The game between Army and Navy on Dec. 12 will be played at Michie Stadium in West Point due to attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania, where the contest was scheduled to take place, the schools announced Friday.
Restrictions would limit Lincoln Financial Field to less than 10,000 people if the matchup was held in Pennsylvania as planned, which wouldn't allow the entire Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen to attend.
This will be the first time the Army-Navy game is played at Michie Stadium since 1943, when two matchups between the schools took place at the site amid the Second World War.
"We want to thank the City of Philadelphia, the (Philadelphia) Eagles, and all involved in the planning for their efforts to navigate this historic game in the current COVID-19 climate," Army athletic director Mike Buddie said in a statement. "We are excited about this historic opportunity to host Navy and the Brigade inside the gates of West Point for the first time since 1943."
Fans likely won't be allowed to attend the game, except for the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen.
Navy leads in the all-time series against Army, 61-52-7. The Midshipmen have won 15 of the last 18 meetings against the Black Knights.