Frequently Asked Questions

Game Info

When and where is the game?

The 2015 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The stadium is located at 550 Taylor Avenue.

Where can I park?

 Stadium parking is SOLD OUT. Only those with pre-purchased parking passes will be able to access the stadium lots on gameday. If you do not have a stadium parking pass, see below for our various overflow parking options. Have a plan in place before you arrive in Annapolis– please do not try to access the stadium lots without a parking pass. Gameday cash parking is not available in the stadium lots.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking lots open to the public at 8 a.m. on gameday. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic. Road closures for the parade begin at 10:45 a.m. Click here for additional parking information.

What time will parking lots open at the stadium?

Parking lots open to the public at 8 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early; road closures for the parade begin at 10:45 a.m.

Can I tailgate in the parking lot?

Tailgating is 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. There is no saving of parking spaces. Please note that lots do not allow reentry. For additional information please visit our Stadium Policies page.

When do doors open to the stadium?

Stadium gates will open to the public two hours prior to kickoff (12:30 p.m.).

When does Bowl Week start?

Teams arrive on December 23. Fan events in Annapolis will take place several days prior to the game on the 28th. Click here for additional Bowl Week info. 

What can I bring into the stadium?

For an answer to this question and many other stadium questions, please see our Stadium Policies page.

Can I purchase alcohol at the game?

Yes, beer is available for purchase for those 21+ at concession stands.  Beer is sold at the pregame Official Tailgate as well.

Will the game be on television?

The game will be televised live on ESPN.



Which team will sit on each side of the stadium?

The Blue side of the stadium is designated for Navy. The Gold side of the stadium is designated for Pitt. A map of seating options can be found on our Tickets page.

How can I get tickets?

2015 Military Bowl tickets are on sale now: click here to purchase

Can I show my [email protected] tickets on a mobile phone?

No. If the [email protected] delivery option is selected for tickets, the tickets must be physically printed. Mobile phones may not be presented at the stadium gates for entry.

Do members of the Armed Forces get any special ticket pricing?

Complimentary tickets for the 2015 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be made available for service members and their families. 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. Click here for more information on Tickets for Troops.

Do I need a ticket for my child?

All children ages 2 and under do not require a ticket.  All children over the age of 2 must have a ticket to enter the game. Additional ticket policies can be found in our Ticket Terms of Use on our Ticket Page.

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 online or by calling 888-841-2787 from from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST 7 days a week.

Where are the aisles located in each section?

When viewing the ticket map, aisles are located in the middle of the section for all sideline seats (Blue and Gold sides). Sections E-H have aisles on either end of the sections.


Family and Fans

Where can I buy Military Bowl gear?

Military Bowl merchandise is available for purchase online: click here to shop.

Where should I stay?

Official Bowl Hotels are listed below. Additional information (including how to book) can be found on our Hotels page.

Washington, D.C.:

Pitt Team & Fan Hotel: Mayflower Renaissance –  1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
NavyTeam & Fan Hotel: Renaissance – 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Official Bowl Headquarters & DC Media Hotel: JW Marriott – 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


Pitt Fan Hotel: Loews  – 126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Navy Fan Hotel: Westin  –  
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

Which team is home and which team is away?

Navy is the home team. Pitt is the visiting team.

Are there any Bowl Week events that we can attend?

Annapolis will host several events leading up to the 2015 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman.  Events include the Pub Crawl, WineWalkMilitary Bowl Parade led by the Budweiser Clydesdales, Official Tailgate and more. Please click here for additional information..

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.?