The Navy Midshipmen will face off against the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation. Kick off is set for Thursday, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The game kicks off with one of Annapolis' newest traditions: the Military Bowl Parade, featuring The Budweiser Clydesdales. They will lead the parade line - along with Medal of Honor recipients, mascots, and team bands - from City Dock in downtown Annapolis to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium as part of the many special events throughout the day.
The Official Military Bowl Tailgate kicks off in the Blue Lot on the west side of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Admission to the tailgate is free and will feature music, games, food & beverages from fantastic Annapolis restaurants, and exciting giveaways for the first arrivals! In additon, there's also the 3rd Annual Bud & Burger Battle (held from 10:30 am-12:30 pm) where you can sample some of Annapolis' favorite burgers before voting for your favorite.
For the seventh consecutive bowl season, the Military Bowl will be benefiting the USO and will provide at least $100,000 to the USO. Complimentary tickets to troops and their families will also be distributed for the game through the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in early December.
Looking for parking while you're in town for the game? Click HERE for information on stadium parking, and HERE for parking options in downtown Annapolis, located only a short walk away from the Navy-Marine-Cops Memorial Stadium.
Staying in the Washington, D.C. area for the game? Round-trip transportation will be available on game day, running hourly starting at 9 a.m. at designated location. Click HERE for more information.
To provide a safer environment for the public a new bag policy in 2017 that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium. You can find complete list of options HERE.