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Rhode Island will have big role in helping host Army-Navy football game

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The Rhode Island Convention Center will host approximately 3,000 U.S. Navy midshipmen overnight for the game

It is an honor to welcome the Army-Navy Game, one of the great traditions in all of American athletics, to New England for the first time in the 124-year history of America’s Game! This bid has been a truly collaborative process, encompassing elected officials, law enforcement, and emergency management teams from MA & RI. Great win for the RI Sports Commission and all of New England!

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will play a significant role when Gillette Stadium plays host to one of college football’s oldest traditions in December 2023.

The Foxborough, Mass.-based 68,000-seat home of the New England Patriots announced Wednesday that it will host the 2023 Army-Navy football game on Dec. 9, bringing the century-plus-old football rivalry to the New England region for the first time.

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau said in a statement that bringing the Army-Navy game to Gillette comes after years of efforts from local elected officials around New England and the Kraft Group. Last year, the game was played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Check out Rhode Island’s State Page here.

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