Frequently Asked Questions
When is the game?
The 2014 Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off on Saturday, December 27. Fans should plan to arrive in their seats by 12:30 p.m. for pregame festivities before kickoff at 1 p.m.
Where is the game?
The 2014 Military Bowl will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The stadium is located at 550 Taylor Avenue.
Where can I park?
There is limited parking available at the stadium. Parking passes can be purchased for stadium parking on our website. There are several other lots near the stadium that will handle overflow parking as well as accommodate fans who do not purchase parking passes in advance. Additional information can be found here: Parking Options
What time will parking lots open at the stadium?
Parking lots will open to begin parking vehicles at 10 a.m. Additional information can be found here: Parking Options
Can I tailgate in the parking lot?
Tailgating will be 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. Additionally, there will be no saving of parking spaces. Please note that lots will not allow reentry. Additional parking information can be found here: Parking Options
When do doors open to the stadium?
Stadium gates will open to the public 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
When does Bowl Week start?
A Bowl Week schedule of events for both teams and fans will be released later in the fall. Team events are based in Washington, D.C., while a series of fan events are planned for Annapolis.
What can I bring into the stadium?
For an answer to this question and many other stadium questions, please see our Stadium Policies Page on the website.
Can I purchase alcohol at the game?
Yes, beer will be sold at concession stands. Beer will be sold at the pregame tailgate as well.
What is the best way to get from Washington, D.C. to the stadium?
Although the stadium is just a short drive from Washington, D.C., there will be shuttle services available for $25 round trip from bowl hotels. Furthermore, a Bowl Bus will be a transportation option as well. More information about both shuttle options can be found on our shuttle page.
Will the game be on television?
The game will be televised live on ESPN.
When will I get my tickets?
All orders places before December 18th at 8:00 p.m. ET will be shipped to the customer. All orders placed after that time will be available for pickup at Will Call on game day. If you have any questions please call 888-841-2787.
Which team will sit on each side of the stadium?
Team sidelines will be announced along with the matchup in early December. A map of seating options can be found on our Tickets Page.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets for the 2014 Military Bowl will be on sale early this fall. Keep an eye on MilitaryBowl.org and follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter for updates.
Do members of the armed forces get any special ticket pricing?
Complimentary tickets for the 2014 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be made available for service members and their families closer to game day in December. 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.
Do I need a ticket for my child?
What happens if I lose my ticket before the game?
If you lose your ticket before the game please contact our office at 202-776-2919 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 by calling 888-841-2787 or on our website. ADA seats are available at all price levels.
Family and Fans
Which hotels are the teams staying at?
We have 3 official Military Bowl hotels in Washington, D.C.
Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott – 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Team Hotel: Mayflower Renaissance – 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Team Hotel: Renaissance – 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Official fan hotels in Annapolis will be announced later this fall.
Which team is home and which team is away?
Home and away teams will be announced along with the matchup in early December.
Are there any bowl week events that we can attend?
A schedule of events will be posted on our website as Bowl Week approaches. Please continue to check back under the “Bowl Week” tab on our website.
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.