We reported earlier this week that the government shut down could affect the Air Force/Navy football game.
The Department of Defense has now announced that service academies will be allowed to play their games scheduled this week, but emphasized that the decision only affects games held this weekend.
The teams will play because they are funded by outside sources not needing Congressional approval.
H/T: Associated Press
The athletic department provided information to Pentagon officials to assure them that no government funds will be spent on any aspect of the game. Gladchuk said a Navy home game brings in about $4 million from tickets, sponsorship, television and radio rights fees and other revenues such as parking and concessions. The game essentially pays for itself, he said.
So football will go on. Our government…well that’s another thing. Get it together Washington.