07Dec(Dec 7)5:00 PMPerfect Season® EventArmy-Navy Fan Fest & Patriots Watch Party5:00 PM EST Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place - Foxborough, MA 02035 Enjoyment:Advantage App,Attractions,Entertainment,Perfect Season® Event,GiveawayEvents:Event Day,Featured Perfect Season® Event,Gillette Stadium,Holiday Event,Outdoor Events,Perfect Season
Thursday, December 7, 2023: 5:00 PM Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place will host the official 2023 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA Fan Fest on Thursday, Dec. 7; Friday, Dec. 8 and
Thursday, December 7, 2023: 5:00 PM
Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place will host the official 2023 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA Fan Fest on Thursday, Dec. 7; Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. For the first time ever, the official Army-Navy Game Fan Fest will be free and open to the public on the Thursday and Friday leading up to the game, allowing members of the community to share in the historic occasion of America’s Game coming to Gillette Stadium and New England for the first time in the 124-game series history with special photo opportunities, activations, giveaways and more.
Fans will get an up-close look and chance to take photos with U.S. Army tanks and U.S. Navy assets, as well as enjoy giveaways and activations by Army-Navy Game sponsors USAA, Chevrolet, the Exchange, Palantir and Duke Cannon. Additionally, fans will be able to visit the Gillette Stadium concourse to see the official 2023 Army-Navy Game field, as well as the official game branding on the Gillette Stadium video boards. Fans visiting on Thursday night will enjoy a special viewing party as the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football, with the game broadcast live on a large videoboard within the Fan Fest. The Meet Boston Visitor Center will also be on site in the Fan Fest throughout Thursday evening. Additionally, the Patriots ProShop will be open both days, offering everything fans need to gear up for America’s Game with commemorative 2023 Army-Navy Game hats, shirts, accessories and more.
The Fan Fest will be open to the public from 5 p.m. until the conclusion of the Patriots game on Thursday, Dec. 7, and from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. It will be hosted at the Enel Plaza, located by the Patriots ProShop, and guests visiting the Fan Fest on Thursday or Friday are encouraged to park in Lots 3, 4 and 5 on the east side of Gillette Stadium. Before and after visiting the Fan Fest, guests can also visit Patriot Place, with various destinations offering a military discount.
Before the 2023 Army-Navy Game officially kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 9, only fans with game tickets will be able to access the Fan Fest and Patriots ProShop. The Fan Fest will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The 2023 installment of Army-Navy marks the first time in the 124-year history of America’s Game that it will be played in New England, and only the third time it will take place outside of the mid-Atlantic region (Chicago in 1926 and Pasadena, Calif. in 1983). To add to the historic occasion, the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy will be on the line during this year’s game, with Army capturing the trophy outright with a victory, and Navy earning a share of the trophy with a win on Dec. 9. First awarded in 1972, the prestigious Commander-in-Chief’s trophy is earned each year by whichever of the service academies (Air Force, Army and Navy) notches the better head-to-head record in their respective annual matchups.
In a fitting year for Massachusetts to host America’s Game, 2023 features several notable milestones for the Commonwealth and the United States, including the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, taking place just one week after the 2023 Army-Navy Game. Hosting America’s Game also adds another chapter to Massachusetts’ and New England’s rich history with the Army, Navy and United States as a whole. Massachusetts was the birthplace of the National Guard in 1636, and the Bay State is also home to the Charlestown Navy Yard, one of the six original Navy shipyards in the country, as well as the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Additionally, the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, took place in Massachusetts.
In addition to the 2023 Army-Navy Game at Gillette Stadium, a number of associated events will be hosted at historic sites throughout the Greater Boston region on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, including the Patriot Games, the Army-Navy Gala and Media Row. For additional information about the 2023 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA at Gillette Stadium, please visit GilletteStadium.com/ArmyNavy and ArmyNavyGame.com.