Oct. 11, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Army Athletic Association and the New York Yankees announced today that the Nov. 3, 2012 football game between Army and Air Force, originally scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium, will instead be contested at West Point's Michie Stadium.
Concerns regarding a potential scheduling conflict with the 2012 Major League Baseball postseason led to the move.
"This change to our 2012 schedule will provide our fan base with a tremendous slate of games at Michie Stadium next year," Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. "With the strong possibility of a conflict with the Yankees' postseason schedule, we felt it was in everyone's best interests to return the game to West Point at this time. While we are excited about our continuing series at Yankee Stadium, our fans look forward to welcoming Air Force to Michie Stadium every other year. We are excited about working with our friends at the Yankees to host our game against Rutgers there next month and about continuing our series of games there in 2014."
Army and Air Force have met 45 times overall and every year since 1971. The first meeting between the two service academies was held at the old Yankee Stadium on Oct. 31, 1959.
The Black Knights will now have six games at Michie Stadium in 2012. Army also hosts Northern Illinois (Sept. 15), Stony Brook (Sept. 29), Kent State (Oct. 13), Ball State (Oct. 27) and Temple (Nov. 17).
The 2011 match-up between the Black Knights and Air Force will be held at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally by Versus.