Oct. 1, 2013
CHESTER, Pa. -
On Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., the second installment of the Army-Navy Cup will be contested at PPL Park, home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. At that time, the Black Knights of West Point will be in direct conflict with the Midshipmen of Annapolis. This match will be played before a global audience in the 80th renewal of that incredible rivalry, as the match will be shown on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's, NSCAA-TV Network.
It is another amazing attraction that continues to expand the Greater Philadelphia Region's appeal to sports fans, those who appreciate history, or love great food and good times.
Army got off to a great start, as the only Division I team in the nation unbeaten and un-scored upon for the first month of the collegiate soccer season. The Black Knights are now 6-1-1. Navy has righted its ship, and is now 4-3-2. Both teams play in the very competitive Patriot League. The inaugural Army-Navy Cup last September was an incredibly hard fought 1-1 tie.
"We extend a big welcome to the Army, Navy and everyone connected with the Army Navy Cup," said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC). "In Philadelphia, the city where the Army and Navy were born, they'll find the new `Honor, Sacrifice and Freedom Tour' of war memorials, great food, an abundance of arts and culture and an appreciative city proud to play host to all." You can book your Army-Navy Cup II hotel package and plan your trip on www.visitphilly.com. Hotel packages are also available on www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com and www.monaco-philadelphia.com.
While the Greater Philadelphia Region will be a gracious host, the stadium and the match itself will take place about 18 miles from Center City Philadelphia, right over the line in Delaware County. The Brandywine Valley boasts some of the most picturesque countryside and over 40 historical sites to see as well.
"One of the most important sites in the making of the history of our Country is the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, said Tore Fiore, Executive Director of Delaware County's Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau. "History comes alive at the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media offering an in depth look at the battles that took place that helped preserve our way of life; a definite can't miss and it's free. The complete history of sports in Delaware County, going back to the late 1800s, is all under one roof at the Delaware County Athlete's Hall of Fame at the Mickey Vernon Museum located in the Granite Run Mall, just outside of Media".
These attractions and more can be found at www.brandywinecvb.org.
The match is a collaboration between the service Academies, Keystone Sports & Entertainment, Global Spectrum, the Philadelphia Sports Congress, Brandywine Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Army-Navy Cup Host Committee.
Tickets for general admission are $18 which includes parking. Reserved seats, located in sections 126-128, are $28, which includes parking. Tickets can be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or in person at the PPL park box office. For Group Sales Information, please call 215-389-9543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT KEYSTONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union led by CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. The group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park on June 27, 2010. Since joining the MLS, the Union have faced off against European powers Celtic FC, Manchester United, Everton, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, Aston Villa and Mexican power Chivas de Guadalajara. PPL Park holds approximately 18,500 seats and has hosted various events such as the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, USWNT vs. China, 2012 Army/Navy Soccer Cup, 2012 Big East Men's Soccer Championship and 2011 and 2012 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships. Scheduled events in 2013 at PPL Park include the 2013 NCAA Men's College Cup. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com
Global Spectrum® (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 115 public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.