Guide to the 2022 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA

November 14, 2022

The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA is one of our country’s greatest traditions and Philadelphia has proudly hosted America’s Game 89 times in its storied history. 

Patriot Games on Friday & Saturday

The competition between Army and Navy begins on Friday and continues on Saturday during the Patriot Games. Cadets and Midshipmen square off in physical and mental challenges, stopping at key landmarks and attractions throughout the city. The team with the most points after the five events wins a trophy that’s presented on the field during game – along with ultimate bragging rights. All Patriot Games are open to the public and free to attend, except for Saturday’s final ticket-holder-only event at Lincoln Financial Field.

Rocky Relay

The Patriot Games begin on Friday, December 9, 2022 with the Rocky Relay up the famous “Rocky Steps,” testing participants’ strength and speed. 

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26thand Ben Franklin Parkway

Patriot Games Rocky Relay. Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

Leadership Reaction Course

The games continue Friday morning with a Leadership Reaction Course, featuring mental and physical obstacles designed to challenge the group’s leadership and teamwork.

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St.

Pull-up Challenge & Pep Rally

Then, both Army and Navy fans pack the rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place for a Pull-Up Challenge and the official Army-Navy Pep Rally, complete with mascots, cheerleaders, and pep bands. 

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th & Chestnut Streets

Patriot Games Pull-Up Challenge. Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

Tug-of-War Challenge

The final challenge on Friday takes the Cadets and Midshipmen to Camden, New Jersey for an epic Tug-of-War beside the historic Battleship USS New Jersey.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: USS New Jersey Battleship, Camden NJ 

Patriot Games Tug-of-War. Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

Stadium Obstacle Relay

The games come to a thrilling end on Saturday, December 10, 2022 with the Stadium Obstacle Relay at Lincoln Financial Field (game ticket required to view).

Time: 1:15 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Financial Field, One Lincoln Financial Field Way 


The 2022 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA

Game Day Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. – Stadium gates open for Pre-Game Entertainment
  • 12:15 p.m.– March On
  • 3:00 p.m. – National Anthem, Flyover & Kick-Off
Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

Tailgate Details

Those looking to stay warm before the game should purchase tickets to the Army-Navy Tailgate inside Citizens Bank Park’s beautiful Hall of Fame Club (public sales only through December 5). Tailgaters can enjoy two hours of all-you-can-eat-and-drink food and beverages, along with family activities such as face painting.

Army-Navy Tailgate. Photo by T. Brown for PHLCVB.

The “March On” Before Kickoff

Not to be missed, the time-honored “March On” features the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets marching into Lincoln Financial Field ahead of kickoff (12:15 p.m.).

Members of Army and Navy teams on the field before the Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field
Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

National Anthem & Flyover

At 3:00 p.m., following a stirring National Anthem, parachute drops into the stadium, and an unforgettable flyover, the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA officially kicks off for the 123rd time. No matter the outcome, both academies honor one another after the game by singing the opposing team’s alma mater to the respective fans – a sign of mutual respect and an ultimate display of sportsmanship.

TIP: Don’t have a ticket to the game but still want to watch among local fans? Head to one of the city’s top sports bars.

Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, 2019. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

Getting to Lincoln Financial Field

To get to Lincoln Financial Field, take SEPTA’s Broad Street line, which  runs through the heart of Philadelphia, ultimately dropping fans at the stadium parking lot. Travelers coming from the suburbs of Philadelphia or New Jersey, can take SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines to Suburban Station and then take the Broad Street line from City Hall to nrg Station. 

One-way fare on the Broad Street line is $2.50 and can be purchased with exact change at the cashier. Quick Trip tickets ($2.50 value) and reloadable SEPTA Key Cards are also available at terminals in each station. Regional Rail fare depends on what station passengers get on at. For more information on fares and routes, visit SEPTA’s website

For those driving to the game, there are plenty of lots in the Sports Complex area of South Philadelphia. Lot K is the closest lot in proximity to Lincoln Financial Field with other lots available in the surrounding area.

For more transportation information, including additional parking around Lincoln Financial Field, please click here.

Getting Around Philadelphia on Game Weekend

Philadelphia’s downtown is incredibly walkable, allowing visitors to explore between parks, restaurants, museums, and more with ease. There are several itineraries to help guide your way through the city, including By-The-Book, Unexpected, and Family-Friendly options. There are also an abundance of holiday attractions to explore.

Army-Navy flags line East Market Street in Philadelphia. Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.

Game Weekend Travel Deals 

To welcome visitors to the city, many local businesses offer discounts and savings. Whether it’s discounted cheesesteaks at Campo’s, lunch deals at McGillin’s, shopping savings at the Fashion District, or a custom fun run throughout the city with SeePhillyRun, Army-Navy attendees are sure to find several deals while in town.

campos cheesesteak
Campo's Cheesesteaks is just one of the many local businesses that offer Army-Navy deals. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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