Fan Fest for the Army- Navy game at Gillette Stadium opens Thursday ahead of Saturday’s kickoff

If you missed out on scoring a ticket to the highly-anticipated Army - Navy game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough this weekend, there’s still a chance to take part in some of the excitement.

The Army-Navy Game Fan Fest will be free and open to the public starting Thursday evening.

“Fans will get an up-close look and chance to take photos with U.S. Army tanks and U.S. Navy assets, as well as enjoy giveaways and activations by Army-Navy Game sponsors,” according to a statement from Gillette Stadium officials.

The first day of the fan fest coincides with the Patriots Thursday night game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. That Patriots game can be seen on Boston 25.

The Fan Fest will be open Thursday from 5 p.m. until the conclusion of the Patriots game. Fans will be also able to watch the Patriots v. Steelers game live on a large videoboard inside the Fan Fest. Boston 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz will be reporting live from the fan fest on Thursday.

The Fan Fest will also be open to the public on Friday, rom 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, December 9th the Fan Fest will be open only to people with tickets to the game that day. The hours on Saturday will be 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The fan fest will be located in Enel Plaza, near the Patriots ProShop.

Fans interested in visiting the Fan Fest on Thursday or Friday are encouraged to park in Lots 3, 4 and 5 on the east side of Gillette Stadium.

The 2023 Army-Navy marks the first time in its 124-year history that it will be played in New England,

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