Home to nine professional sports teams, nearly 100 collegiate institutions and countless additional sports organizations, Philadelphia is a championship city and a metropolis for premier sporting event activity. The region has played host to some of the country’s biggest special events in recent years, including the U.S. Open (golf), X Games, multiple NCAA Championships in basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, ice hockey and soccer, Olympic Trials in table tennis and gymnastics, U.S. Curling and U.S. Open of Squash Championships, a multitude of international football and rugby matches, as well as major international sports conferences and summits, among countless other prestigious special events. Read More
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As announced on August 22, 2017, Philadelphia has been awarded four of the next five opportunities to host the Army-Navy Game. In addition to playing host this year, Lincoln Financial Field will also host the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 games.
Philadelphia is incredibly proud to be the home of America’s Game, just as we have been 86 times since its inception in 1890.
Known as one of the biggest hospitality weekends of the year in Philadelphia, the game generally attracts more than 50,000 fans who generate 30,000 regional hotel room nights and an estimated economic impact of more than $30 million.
We are most grateful to the Service Academies for their partnership, and very proud to be home to America’s Game — it is truly Philadelphia’s honor.
For more information and to access trip planning resources, visit PhillyLovesArmyNavy.com.