Army-Navy Cup VIII Returns To Talen Energy Stadium
Rivalry matchup annually draws one of the top collegiate soccer crowds in nation
CHESTER, Pa. (July 8, 2019) – Philadelphia Union today announced the return of Army-Navy Cup to Talen Energy Stadium for the eighth consecutive year. This year’s rivalry match between the two academies will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
“Philadelphia Union and Talen Energy Stadium are honored to once again host the teams from Army West Point and Navy for Army-Navy Cup VIII,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Business Officer for Philadelphia Union. “Since its inception the event has continued to grow and thrive, and we’re proud to host these great military academies and their fans here at our stadium. The partnership between the Union and Army-Navy Cup is long-running and we look forward to many more years to come.”
“The Army-Navy Cup serves as the signature event for our Men’s Soccer program, providing a world class venue to compete against our academy rival. Army-Navy Cup has grown over the past seven years and has established itself as one of the highest attended games in college soccer," added Dan McCarthy, the Interim Director of Athletics for Army West Point. "We are excited to return to Talen Energy Stadium to continue the Army-Navy rivalry. We acknowledge and appreciate the pride and passion that the City of Philadelphia displays in hosting this match. Thank you to the Philadelphia Union, members of the Army-Navy steering committee, as well as PHL Sports, for continuing to show support of our two academies and the growth of the rivalry.”
Army-Navy Cup has become one of the highest attended college soccer matches in the nation annually, and saw it reach the third-highest match attended in 2017. It has twice seen 10,000+ fans fill the stands at Talen Energy Stadium. A five-year contract extension, signed last year, ensures the prestigious match stays at the stadium through 2022