Thursday, June 20, 2013

Army/Navy To Clash In Philly 11/8; Tkts On Sale 8/1

The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy will commemorate their historic 80th meeting in men’s soccer, when this extraordinary rivalry brings the two service Academies back to PPL Park on Friday, November 8, 2013. PPL Park is the home of Philadelphia Union, of Major League Soccer.

“We are excited to welcome back such a historic event like the Army-Navy Cup back to PPL Park,” said CEO & Operating Partner of Philadelphia Union Nick Sakiewicz. “Army-Navy is such a great tradition and the second annual event is continuing the legacy in grand style. We will once again provide fans with a world-class, diverse experience in our stadium, and hosting this prestigious rivalry is an excellent opportunity to establish PPL Park as a home for top collegiate events.”

The second annual Army-Navy Cup looks to continue the success of the inaugural meeting last year that drew an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 4,000 fans. The battle at PPL Park ended in a 1-1 draw, leaving both schools hungry for victory this year.

“The Army-Navy Cup at PPL Park was a phenomenal soccer experience for our program last season, and we look forward to returning to Philadelphia this November,” said Army Head Coach Russell Payne. “We are very excited to once again have the opportunity to showcase the most unique rivalry in college athletics at one of the premier soccer stadiums in Major League Soccer.”

“The Navy Men's Soccer team is certainly excited to be playing again this fall at PPL Park” observed Navy Head Coach Dave Brandt. “It's a fantastic venue for soccer and a high quality, professional environment that creates a great atmosphere for collegiate soccer and a one of a kind experience for fans and players alike”

Navy owns a 38-27-14 series advantage against Army. Both Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League and with this being the final game of the league’s regular season, there very well could be major post-season implications at stake.

Tickets go on sale August 1 exclusively online at, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or in person at the PPL park box office. Tickets for general admission are $13 which includes parking. Reserved seats, are $28, which includes parking.

Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC and Global Spectrum continue to partner with the Philadelphia Sports Congress and Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau to promote this event, in conjunction with the administrations at West Point and Annapolis.

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