Army v Navy in Patriot Games at the Battleship

Cadets Against the Midshipmen in a Best-of-Three, Tug-of-War Competition on the Ship’s Pier


WHEN:           Friday, December 13, 3pm


DETAILS:     The Cadets from Army will face off against the Midshipmen from Navy in a Best-of-Three,

Tug-of-War competition on the Pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 13 at 3pm.

The event is part of the Patriot Games, a five-event competition between Army and Navy

on Friday and Saturday.  The Patriot Games will kick off the 120th Army-Navy Game weekend

throughout Philadelphia.


The Tug-of-War competition, which is free to attend, also features pep bands and spirit squads

from each academy.  Past events at the Battleship also included mascots and even an Army tank.


The schedule for 120th Army-Navy Game weekend is:

Friday, December 13

Day 1 of the Patriot Games includes:

  • The Rocky Relay @ 8:30 AM, on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th and Benjamin

Franklin Parkway (Open to Public);

  • Leadership Reaction Course @ 10:00 AM, National Constitution Center Lawn, (Open to Public);
  • Army-Navy Pep Rally & Pull-Up Challenge @ Noon, The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th & Chestnut

Streets (Open to Public);

  • Tug of War @ 3:00 PM, Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ;
  • Army-Navy Gala, 6:30 PM – 10 PM at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Grand Hall)


Saturday, December 14

*Denotes game ticket is required

– Operation Gratitude Game Day Collection (to benefit deployed service members): 8:00 AM –

Kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field entrance on 11th Street;

  • Exclusive Fan Tailgate: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Citizens Bank Park
  • ESPN’s College GameDay Broadcast at the Sports Complex
  • Army-Navy Fan Fest*: 11:00 AM at Lincoln Financial Field, Head House Plaza

         Will take place inside of the stadium at Lincoln Financial Field’s HeadHouse Plaza (gates

open at 11am), with live music, games, face painting, and giveaways.

  • March On*: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM at Lincoln Financial Field
  • Stadium Obstacle Relay* (the final leg of the Patriot Games): 1:15 PM at Lincoln Financial Field
  • 120th Army-Navy Game*: 3 PM at Lincoln Financial Field


PHOTO OPP:  Army Cadets v. Navy Midshipmen in Tug-of-War on the Battleship’s Pier       


Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of  Philadelphia, the

Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm.  Enjoy

Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9am.  Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served

at the chowline, a tour of the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus!  $18 for children 16 and under,

$24 for adults, $10 for military families, and members of the Battleship can get 20% off!  For tickets call,

866-87-6262 ext. 108. For more information, visit the Battleship online at