition of the Army and Navy classic that will be played in five different cities over the next five years, according to the US Naval Academy. Boston/Foxboro will host in 2023, FedEx Field the following year, Baltimore in 2025, New York City/East Rutherford in 2026 and Philadelphia in 2027. All games will be nationally televised by CBS.
“Few events can capture the pageantry, servant leadership and values of our proud military like the Army-Navy game, and we, as commanders in Washington, are especially proud to host and stage a world-class experience for the academies, their players and fans, and our entire sports region,” said Commanders President Jason Wright. “We are also grateful for this opportunity to stand alongside the strong military community and DMV alumni, along with district and Maryland partners, to welcome this legendary rivalry to FedEx Field in 2024.”
FedEx Field first hosted the Army-Navy game in 2011, and so far in the all-time series, the Midshipmen lead the Cadets 62-53-7. The match at Landover in 2024 will be the 125th meeting between the two dating back to 1890.
The nation’s capital will host a series of events leading up to the competition, including a gala, an army-navy block party on the wharf, and more. Event DC board of directors Max Brown noted that hosting the event typically generates around $30 million in revenue.