The 2016 Military Bowl, the college football bowl game presented by Northrop Grumman, will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The game benefits the United Service Organizations (USO). Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and Events DC, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional with first-rate participants and seeks to generate broad support for the USO, positively impact the regional economy, honor the U.S. military and solidify the nation's capital as a leading college football destination.
This year’s Military Bowl will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Date and Time: December 27, 2016, 1 p.m.
Tickets to the game are $20, $50, and $75, on sale at www.militarybowl.org
Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD See a map of Annapolis
Parking in the stadium lots will be available on a first come, first served basis for $20. Stadium lots will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. Overflow parking is available at Germantown Elementary (200 Windell Avenue), Noah Hillman Parking Garage (150 Gorman Street), Gotts Court Parking Garage (25 Northwest Street), Knighton Parking Garage (1A Colonial Avenue), Park Place (5 Park Place), Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle) and Harry S Truman Park and Ride (Harry S Truman Parkway & Riva Road). The Annapolis Bus Company will offer a free shuttle to and from the stadium until 5:30 p.m.
Military Bowl 5K
This year’s game day activities kick off at 8:15 a.m. with the first-ever Military Bowl 5K.
Runners will start at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and follow a course into downtown Annapolis and back.
Military Bowl Parade
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Annapolis City Dock. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are expected to steal the show as the parade makes its way from City Dock, up Main Street, around Church Circle and out Rowe Boulevard en route to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Bands, cheerleaders, mascots, color guards and other performers will accompany the Clydesdales along the parade route.
Tailgates and Additional Activities
The schedule includes a number of activities for fans to enjoy. Among the offerings are the Official Military Bowl Tailgate and the Military Village. In the Village, fans can experience military assets such as a nighthawk helicopter, drones, Humvees, a mobile USO station, and have the ability to actually climb inside to see how they work from a unique perspective.
Military Bowl History
Since its inception in 2008, the Washington-area’s college football bowl game (called the EagleBank Bowl in its first two years) had been played at RFK Stadium. For the first time in its history, in 2012 the Military Bowl hosted a ranked team as San Jose State beat Bowling Green, 29-20, en route to finishing the season ranked No. 21 nationally. A bowl-record crowd of 38,794 saw Maryland beat East Carolina, 51-20, in 2010. For each of the past three years, the Military Bowl has donated $100,000 to the USO and distributed 5,000 complimentary tickets to military personnel and their families.
About the United Service Organizations (USO)
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families through top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services.
The organization provides critical support to deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. The programs and services are made possible by the American people, support by corporate partners and the dedication of volunteers and staff.
Official Website: www.MilitaryBowl.org