….so this means perhaps 3 Conf. games in September? unusual, if so….
Good choice! I just wonder of the cost of getting 3,000+ Middies out to Calif…
Not part of the package, usually. They’ll have plenty of in-service and retired personnel easily on hand.
navy play notre dame at your place for once
Their home stadium is WAY too small. M&T Bank Stadium or FedEx Field would work just fine, though, and Notre Dame would probably have few qualms with those venues.
I’d think so, given they have played several recent Navy home games there. I’m almost sure Navy gets to pick the venue far more often than not (the 2012 Dublin game possibly being an exception, I don’t know the backstory).
Notre Dame & Navy playing in San Diego will be unique for sure. On a totally unrelated note, here’s hoping that the Chargers will remain in the San Diego area for many more years to come.
James may be right. In 2014, Navy played ND at FEDEX Field in front of only 36,807. I think the Irish should visit Annapolis one of these years and fill Navy-Marine Corps.
I like this……….plenty of Navy personnel in that part of our Country who can attend.
This is a interesting match-up in J’ville, thought they may have played this in New York.
Great venue for this classic game in a dedicated Navy military town and the national following that ND enjoys. The pre game and halftime festivities will be incredible.
ND will destroy the midshipmen as usual
This is really good for the Naval Academy.
Sorry, the author is wrong. Navy won the National Championship in 1926 with a 9-0-1 record. That said, moving to a conference is important for Navy and the long term financial success of the program
Wasn’t a consensus national championship, however, per the NCAA. Alabama, Stanford, and Lafayette are generally considered to be the champs that year.
Still have that messy CBS contract with the Army-Navy game fouling up Navy’s shot at an American conference championship leading to a New Year’s Six game though. Of course, how often is that *really* going to happen? Anyone want to lay odds on it?
How would it foul up Navy’s chances if they win the AAC championship game? They haven’t lost to Army in 13 years and don;t look to be losing to them any time soon. Perfect timing to me.
Bowl bids are given out before the Navy-Army game so it wouldn’t have an effect on their chances of getting a NY6 bid