It’s official. The commander-in-chief will be at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., this Saturday to attend his first Army-Navy game as president.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will join Obama at the game and take part in the festivities and traditions. Many speculated that Obama would attend last year’s game but it didn’t happen.
Obama is an admitted basketball junkie most recently attending a Towson Tigers basketball game to watch his brother-in-law coach Oregon State.
Obama’s attendance means he will take part in the tradition of crossing the field at halftime to make sure he sits with both Army and Navy officials and gives equal support.
For those attending the game, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get into the stadium. Security will be especially tight with the big man in the building. And, speaking from experience as a Redskins season ticket holder, it already takes much longer than it should to get into the stadium. Later in the week I’ll provide some more tips of where to eat at FedEx and the best ways to get to and around the stadium.