Baltimore lands Army-Navy for 2014 & 2016

June 09, 2009 | WNST Staff

Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium will be the site of the 2014 and 2016 Army-Navy Games in December. The Baltimore Ravens will host and manage the events.

M&T Bank Stadium has been the site for the Army-Navy Game two times before, in 2000 and 2007.

Here are reactions from some of those involved with Baltimore earning the Army-Navy Game in 2014 and 2016:

Ravens President Dick Cass
“We are extremely pleased that the Army-Navy Game is returning to Baltimore in both 2014 and 2016. This project was truly a team effort.  We received great support from the City of Baltimore, the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing, the Maryland Stadium Authority, the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.”

Kevin Anderson, Army Director of Athletics
“The Ravens and the City of Baltimore have displayed a true passion for hosting the Army-Navy game. That feeling has been apparent the last two times the city has hosted this special event and was clearly evident throughout the selection process the past several months. We’d like to commend the leadership of the City for its efforts in securing the 2014 and 2016 Army-Navy games for Baltimore and look forward to bringing our fans, graduates and the Corps of Cadets for great experiences in the future.”

Chet Gladchuk, Naval Academy Director of Athletics
“Baltimore has historically been a spectacular destination for this classic event. The stadium, Inner Harbor, hotels, restaurants and the convention center for the gala are all within walking distance and unquestionably first class. Baltimore stepped up in the process and once again proved to everyone at Navy and Army that this event is important to the community, the economy and the spirit of the city. We are all looking forward to returning to Baltimore in 2014 and 2016.”

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon
“It’s wonderful that Baltimore will once again host the historic Army-Navy football game and share in its rich traditions.  Midshipmen, Cadets, alumni, family and fans will have the opportunity to enjoy our fine city.”

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
“The State of Maryland is proud to be a part of the tremendous public-private effort to once again host the Army-Navy Game, a time-honored tradition that has become one of the most enduring rivalries in all of college football and honors our brave men and women in uniform.”

Mike Frenz, Maryland Stadium Authority Executive Director
“As steward of the state’s investment in Camden Yards, the Stadium Authority strives to bring more activities and events here to generate revenue for the state and local businesses. The Army-Navy Games do this and more.  They show our world-renowned facilities and the attractions of Baltimore to the world as they honor those in service to their country.”

John Morton, Chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority and Naval Academy graduate
“Army-Navy is ‘America’s Game.’ This sports rivalry represents the truest form of athletic competition and celebrates the commitment these young men have made to their country. This game is one of national pride – in their service and in our appreciation for it. It is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase Baltimore and remember its significant role in defending American freedom.”

Terry Hasseltine, Director of the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing
“Securing the Army-Navy Game in Baltimore, Maryland is a monumental win for all the partners – the Baltimore Ravens, Department of Business and Economic Development, Maryland Stadium Authority and the City of Baltimore – who have been actively involved in the bid process from Day One.  This event once again shows that when we work together toward a common goal, we will and can accomplish amazing things for the state.  Maryland is Here to Play.”

Tom Noonan, President & CEO of Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
“The Army-Navy Game is a tremendous opportunity for Baltimore.  More than 70,000 people fill the stadium for the event, and they spend money in our restaurants and stay in our hotels. It’s also a game that is watched by millions of people in this country and around the world, and they are seeing Baltimore in all its glory. That kind of exposure for the destination is priceless.”

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