Philadelphia to host four of next five Army-Navy games

Noah Copeland #34 of the Navy Midshipmen runs for a touchdown in the second quarter during a game against the Army Black Knights on December 14, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Philadelphia will host four of the next five Army-Navy football games at Lincoln Financial Field officials announced on Tuesday morning.

Each Philadelphia game will be held on the second Saturday in December in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022. The site of the 2021 game is expected to be announced later in the day Tuesday.

“The legacy of the City of Brotherly Love and the home of Army-Navy continues to be the benchmark for hosting America's game,” said by Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.

“Philadelphia is synonymous with the Army-Navy game, so it is fitting that we are playing at Lincoln Financial Field for four of the next five matchups,” added West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan.

Philadelphia has hosted 86 of the 117 Army-Navy games and will make it 87 on Dec. 9 when it plays host to the Mids and Black Knights at 3:00 PM on CBS Sports.  Navy leads the all-time series, 60-50-7.

This year’s game will mark the 11th time that Lincoln Financial Field has hosted the greatest rivalry in all of sports.  The Mids are 12-0 all-time in games played at Lincoln Financial, going 10-0 vs. Army and 2-0 vs. Temple.  Navy is 44-38-4 all-time in Army-Navy games played in Philadelphia.