Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium, renamed John F. Kennedy Stadium in 1964, has housed the game the most times - 41 in all – that included 35 straight contests between 1945 and 1979. It was first played there in 1936.
Franklin Field in Philadelphia ranks second on the list of Army-Navy game sites with its total of 18, followed by Veterans Stadium with 17 and the Polo Grounds in New York City with nine. Philadelphia's "The Vet" first hosted the game in 1980 and did so through 2001 with all but five exceptions. Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia has hosted the game five times 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and will do so again this year.
Army has also battled Navy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in 1983; at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2002; and at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in 2000 and 2007.
For the 14th straight year, CBS Sports will televise the Army-Navy classic to a national and worldwide (via American Forces Network) audience on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. A special 30-minute pre-game show will be televised on CBS leading up to the game broadcast. The Army-Navy game will be the only
major college football game played that day.