September 27, 2023

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Gillette Stadium will host Army-Navy football game in 2023

FOXBORO — A person of the most historic rivalries in football is coming to Gillette Stadium. The house of the New England Patriots will perform host to the Military-Navy game in 2023, it was announced Wednesday.

The 3rd time was the attraction for Kraft Sports and Enjoyment Group, which experienced set in two earlier bids to host the matchup. The Army-Navy showdown at Gillette is scheduled to choose position on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.

“In New England, we worth history, honor tradition, and celebrate athletics rivalries,” explained Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “That’s why we are so thrilled for the opportunity to host America’s Game at Gillette Stadium in 2023. There is no greater, much more historic sporting activities rivalry than the Army Navy Game. It’s a nationally-televised, signature sport that we have all developed up watching. It will be our privilege and honor to welcome the Army and Navy groups, their people and all the patriots who each year show up at the activity. I want to thank the New England Military Navy Committee and all who partnered with us in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for their commitment and passionate guidance in their mission to carry America’s Match to New England.” ¬†

The Military-Navy rivalry goes all the way again to 1890, when the two educational institutions to start with performed. They have achieved yearly since 1930, with Navy main the all-time series 62-53-7. The Midshipmen have won two of the past 3 conferences, and 16 of the earlier 20 matchups with their rival.

The Patriots have some quite deep connections to the Naval Academy, commencing with head coach Bill Belichick. His father, Steve, was a scout and assistant coach at Navy for in excess of 30 years. In 2020, Belichick been given the important to the Metropolis of Annapolis for the duration of an Army-Navy lacrosse video game.

Patriots longsnapper Joe Cardona is also a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, and has facilitated additional than a dozen re-enlistment and retirement ceremonies at Gillette Stadium for fellow navy members. Past year’s Army-Navy video game fell throughout New England’s bye week, which authorized Cardona to go to “America’s Sport” for the first time due to the fact he graduated from the Naval Academy in 2015.