Future Army-Navy Game Locations
Harry Truman at Army-Navy (AP/File)
Harry Truman at Army-Navy (AP/File)

Posted Jul 21, 2008


Word out of the Lonestar State is that reps from the Cotton Bowl and Dallas Cowboys have shown interest in bidding to host the Army-Navy game. The bidding process among cities vying for future Army-Navy games will begin later this summer. Good for the Cotton Bowl getting in the mix. Texas would be a great site for Army-Navy, considering both academies recruit heavy in the state.

The Army-Navy Classic has primarily been played in Philadelphia during the 118-year history of the game.

Because of that history, Philly should always host the game often. Still, it would be cool for some other venues to host the annual event. Armysports.com lists some good ones.

Yankee Stadium, New York: The House That Ruth Built is closing after this season. But the cathedral in the Bronx will move across the street. What a great place to play Army-Navy. The rivals actually met at Yankee Stadium in 1930-31. Army won both games 17-7 and 6-0.

The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.: This would mark Army-Navy's first game against each other on the West Coast.

But what a place to start a tradition. The Rose Bowl is one of the greatest venues in all of sports. Capacity is over 90,000 and has hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics, BCS championship game and World Cup. Traveling that far could be difficult financially for both academies.

Soldier Field, Chicago: This is a classic stadium and a great fit for a classic rivalry. The only problem is that capacity is just over 61,000. Army and Navy played to a 21-21 tie the only time they played at Soldier in 1926.

Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: Army-Navy has never played in a dome, but maybe one day it will happen. An Army-Navy game would help the city's economy, which is still trying to get back going, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego: Navy would probably love to see this happen. Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the U.S. Navy on the west coast. It's the principal home port of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 50 ships and an additional 50 tenant commands. The total on base population is 35,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilians.

The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, N.J.: Another great place to hold the game and a natural fit because of the location. The Meadowlands has hosted the game four times (1989, 1993, 1997 and 2002). Navy is 3-1 at the venue.

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.: This was once known as PSINet Stadium, where the 2001 game was held. It was played last year in Baltimore at M&T. Army-Navy will likely always play at least every five years in Baltimore and the city could be a major player to grab Army-Navy for a long stretch.

FedExField, Landover, Md: The home of the Washington Redskins is a natural being right near the nation's capital. Capacity is over 91,000.


Related Stories
Navy vs. Towson: Swezey's take
 -by GoMids.com  Jul 18, 2008
Army Preview 2008: Defensive Line
 -by ArmySports.com  Jul 22, 2008
Blog … Keeping the “Inc.” Out of Army-Navy
 -by CollegeFootballNews.com  Jul 23, 2008

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ArmySports.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Army
Football > Navy
[View My HotList]