Nov 9, 2012; Mount Pleasant, SC, USA; A view of the USS Yorktown from the pier before the start of the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Carrier Classic on the USS Yorktown. The Irish defeated the Buckeyes 57-51. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

USS Midway Museum Hosting Madden 25 Event

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With the Madden 25 release a full two months away, football fans are anxiously awaiting the newest edition of the greatest football game to ever grace a video game console.

The anticipation of Madden 25 isn’t restricted to just average joes and football fans, as the US military is showing it’s appreciation for the long-standing franchise:

San Diego’s USS Midway Museum is once again hosting a unique sporting event, with its flight deck being transformed into a football field this week.

The historic aircraft carrier is serving as the backdrop for a TV special promoting EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 25″ video game. Two TV shows will be recorded and will air later this year.

The Madden NFL Skills Challenge and Madden NFL Pigskin Pro-Am shows will feature football greats from Troy Aikman to Barry Sanders.

USS Midway Museum Marketing Director Scott McGaugh told 10News crews arrived on the carrier Monday.

“They have been working last night, through the night,” he said.

This is not the first time the USS Midway has been the backdrop for a sporting event. A college basketball game between San Diego State and Syracuse was played on the flight deck.

 

Madden 25 is scheduled for an August 27 release on the PS3 and 360. No release date has been confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

And don’t forget, if you buy a special $99 Anniversary Edition, you can qualify for a special deal that will enable you to get NFL Sunday Ticket on your tablet or computer for free for the entire 2013 season.

 

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