On December 9, at least 66,000 fans will attend the historic Army-Navy football matchup. If you’re one of them, your game plan should include booking your hotel room now. And though the game takes place about 40 minutes south of Boston at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Back Bay Boston is one of the top choices of fans traveling to attend the Big Game.
Hotel rooms are scarce in Foxborough, but the Back Bay is a short drive or a slightly longer ‘T’ ride to Gillette Stadium from Newbury Guest House. Our boutique hotel has the advantage of being in the heart of the Back Bay’s famed brownstone district and in walking distance of premiere shopping and dining destinations, not to mention some of Boston’s finest museums, night life and Colonial history sites. You’ll avoid the Foxborough crowds (except at the stadium of course) and have endless pre- or post-gridiron options for enjoying a major vacation destination.
The Back Bay is a smart choice for Army-Navy game-goers, even if you’re without a rental car. You can get to Gillette Stadium from the Back Bay on the Franklin/Foxboro line, a regularly running commuter train. The Back Bay stop (South Station) is just south of Copely Square, a 15-minute walk from Newbury Guest House. The MBTA (Boston Transit) also schedules special event trains based on the start and end times of major events at the stadium. Important tip: Tickets are limited and only available through the mTicket app, so be sure to purchase them well in advance. And on the ride over, why not come prepared with a bit of Army-Navy trivia to entertain your fellow passengers with?
The clock is ticking down on Back Bay hotel rooms for the Army-Navy game, but options are still in play at Newbury Guest House. We won’t take sides on the match, but we will predict that when you make us your Army-Navy HQ, you’ll score the best game day stay in town.