The Military Bowl, the college football bowl game presented by Northrop Grumman, will be held in 2013 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 game will kickoff on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. It will be the first bowl game ever played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1959.
While this year’s gameday operations will move to Annapolis, all other bowl events will remain headquartered in Washington, DC. The week leading up to the 2013 Military Bowl will include a full slate of ancillary events, including the popular Military Village, Official Tailgate Party and Teams Luncheon.
Tickets will go on sale in October at www.militarybowl.org
Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD See a map of Annapolis
Tailgates and Additional ActivitiesThe 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 HistorySince 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