Navy to meet team from Atlantic Coast Conference in D.C.’s annual bowl game

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA) and DC Bowl Committee announced today that the 2011 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at RFK Stadium starting at 4:30 p.m. ET. The game, which benefits the USO, will be televised live nationally on ESPN for the fourth straight year.

This year’s bowl game will feature the Navy Midshipmen against an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponent. Navy played in the inaugural bowl game in 2008, losing to Wake Forest 29-19 at RFK Stadium.

“Last year we rebranded the bowl game to better reflect the game’s mission of recognizing and supporting our nation’s military so we’re especially pleased to have the Naval Academy scheduled for the game at RFK Stadium this year,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of the WCSA’s Sports, Entertainment and Special Events Division. “The nation’s capital is a prime destination, and this bowl game provides a nice boost to our local businesses and hospitality industry during the holiday season.”

As part of its overall mission and in tribute to the nation’s capital and military, the Military Bowl includes service academies Navy and Army and Conference USA in rotating years against the ACC.

Last year Maryland defeated East Carolina, 51-20, before a bowl-record 38,794 fans.

“Keeping the game during the heart of the college football bowl season was our primary goal,” said Steve Beck, executive director of the Military Bowl. “Now we focus our efforts on building on the success of the first three years with our new brand and charitable partner USO.”

Tickets go on sale at a later date. For more information, please visit www.MilitaryBowl.org.

 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman All-Time Results#

2008    Wake Forest 29, Navy 19                   MVP: Riley Skinner, Wake Forest

2009    UCLA 30, Temple 21                         MVP: Akeem Ayers, UCLA

2010    Maryland 51, East Carolina 20           MVP: Da’Rel Scott, Maryland

 # – In 2008 and 2009, bowl game was called EagleBank Bowl

About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has been held in Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium since 2008 and for the initial two years was entitled the EagleBank Bowl. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl 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. For more information, please visit www.MilitaryBowl.org.


About the Washington Convention and Sports Authority

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA) creates economic and community benefits for the District through the attraction and promotion of hospitality, athletic, entertainment and cultural events. The Authority owns and manages the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact for the city. The Authority also owns and manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the DC Armory and the surrounding Festival Grounds, and serves as the owner and landlord for Nationals Park. For more information, please visit www.wcsa.com.