JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The American Athletic Conference announced today that the 2016 Navy-Notre Dame game, which will be played at EverBank Field on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. EST and will be televised nationally on CBS.
Tickets for the 2016 game will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 via jacksonvillesportscouncil.com.
The annual Navy-Notre Dame game is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country, with this game marking the 90th consecutive meeting between the two schools.
The Jacksonville Sports Council (JAXSPORTS), in conjunction with the United States Naval Academy, announced in July 2015 that Jacksonville would play host to this iconic event.
“This event is truly special to our community as the military is such a critical part of what makes Jacksonville great,” said JAXSPORTS President & CEO Rick Catlett. “It is a true honor to host this game in Jacksonville and we look forward to showcasing our city to both the Navy and Notre Dame out-of-town fans.”
Northeast Florida has a strong military presence with area military installations such as Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville and Marine Corps Blount Island Command.
The region also boasts a strong presence by the Florida National Guard and Florida Air National Guard. In total, Northeast Florida’s military installments provide employment to more than 50,000 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women.
This will be the third time that Navy has played a game in Jacksonville. The Mids played regular season games against Georgia Tech at the Gator Bowl in 1964 and again in 1973. It will also mark the second Navy-Notre Dame game to be played in Florida, as the two teams met in Orlando in 2000.