Frequently Asked Questions
When is the game?
The game is Friday, December 27th 2013. Kickoff is at 2:30 E.T.
Where is the game?
This is the first year that the game is at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. The stadium is located at 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD. However, all bowl week events will take place in Washington, D.C.
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 10:00 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?
Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.
When does bowl week start?
Teams are expected to arrive December 23rd. However, a bowl week schedule will be released and posted on our website after the teams are announced.
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 tailgate pre-game 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.
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Will the game be on television?
The game will air live on ESPN, kicking off at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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?
Maryland fans will sit on the Gold Side and Marshall fans will be on the Blue Side of the stadium. A map of seating options can be found on our Tickets Page.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are available online or by calling 888-841-2787. For information regarding suites and group ticketing options for groups of 10 or more please contact Ryan Bartholomew at 202-776-2919 or email@example.com.
Do members of the armed forces get any special ticket pricing?
Complimentary tickets for the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be made available for Active-Duty 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 Ryan Bartholomew 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 88-841-2787 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.
Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott – 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Maryland Host Hotel: Mayflower Renaissance – 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Marshall Host Hotel: Renaissance – 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Which team is home and which team is away?
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?
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) [37 miles from stadium]
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) [25 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.