The 2012 Army Black Knights vs. Air Force Falcons football game has been moved to Michie Stadium in West Point, Army announced today.
The game was scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York on November 3, 2012. However, a “potential scheduling conflict with the 2012 Major League Baseball postseason led to the move.”
Army and Air Force have met 45 times since 1959. The Falcons lead the overall series 31-13-1 and have won five straight.
The first ever game between the two service academies was played at the old Yankee Stadium in 1959. The second and third games were played at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since then, the game has alternated between Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs and Michie Stadium in West Point.
“This change to our 2012 schedule will provide our fan base with a tremendous slate of games at Michie Stadium next year,” Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. “With the strong possibility of a conflict with the Yankees’ postseason schedule, we felt it was in everyone’s best interests to return the game to West Point at this time. While we are excited about our continuing series at Yankee Stadium, our fans look forward to welcoming Air Force to Michie Stadium every other year. We are excited about working with our friends at the Yankees to host our game against Rutgers there next month and about continuing our series of games there in 2014.”