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Army and Navy Set to Battle on the Field in Washington DC

December 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM | by | ()

They’re all part of one big happy family that is the US Military, but when it comes to football, members of the Army and Navy are far from friends. For the like one millionth time—actually it’s the 112th meeting—the two military academies are set to meet for a little game of football on December 10, just outside Washington DC.

The game has a long history of being played in Philadelphia, but this year a change of venue brings the teams—and the fans—to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. That won’t stop military men and women from making the road trip out to the DC suburbs to cheer for their respective branch of the Armed Services.

Even though the game is pretty darn popular and historic there are still some seats available—even some really good ones. If you’re looking to spend your Christmas budget there are still “Dream Seats” available in the lower corner of the field, but these will set you back roughly $200 a piece before the taxes and fees—thanks again Ticketmaster. For those looking to celebrate the game in the parking lot, there’s cheap seats available starting around $30 and $45, and they head north from there.

If you’re in town for the game there’s even more stuff to do than just the main even on Saturday afternoon. In the days leading up to the game the Army and the Navy will participate in a series of competitions—Patriot Games—in and around town. There’ll also be a Pep Rally prior to the big game, as well as the tradition of both the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets marching into the stadium prior to kickoff. Sure it’s not quite the Super Bowl, but at least during this game you’ll be able to cheer on some true heroes.

[Photo: The US Army]

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