For a while it seemed that there would be a potential scheduling conflict when Army hosts Oklahoma in 2020. The Black Knights’ Michie Stadium is slated to undergo renovations right around the time the game is played. But it would appear that a resolution to the issue has been found.
According to The Oklahoman, Army will be hosting Oklahoma at Michie Stadium after all. Per the report, Army is still raising funds for the renovations, so there might not be a conflict in the end.
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione made it clear that the Sooners wanted a chance to experience West Point when the series was first announced.
“When we scheduled this particular series, that was one of the special opportunities that went along with putting it on our schedule,” Castiglione said. “It’s a very unique opportunity. A place with enormous tradition and history outside of sports. It’s a place few ever get the chance to go. Many would call it a bucket-list kind of opportunity…”
The September 26 date next year would mark the first time since 1946 that Army hosts the Sooners at Michie Stadium. Their last Army-hosted meeting in 1961 took place at Yankee Stadium.
The Black Knights will also, on occasion, play games at the Meadowlands.
Oklahoma and Army have faced off only four times before, most recently this past season with Oklahoma prevailing 28-21.
The Sooners have now won three straight against the Black Knights, dating back to 1961.
Army won the initial meeting back in 1946.