Air Force to play Army at Yankee Stadium in 2012
July 22, 2009
BRONX, N.Y. - The Air Force-Army football game in 2012, originally scheduled for West Point's Michie Stadium, will be played at the new Yankee Stadium, as announced on Wednesday by Army Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson and New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost at a Yankee Stadium press conference.
The game will mark just the second time in school history that the Falcons will play in Yankee Stadium, the first being a 13-13 tie with Army in 1959.
The "Army at Yankee Stadium Series" will include games against Rutgers on Nov. 12, 2011, Air Force on Nov. 3, 2012, and Boston College on Nov. 8, 2014. Army will serve as the home team for all three contests, with CBS College Sports Network televising the games to a national audience. Army will also face Notre Dame on Nov. 20, 2010, in Yankee Stadium.
"When constructing Yankee Stadium, it was important that it serve as a viable venue for hosting multiple sporting events," said Trost. "We felt it was a natural fit that we carry the storied tradition of Army football at Yankee Stadium from the original Stadium to our new home."