American Athletic Conference Releases 2020 Navy Football Schedule

Schedule

2/18/2020 2:02:00 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The 2020 Navy football schedule released today by the American Athletic Conference features five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, including a date with defending AAC Champion Memphis, the annual Navy-Notre Dame game in Dublin, Ireland and America’s Game, the annual Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, which will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. 

The Mids, coming off a school-record tying 11 wins and winners of the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy and the Liberty Bowl, will open up the 2020 campaign on Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ireland in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at spectacular Aviva Stadium.  Kickoff is set for 2:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM in Dublin and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.  It will mark the first ESPN broadcast under the American Athletic Conference’s new television contract with the network.  It was previously announced that ESPN’s College GameDay will broadcast live from Dublin, which will be the first time the show has been held outside of the United States since it started going to game sites in 1993. The Irish finished 11-2 last year, including a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl.

After returning from Ireland, the Mids will get a week off before Lafayette comes to town on Sept. 12 for the home opener.  Lafayette finished 4-8 in 2019, but won four of its final five contests.

Navy will travel to the Big Easy the following week (Sept. 19) to take on Tulane in what has become an exciting rivalry between the two schools.  The last four Navy-Tulane games have been decided by a total of 13 points, while the last three games have been decided by a total of six points.  Last year, Bijan Nichols kicked a 48-yard field goal at the gun to beat the Green Wave, 41-38, in Annapolis.  Tulane finished the 2019 season 7-6, including a 30-13 victory over Southern Miss in the Armed Forces Bowl.

After a two-year hiatus, Temple returns to the schedule and will travel to Annapolis on Sept. 26.  The Owls have given the Mids trouble of late, winning three straight and four of the last five against the Mids.  Temple finished 8-5 last year, which included a loss to North Carolina in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Mids will travel to Colorado Springs on Oct. 3 to take on the Air Force Falcons in the first leg in the race for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy.  Navy has won the trophy in 11 of the last 17 years, including last year with victories over the Falcons (34-25) and Army West Point (31-7). Air Force finished 11-2 last year, including a 31-21 victory over Washington State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

After an off-week, the Mids will be on the road again, this time to Greenville, N.C. to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, Oct. 17.  East Carolina finished 4-8 last year, including a 42-10 loss to Navy, but showed great improvement down the stretch losing close games to UCF (13 points), Cincinnati (three points) and SMU (eight points).

Dana Holgorsen and the Houston Cougars will come to Annapolis on Oct. 24 for Homecoming.  The Mids will see a much different team than the one they beat, 56-41, last year as the Cougars had more than 25 players redshirt including transfers from Minnesota, Colorado, TCU, Troy and Oklahoma.

The Mids will travel to Dallas on Halloween to take on the SMU Mustangs. Navy defeated SMU, 35-28, last year in Annapolis.  SMU finished 10-3 a year ago.

Navy returns home for two-straight home games taking on Tulsa on Nov. 7 and Memphis on Nov. 14. 

Tulsa might have been the best 4-8 team in the country last year losing to SMU in triple overtime, Cincinnati by 11, Memphis by one and Tulane by 12. 

Memphis finished 12-2 a year ago, including a 35-23 win over Navy, and lost a hard-fought game to Penn State in the Cotton Bowl.  The Tigers will come to Annapolis with a new head coach as Ryan Silverfield replaced Mike Norvell after the latter took the Florida State job following the AAC Championship Game.

The Mids will travel to the welcomed warmth of Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 21 to take on the USF Bulls and first-year head coach Jeff Scott. 

The Mids will be off Thanksgiving Weekend for the first time since 2013.

The American Athletic Conference Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 5 and will match the top two teams (no divisions this year with the departure of UConn) in the American Athletic Conference with the regular-season champion serving as the host team.

Navy’s final regular-season game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in the 121st playing of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.  The game will be televised nationally by CBS.

Season tickets are on sale now at navysports.comhttps://tinyurl.com/y947d8ny or by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.

Season Tickets
Reserved Season Package – $220
Reserved seats to the five (5) home games being played in Annapolis, MD at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Standing Room Package (Adult) – $150
Standing room only tickets for the grass hill located in the North end zone to the five (5) home games being played in Annapolis, MD at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Standing Room Only Kid Package (Age 12 and under) – $100
Standing room only tickets for the grass hill located in the North end zone to the five (5) home games being played in Annapolis, MD at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
*Children two and under do not need a ticket unless the child is occupying a seat
Season ticket renewals will be emailed to all customers who had season tickets in 2019. Paper applications are available by request. In order to obtain the same seats as 2019 and be considered for priority seating, all orders must be placed by the priority deadline of March 16, 2020.

Parking Information

Season parking passes are not included in the season ticket package. Season parking passes only include the Annapolis Games. To be eligible for a parking pass, you must have season tickets and be a member of the Blue-N*-Gold. Membership starts at $50. Passes are available for purchase on the Season Ticket Renewal Application or by calling 800-US4-NAVY. Season ticket holders are eligible to buy one (1) parking pass for every two (2) adult season tickets purchased. Each parking pass will be $150.
Admiral’s Row & Vice Admiral’s Row members who are season ticket holders automatically receive one (1) reserved parking permit for the season. There is no need to purchase a parking permit unless you plan to use it as an additional permit. To be eligible to purchase an additional general parking pass, members must purchase more than two adult season tickets.

Fleet Club level ($5,000+) donors to The Fund for Athletic Excellence are eligible to receive their reserved Blue-N*-Gold parking pass as part of their gift. For questions on how to include parking as part of your gift to The Fund for Athletic Excellence, please call Tatiana Motevalli-Oliner at 410-293-8913.
If you are an USNA Alumni or Group member who purchases perimeter parking passes, your perimeter parking pass will be part of your season ticket renewal application. Questions regarding these passes should be directed to Kris Morgenthaler at whitacre@usna.edu or 410-293-8712.
Pricing

Season Parking
Car$150
Bus$500
RV$500

Single Game (Annapolis) Parking:Single-game parking will not be available for Annapolis home games. Fans are encouraged to utilize the parking alternatives listed below.
Parking Alternatives:
Germantown Elementary: (200 Windell Road) An off-site parking option a few blocks away from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Game day parking is not available in advance. Payment is accepted in cash only at this lot. Game day parking is $30 for a single-space vehicle and $100 for an oversized vehicle.
Game Day Shuttle Service: Free satellite parking is available at the Harry S. Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S. Truman Parkway off of Riva Road. The shuttle service provided by Annapolis Bus Company begins five (5) hours prior to the start of the game and continues throughout the game, ending approximately two (2) hours after the game. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office at the Class of 1953 Pavilion. Designated handicap accessible shuttles are available.

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