So back to my original post, where are you staying if you're going this year?
What tips do people have for attending this game for first timers?
Stay tuned to this site for related event schedules, locations, transportation tips, the official A-N game site for Philadelphia:
If there is an Army-Navy Boxing Smoker, that's a lot of fun. Pep rally. Patriot Games, or whatever it might be called this year - which have included cadet-mid races up the "Rocky Steps."
And, take the train from Centre City to the Stadium. Lots of fun to be packed on there with fans from both sides before and after the game. Skips the whole parking hassle and expense.
If you haven't been to a game in an NFL stadium, there are strict regulations about what you can bring in. Very small wristlets or clear totebags, both with specific dimensions. No handbags, backpacks, etc. Pockets are good!
Google "NFL bag policy."
Ensure you know how much liberty your plebe, Army or Navy, has after the game. Though often it is "same as last year," there is no guarantee. This won't be known, most likely, till the ac year. They are in a duty status at the game and expected to sit (mostly stand, for hours) with the Corps or Brigade. Yes, magically, they may happen to run into mom or dad while on a cheesesteak run.
Plan your cold weather layers and strategy in advance. The weather can be a straightforward early winter day, or full-on Philly miserable drizzly, rainy, raw, toe-freezing cold.
Around late October, be on the lookout for Army-Navy spirit videos produced by cadets and mids, which are entertaining and highly creative. In the meantime, have fun searching YouTube for previous year videos.
Search for Army-Navy threads in USMA, USNA and other forums here on SAF.
Plenty of time to get smart on this - best of luck to plebes of both flavors for impending report dates...