“This is not another football game,” said Kurtz. “This is America’s Game, because every one of those players on the field, every one of those Cadets and Midshipmen in the stands, they’re going professional… profession of arms. They’re going to be standing tall to defend this country. That’s what makes it so special.”
“Bringing the Army-Navy Game to New England and Gillette Stadium for the first time is an incredible culmination of many years of teamwork, planning and collaboration between our great partners here in New England,” said Buttafuoco. “With New England and Massachusetts’ rich history and unparalleled passion for sports and rivalries, there’s no better place for the Army-Navy Game and we’re thrilled to bring America’s Game home. We’re honored to have this opportunity to welcome fans, veterans and military members and their families from across the country to Gillette Stadium for an unforgettable weekend.”
This will be a week packed with events in the lead-up to the game with a pep rally and gala scheduled to take place in Boston, official Fan Fest at Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as the Patriot Games, a two-day competition between Cadets and Midshipmen featuring five events that will take place at a variety of notable locales including Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill before culminating with the final event at Gillette Stadium on Saturday prior to the contest.