The 2022 Army-Navy Game: A Classic American Tradition
The Army-Navy Game is one of the most iconic annual matchups in American sports. Here’s everything you need to know about the iconic rivalry’s next rendition:
When Is It Happening?
The 2022 Army-Navy Game will be played December 10th. The game is always played in the first weekend in December, depending on the two teams’ schedules for the season.
Where Is It Happening?
This years’ game will be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Lincoln Financial Field. By tradition, the location of each game alternates between venues in Philadelphia and venues in either Annapolis, Maryland (the home of the Navy) or West Point, New York (the home of the Army). This year, the classic rivalry will just be two hours away from West Point at America’s birthplace.
What’s the History?
The Army-Navy rivalry is one of the longest-running intercollegiate rivalries in college football. The teams first clashed in 1890 at West Point and the first contest in Philadelphia dates back to 1899. In all, the Army-Navy rivalry has been held annually since 1930, with most of the games having been closely fought: The Navy have won the last thrre contests and have the overall lead in the series, with a total of 61 wins to the Army’s 50.
The Impact of the Game Today
The Army-Navy rivalry has had a large impact on popular culture since its inception. During the game, an elegantly choreographed pregame reunion ceremony is held and related to both service branches. This event has been attended by all United States President since Theodore Roosevelt.
This year’s game has even bigger implications. In 2022, the Army-Navy game will be the anniversary game for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The teams plan to pay tribute to the heroes of that day and honor the men and women of America’s Armed Forces during the game. Football fans nation wide are sure to tune in, come December.
The Army-Navy rivalry is one of the greatest athletic events in American history. With the 2022 game being the anniversary game for the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the stakes have never been higher. Be sure to tune in December 10th, 2022 and show your support for the heroes of America’s Armed Services. Go Navy!