GAMEDAY GUIDE

December 27, 2013 by  
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PARKING

Stadium parking lots open to the public at 10 a.m. on gameday. We strongly recommend arriving as early as possible to avoid gameday traffic.

STADIUM PARKING

Parking is no longer available for pre-purchase online, but plenty of alternate options are available. Parking passes purchased in advance allow entry through any of the stadium parking gates listed on the parking pass (Gates 1, 3, 4 or 6). A limited amount of additional cash parking will be available at those gates as long as there are spots available. We recommend arriving as early as possible in order to secure stadium parking.

BUSES AND RVs with pre-purchased parking passes should enter Gate 1 only. For additional gameday parking, please proceed to the Germantown Elementary School lot. Buses dropping off fans should enter Gate 1 and exit Gate 2. Passengers may also be dropped off at the Germantown Elementary School lot, a park and ride or a side street.

HANDICAPPED GUESTS should enter at Gate 2 and must have a state-issued handicap symbol or sign.

ADDITIONAL PARKING OPTIONS are available:
• Noah Hillman Parking Garage, 150 Gorman Street, is open 24/7
• Gotts Court Parking Garage, 25 Northwest Street, is open 24/7
• Knighton Parking Garage, 1A Colonial Avenue, is open 24/7
• Park Place, 5 Park Place, is open 24/7
• Germantown Elementary, 200 Windell Avenue, will have additional parking on game day opening at 8 a.m.
• Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle
• Harry S Truman Park and Ride, Harry S Truman Parkway & Riva Road, will open at 9 a.m. The Annapolis Bus Company will offer a free shuttle to and from the stadium until 7:30 p.m.

The Circulator will run its normal route, making a loop through downtown Annapolis, stopping at all 4 City garages listed above. It loops from City Dock, up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street and ending at Park Place and back around to City Dock starting at

8 a.m. The Circulator will not run along the parade route between 11 a.m. and noon. .

However, there will be an extended Circulator route running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday for the game. The extended route will pick up at Park Place, travel down Taylor Avenue and around to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Both the Circulator routes for game day are FREE. Just wave down the blue trolley and pick it up anywhere along its route. Those attend- ing the game are encouraged to leave their car at the stadium or at any of the City parking garages. It’s a short walk to West Annapolis, or jump on the Circulator and enjoy the nostalgic ride along West Street to downtown Annapolis and walk over the bridge to Eastport, or jump off at State Circle, just a few blocks walk to Maryland Avenue, and enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops before and after the game.

Returning from the stadium, the Circulator will go down Taylor Avenue to Park Place and continue its normal route back through the Central Business District. The City is adding an extra Circulator trolley to the route to ensure our 10 minute headways.

MILITARY BOWL PARADE

Game day festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. with the Military Bowl Parade, led by the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdales and Grand Marshal Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia. The parade will start at City Dock, travel up Main Street, around Church Circle to College Avenue, turning left on (inbound) Bladen Street, con- tinuing along Rowe Boulevard, taking a left on Taylor Avenue and ending up at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The parade is expected to take about 1 1?2 hours for all 30 units to move from City Dock to the stadium. Roads along the route will be closed from 11-11:45 a.m. and will open on a rolling basis as the parade progresses to the stadium.

Please be aware that no parking will be allowed at City Dock or along Main Street on Friday, December 27, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium box office is located on the north side of the stadium. The box office will open at 11 a.m. on gameday. The box office includes Ticket Sales, Public Will Call, VIP Will Call, Media Will Call and USO voucher redemption. The Maryland and Marshall Will Calls will also be located in this area.

DC SHUTTLE INFO

Shuttles will run from each of the Military Bowl hotels in Washington, D.C., starting at 10:30 a.m. on gameday. Roundtrip tickets are $25 and can be purchased online in advance. Please visit the Travel Info tab at militarybowl.org for additional information.

UNIFORMED MILITARY PERSONNEL

The Military Bowl encourages service members to attend the game in uniform. Pentagon Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Sodexo and Papa Johns to provide free pizzas to uniformed military personnel on game day. Pizza vouchers will be available at the USO voucher redemption windows at the stadium box office.

OFFICIAL TAILGATE

The official tailgate party will open at 10 a.m., with entertainment kicking off at 11 a.m. in the West/Blue parking lot. Admission to the tailgate is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The tailgate features live music from the popular reggae band Jah Works, which has been a member of Armed Forces Entertainment, and the popular local country music band Brady J & the Reaction. Budweiser Build-A-Bars and the Clydesdales will help round out the pregame party.

INDIVIDUAL TAILGATING

Tailgating will be permitted within the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium parking lot for those with a valid parking pass and will be restricted to the area directly behind one’s car. No tents are allowed in the parking area. There will be no saving of parking spaces. Please note that lots will not allow re-entry.

NO STADIUM RE-ENTRY

Stadium gates open at 1 p.m. Re-entry will not be allowed at any gate at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

GAME DAY UPDATES

Follow us on Twitter @MilitaryBowl for updates throughout the day. We’ll keep you posted on the parking situation, traffic, the stadium and anything else you need to know for the best possible game day experience at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Still have questions? Check out the FAQ page under the TRAVEL INFO tab at www.militarybowl.org, send us an e-mail at info@militarybowl.org, or tweet us @militarybowl.

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