Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Game Info

When and where is the game?

The 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The stadium is located at 550 Taylor Avenue.

Where can I park?

 Stadium parking is available for purchase in advance here. Only those with pre-purchased parking passes will be able to access the stadium lots on gameday. If you do not have a stadium parking pass, see below for our various overflow parking options. Have a plan in place before you arrive in Annapolis– please do not try to access the stadium lots without a parking pass. Gameday cash parking is not guaranteed  in the stadium lots.

    • The Germantown Elementary School PTA and Phoenix Academy Staff provides convenient offsite parking options located just a few blocks from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Parking is $25 for a single-space vehicle and $60 for an oversized vehicle. Payment is accepted in cash only. Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. for the Military Bowl. For more information, please email [email protected]. Three lots are available:
      • Germantown Elementary School, 200 Windell Ave.
      • Phoenix Academy School, entrance at 322 Locust Ave.
      • Old Phoenix, 291 Locust Ave (oversize vehicle lot)
    • Harry S Truman Park and Ride, Harry S Truman Parkway & Riva Road, will open at five (5) hours before the game and end two (2) hours after the game. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office.
    • Annapolis Garages near the Stadium:
      • Park Place, 5 Park Place, open 24/7
      • Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle
    • Additional Downtown Annapolis Garages
      • Noah Hillman Parking Garage, 150 Gorman St, open 24/7
      • Gotts Court Parking Garage, 25 Northwest St, open 24/7
      • Knighton Parking Garage, 1A Colonial Ave, open 24/7

PLEASE NOTE: Parking lots open to the public at 8 a.m. on gameday. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic. Road closures for the parade begin at 9:30 a.m. Click here for additional parking information.

What time will parking lots open at the stadium?

Parking lots open to the public at 7 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early; road closures for the parade begin at 9:30 a.m.

Can I tailgate in the parking lot?

Tailgating is permitted within the N-MCMS Stadium parking lot for those with a valid parking pass and will be restricted to the area directly behind one’s car. There is no saving of parking spaces. Please note that lots do not allow reentry. For additional information please visit our Stadium Policies page.

When do doors open to the stadium?

Stadium gates will open to the public 90 minutes prior to kickoff (12:00 p.m.).

When does Bowl Week start?

Teams arrive on December 24th. Fan events in Annapolis will take place several days prior to the game on the 28th. Click here for additional Bowl Week info. 

Can I bring my bag into the stadium?

The Military Bowl has instituted a clear bag policy. For more information on this policy, please see our clear bag policy page.

Can I purchase alcohol at the game?

Yes, beer is available for purchase for those 21+ at concession stands.  Beer is sold at the pregame Official Tailgate as well.

Will the game be on television?

The game will be televised live on ESPN.

 

Tickets

Which team will sit on each side of the stadium?

The Blue side of the stadium is designated for Navy. The Gold side of the stadium is designated for Virginia. A map of seating options can be found on our Tickets page.

How can I get tickets?

2017 Military Bowl tickets are on sale now: click here to purchase

Can I show my [email protected] tickets on a mobile phone?

No. If the [email protected] delivery option is selected for tickets, the tickets must be physically printed. Mobile tickets can only be used if that was the delivery option to selected.

Do members of the Armed Forces get any special ticket pricing?

Complimentary tickets for the 2017 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be made available for service members and their families. Tickets will once again be distributed through the USO-Metro Ticketline. You can also donate tickets for military members and their families on our website. Click here for more information on Tickets for Troops.

Do I need a ticket for my child?

All children ages 2 and under do not require a ticket.  All children over the age of 2 must have a ticket to enter the game. Additional ticket policies can be found in our Ticket Terms of Use on our Ticket Page.

What happens if I lose my ticket before the game?

If you lose your ticket before the game please contact [email protected].  Each customer will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Can we re-enter the stadium?

No, unlike Navy football home games our fans will not be allowed re-entry.

I need accessible (ADA) seating for the game. How do I purchase these seats?

ADA seats are available for purchase like any other seat.  They can be purchased online or by calling 877-725-8849 from  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday-Saturday and non to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Where are the aisles located in each section?

When viewing the ticket map, aisles are located in the middle of the section for all sideline seats (Blue and Gold sides). Sections E-H have aisles on either end of the sections.

 

Family and Fans

Where can I buy Military Bowl gear?

Military Bowl merchandise is available for purchase online: click here to shop.

Where should I stay?

Official Bowl Hotels are listed below. Additional information (including how to book) can be found on our Hotels page.

Washington, D.C.:

Virginia Team & Fan Hotel: Mayflower Renaissance –  1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Navy Team & Fan Hotel: Renaissance – 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Official Bowl Headquarters & DC Media Hotel: JW Marriott – 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

 

Which team is home and which team is away?

Navy is the home team. Virginia is the visiting team.

Are there any Bowl Week events that we can attend?

Annapolis will host several events leading up to the 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman.  Events include the Pub Crawl, WineWalkMilitary Bowl Parade led by the Budweiser Clydesdales, Official Tailgate and more. Please click here for additional information..

Which airports are best for traveling to/from the game?

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (25 miles from stadium)

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) [37 miles from stadium]

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (62 miles from stadium)

What forms of transportation are available in Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C. has an elaborate Metro Rail and Bus system which can get you almost anywhere.  There are also taxis available for hire throughout the city.  Information about bus and train schedules can be found on the WMATA website.

Still have questions? Tweet them to us @MilitaryBowl or e-mail us at [email protected].