Statement from Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown on Maryland's Selection as a Host State for Army-Navy Football Games
ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 9, 2009) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement today applauding the selection of Maryland’s M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field as host sites for three upcoming Army-Navy Football games:
“As a fan of all our armed service members, I am thrilled that the historic Army-Navy rivalry is coming back to Maryland. The Army-Navy football game is an American pastime and a great source of pride for both institutions and all Americans. I personally look forward to attending these games and joining soldiers from across this great nation and cheering, ‘Go Army, Beat Navy!’”
Maryland has hosted the game four times (2007, 2000, 1944 and 1924). The economic impact of hosting the game is estimated to be as much as $22 million. FedEx Field in Landover will host the 2011 game and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore has been selected to host the games in 2014 and 2016.
Brown met with representatives of the selection committee earlier this Spring and encouraged their decision to host the annual match-up in Maryland. Brown is a 25-year veteran of the armed forces and is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one of the O’Malley-Brown administration’s leading advocates for veterans services.
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