N.J. gets '93 Army-Navy game


An article in yesterday's Sun gave an incorrect date for the 1992 Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. The game will be Dec. 5.

The Sun regrets the error.

The 1993 Army-Navy football game has been moved from Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the two service academies announced yesterday.

The 1993 game will be played Dec. 4 and mark the second time it has been played at the Meadowlands. In 1989 at Giants Stadium, Navy defeated Army, 19-17, on a 32-yard field goal by Frank Schenk with 11 seconds left.

The 1992 Army-Navy game will remain in Philadelphia and be played Dec. 15. The two academies have a contract with the city

of Philadelphia to play the game in that city every year until 2002, with a window allowing them to move the game to another site three times but never two years in succession.

Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel said yesterday: "We have a clause that allows us to move the game once every four years, and we like to move to other areas throughout our region to satisfy fans, friends and alumni of the Naval Academy. Army will be the host team for the 1993 game, but we never move the game unless both academies are in agreement."

Giants Stadium seats nearly 77,000, more than 11,000 better than Veterans Stadium, but Lengyel said the extra seats "are a bonus" and not a factor in the decision.

"We are very pleased with Philadelphia and the new mayor, Ed Rendell, and all the activities surrounding Army-Navy weekend in that city," said Lengyel.

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