The 121st Army-Navy football game, which was originally supposed to be played in Philadelphia in December, will now take place at Michie Stadium at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. It’s the first time an Army-Navy football game has been played at a home stadium since World War II when the Naval Academy hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game.
But even though the location change is historic, very few people will be able to see it in person.
So while most fans will see the game from a TV screen, it’s still a sight that hasn’t been seen in nearly 80 years.
Why did the football game move to West Point?
“The health and welfare of the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen is the number one priority,” said Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the superintendent of West Point. “Hosting the Army-Navy Game on West Point will be the safest way for the Cadets and Midshipmen to experience the game.”
Since the Army Black Knights are the home team, the game was relocated to West Point. If the Navy had been the home team, then the game would have been moved to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.