ARMY-NAVY Game, 2010

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  1. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 Member

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    Ok...have my tickets ordered, flight booked and airport hotel reserved for THE MOST EXCITING weekend in Dec.
    Can someone in the know help me with a few related questions concerning the BIG weekend ?

    1. Staying in a PHL airport hotel....what are my transportation options on getting to the stadium Saturday morning( not sure if the hotel will offer a shuttle) ?....don't really want to rent a car. Assume a taxi could get us there but after the game they could be few and far between:confused:.

    2. Hope to take a few Midn out to dinner after NAVY's victory :thumb: Saturday night and probably need to be making a reservation sooner than later :
    a) it's my understanding that after past A-N games Midn have been able to catch late night buses returning to USNA....is this a typical option for Midn ?
    b) what "easy and accessible" public transport is available to downtown from the stadium area ?
    c) finally, would appreciate some rec.s on good restaurants in nearby Philly area that 4-6 hungry and happy Midn would enjoy (perhaps a good steak place that has large sports TVs to see replays of the big NAVY WIN:yllol: :groupwave:)
    Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions !

    GO NAVY beat AirForce and then ARMY
     
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  2. Capt MJ

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    http://www.phillylovesarmynavy.com/FAQ

    This is the official A-N game site. FAQs have some good scoop on transportation. We usually stay in a Centre City hotel and take the Broad Street line to the game, even though we usually have a parking lot pass. It's jam-packed afterwards, with everyone tired, but a fun atmosphere.

    I think there is a variety of transport between PHL and downtown. Try both the SEPTA site and this one:

    http://www.phl.org/taxis_trains.html

    The Penn's Landing area, Old City, Centre City and Reading Terminal all have a variety of restaurants. There are the usual chains but also many wonderful places to eat at various price points. Since my husband's a native "fidelfian," we either check the Philly cheesesteak requirement after the game at his favorite place (will not name, because that will potentially spawn a thread about the merits of various steak establishments amongst the forum's fans) or treat ourselves to a special dinner.

    I am sure current mid/cadet parents, current mids/cadets, can offer specifics on popular restaurant picks, as well as what the "bus deal" might be, what classes are required to use it, and what liberty options might be available. With a new Supe and Dant at Navy, there is no guarantee that what happened last year will happen this year.
     
  3. rkrosnar

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    Army-Navy Game 2010

    If you really want to take your Midshipmen out for an excellent meal go to Mortons Steak of Chicago. In center city. I go there when I to Philly. Below is the restaurant info. It is the best steak I have ever eaten.

    Address
    1411 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Phone: 215-557-0724
    Fax: 215-557-9741

    Hours of Operation
    Bar
    Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
    Sunday 5pm - 10pm

    Dining Room
    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
    Sunday 5pm - 10pm
    Managers
    Thomas Allen, General Manager
    Steve McGrath, Sales & Marketing Manager



    RGK
     
  4. supportivemom

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    hotel rooms booked

    Anyone know of specific navy associated groups that have blocks of rooms in hotels? I went to make reservations at the marriott, and the courtyard by marriott but they've been sold out. this is where we usually stay. I'm assuming they've been held by certain groups, and wondering if other navy parents can book rooms thru these groups? Thanks.
     
  5. KNP

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    This will be a tough year!

    This is our third trip to the Army Navy Game in Philadelphia, and unfortunately due to the date changes, it is also being held during the National Microbiology Conference so rooms are at a premium! You are correct in assuming that attaching to a parents club may be your best bet in getting a room and at least on the army side, there is a ticket and lodging exchange site that people post rooms that they have available.

    http://www.west-point.org/parent/wp...ndex.php?sid=a48b94d2af01a45cf355e5ee0bf2af0c


    Other families have found good luck booking through
    Name: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    Street: 626 Thomas Hall
    West Point, ny 10996-
    Phone: (845) 446-3966

    We found no good transportation out to the hotels by the airport and there were no good courtesy shuttles. A taxi cab ride cost nearly $50!. Because of traffic, it took at least an hour to travel from the hotel to the game and even longer on the return.

    Definitely take the subway from the game back into Philly--although crowded, it was fast and convenient.

    Good Luck and Go Army Beat Navy!!!
     
  6. rkrosnar

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    Army-Navy Game 2010

    Supportive Mom,

    Try reaching out to the Parents Club for Central PA. Maybe they can help.

    RGK
     
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    Thanks JAM

    Acutally it is Mark at Hillsdale that I was trying to recommend. I just got the names mixed up.
     
  9. supportivemom

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    just scored rooms at sold out hotel!

    check on line travel site, -------( rhymes with media). r-------- inn by m------- center city, right at city hall. hotel has been sold out forever, in fact all the ones around city hall have been basically sold out since the summer. $135-$150, friday and saturday nights. I called the hotel directly and they said that while they were sold out this web site had bought a block of rooms early on. All you mid parents who have yet to book rooms had better jump on this one! If your upperclass mids are driving themselves and going for the weekend, let them know. Awesome location.
     
  10. laxman44

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    Coming up on my 20th A-N game......

    All in Phillie, except 2 in B-more......

    We stay in Mount Laurel, NJ- Plenty of great hotels....Cherry Hill works also. Drive in (so rent a car)....plenty of parking at the stadium......so much easier....oh and don't forget to bring that cooler.....leave early enough to stop and grab something to eat pre game.

    Stop at Tony Luke's on Oregan and stock up on some Roast Pork sandwiches and cheezesteaks...my wife loves their chicken parm.

    We do the RV and grill all day....but we are only two hours away....

    GO Army!
     
  11. cadetdad

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    I know the past few years that the midshipman were giving extra time off because of a victory, but if I were you, don't be surprised if your midshipman will have to high tail his butt back to Annapolis for some extra punishment once Army crushes them this year.

    There are plenty of places to stay near Philadelphia. You should not have too hard of a time finding a place to stay as well as get a good steak. Good Luck.

    Go ARMY, Beat Air Force and then Navy.
     
  12. greeneagle5

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    A-N Tickets arrived today !!! Big NAVY win today over East Carolina(76-35)
    I'm EXCITED and (almost)packed for Philly !! :thumb: GO NAVY BEAT ARMY !


    PS- Congrats to Air Force, enjoy the Commander in Chief's trophy this year....NAVY is coming back after it next year !:thumb:
     
  13. flieger83

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    We'll let them take a look at it...but that's as close as they get! :shake:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  14. GoNavy1970

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    Army-Navy Game 2010

    This is my 40th year as a fan of Navy Football. I began following Navy in October 1970. I have been to several games, but I have recorded every Navy game and every Army-Navy game since 1992.


    Wish I was able to go...boo-hoo... but it has been a rough year for the wife and I and we just cannot afford to. We will be recording and watching the game to see Navy beat Army for the 9th straight year. :thumb:

    GO NAVY!!


    GoNavy1970
     
  15. rkrosnar

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    Army-Navy Game 2010

    Only a few more days to go. This will be our families second game. Just to be in the presence of so many heroes, those of you you have or are serving our great country. Then to be among the best and brightest of the country, just awesome. One thing those, when I received our tickets, I noticed the Fan Fest sponsored by USAA, you need to have a military ID to get in. My wife was enlisted and served four years back from 1977 TO 1981. She does not have a military ID anymore. This is extremely disappointing. Any ideas?

    Everyone enjoy the day and the game,

    GO NAVY BEAT ARMY,

    RGK
     
  16. buff81

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    Any suggestions for a place to eat after the game in the the Center City area?
     
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    http://www.chickiesandpetes.com/

    This is a well known place for the sports crowd relatively near the stadium. If you want to go into downtown you need to be more specific on your price range and type of food cuz that will dictate what part of town and restaurant, etc. (and unless your hotel is there anyway I'd avoid it - parking is usually outrageously expensive and food prices usually aren't worth it HOWEVER my wife likes eating downtown on occasion so what do I know...)

    A lot of my out of town friends like to go to reading terminal market and eat at the vendors there. Pretty diverse fresh food/meals served there for everyone's taste. A walk around this down town area will show you other restaurants as well. But I still prefer the suburban restaurants myself like the nearby town of Media, PA.


    http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/

    Zentos if you like REALLY good sushi.
    http://www.zentocontemporary.com/
     
  18. buff81

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    luckymacy - Thanks for the suggestions.
    More details: Our hotel is in Center City area, across the street from City Hall. Our plans are to head back there after the game with DS and take him out to eat. Nothing fancy. Just good. Not a chain. Last year, we wandered around for a while trying to find a place to eat. Didn't really want to do that again this year.
    Thanks for any ideas you may have!
     
  19. Capt MJ

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    http://www.opentable.com/start.aspx?m=13

    I use Open Table to search for restaurants and make reservations. Free site. Use "Centre City" as a locale. We usually make our reservations for 8:30 to allow for post-game crush and taking the metro back to the Centre City area.
     
  20. luckymacy

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    Ha, that's easy. A DS deserves a damn good meal and the only one in the shadow of city hall is one of my favorites anywhwere and that's the capital grille! bon appetit!!!:thumb:

    http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/Locations/Philadelphia/main.asp

    http://www.google.com/maps/place?cid=11626946142647012124&q=capital+grille+philadelphia&gl=us
     

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