Army-Navy games head back to Philadel­phia

Bal­ti­more left out for next 5 years; N.J. gets game in ’21

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS - By Bill Wag­ner

Philadel­phia will host four of the next five Army-Navy games, the two ser­vice academies an­nounced in a joint state­ment Tues­day morn­ing.

Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field, home of the Philadel­phia Ea­gles, will host the clas­sic foot­ball ri­valry in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

“The le­gacy of the City of Broth­erly Love and the home of Army-Navy con­tin­ues to be the bench­mark for host­ing Amer­ica's game,” said Chet Glad­chuk, Naval Academy ath­letic di­rec­tor. “This tra­di­tion in Philly is so well re­ceived and em­braced by the city and com­mu­nity that it re­mains a high­light of the sea­son for the teams, alumni and fans.”

Philadel­phia has hosted 86 of the 117 Army-Navy games and will make it 87 on Dec. 9 when it plays host to the Mids and Black Knights at 3 p.m. on CBS Sports. Navy leads the all-time se­ries, 60-50-7, but lost last year.

“Philadel­phia is syn­ony­mous with the Army-Navy game, so it is fit­ting that we are play­ing at Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field for four of the next five matchups,” Army West Point Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Eu­gene “Boo” Cor­ri­gan said. “I want to thank the Philadel­phia Ea­gles and PHL Sports. We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the re­la­tion-

KEN­NETH K. LAM/BAL­TI­MORE SUN

Cor­ner­back Mar­lon Humphrey is part of a promis­ing 2017 draft class for the Ravens. He was the team’s top draft pick this year out of Alabama.

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