Vir die eerste keer sedert 1943, die Army-Navy sokkerwedstryd word op West Point gespeel

'N Hervestigde sokkerwedstryd maak nou geskiedenis. But it’s not just any game.

Die 121ste Army-Navy sokkerwedstryd, wat oorspronklik in Desember in Philadelphia gespeel sou word, will now take place at Michie Stadium at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. It’s the first time an Army-Navy football game has been played at a home stadium since World War II when the Naval Academy hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 spel.
But even though the location change is historic, very few people will be able to see it in person.
It is unlikely there will be fan attendance allowed at Michie Stadium beyond the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen,” Volgens die persverklaring announcing the location change.
    So while most fans will see the game from a TV screen, it’s still a sight that hasn’t been seen in nearly 80 jare.

    Why did the football game move to West Point?

    This game is the traditional end to the college football season. It is one of the oldest rivalries in college football, dating back to 1890, and is often attended by the President. Navy leads in the all-time series, 61-52, en het die 2019 spel 31-7.
    The game is being moved due to Pennsylvania’s limits on outdoor events, which limit outdoor events to 7,500 people to lessen the spread of Covid-19. That limit would prevent the more than 4,000 West Post cadets and 4,500 Navy midshipmen from attending the game between the Army Black Knights en die Navy Midshipmen.
    The health and welfare of the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen is the number one priority,” said Lt. Genl. Darryl A. Williams, the superintendent of West Point. “Hosting the Army-Navy Game on West Point will be the safest way for the Cadets and Midshipmen to experience the game.
      Since the Army Black Knights are the home team, the game was relocated to West Point. If the Navy had been the home team, then the game would have been moved to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
      CBS will broadcast the game on December 21 by 3 nm. The Black Knights currently have a record of 5-1 while the Midshipmen are 3-2.

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