Stadium Policies

Stadium Policies


ADA (Disabled) Seating

ADA accessible seating is available on the lower level of both sides of the stadium. These can be purchased online or by phone.

Age Policy

All children ages 2 and under do not require a game ticket for admission.


Beer is available for purchase (to those of legal age) at the concession stands inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Alcohol is allowed in parking lots and tailgating areas, and is available for purchase inside the Official Tailgate. Consumption of alcohol by underage drinkers will not be tolerated.

Lost Tickets

Each lost ticket situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If a ticket is lost before the game, please contact us

First Aid

First aid stations are located behind sections 1 and 101 on the Blue side, and behind sections 25 and 125 on the Gold side.


Gates to the stadium open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Guest Services

All ticket questions or event-related problems should be addressed at the Guest Services window located at the main ticket office on the North side of the stadium, outside of the 1953 Pavilion.

Lost and Found

Lost and found is located at the ticket office on game days. You may claim items during regular office hours by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.

Our Neighbors

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, the United States Naval Academy and the City of Annapolis share a very important relationship. Be mindful of the neighborhood surrounding Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Please respect the private property and the homes of our neighbors.

Permitted Items

Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container into the venue:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Prohibited Items

Drones of any kind, firearms, bottles (glass or plastic), cans, thermoses, coolers, alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink, large bags, folding chairs, umbrellas, professional cameras and tripods, noise makers, hanging banners/signs/sticks, chains, illegal substances, laser pointers, clothing containing vulgar language, large strollers, fireworks, aerosol cans, pets, pepper spray, and any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to
: purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, non-approved seat cushions or seatbacks, computer bags, diaper bags, binocular cases, and camera bags.

Re-Entry Policy

There is no re-entry to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Military Bowl gameday. Please note that this policy differs from regular Navy Football home games.

Resale of Tickets

The resale of tickets at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is prohibited.

Restrooms, Concessions and Souvenir Shops

These facilities are located within the stadium’s gates throughout the concourse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Gates open 90 minutes hours prior to kickoff. Portable restrooms are available outside the stadium’s gates. Concessions are available for purchase outside the stadium’s gates inside the Official Tailgate (free admission).


All fans in attendance may be subjected to increased security measures when entering the stadium. Please plan to arrive earlier than normal for the game, as enhanced security measures may delay access to the stadium.


Smoking is allowed only in the open-air areas in the Memorial Plaza at the North end of the stadium, and near the concession stand buildings at the South end of the stadium near the two large Blue and Gold tents. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas of the stadium.


Tailgating is allowed on Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium property only.

Small gas grills are permitted.

Fans are not permitted to take up extra parking spaces within the Stadium lots for the purpose of tailgating.

Fans wanting to tailgate with other vehicles are encouraged to arrive at the same time to the same parking gate. Our parking attendants will be able to direct you to spaces next to one another, if space allows. Reserving a space is not permitted in the lots at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

NMCMS Open Fire Policy

Federal, State and City laws strictly prohibit any open bonfires or campfires without a special permit. The Naval Academy Athletic Association will not authorize any special permits to be issued for home athletic events at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for any open fires for safety reasons. On the grounds of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium all cooking materials should be limited to charcoal briquettes and placed in covered grills only. Any person starting an open fire of any kind will face a federal, state or city fine and/or prosecution.

Additional Disclaimers

All stadium policies are subject to change without notification.

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Failure to comply with any regulations may result in removal from the lot at the owner’s expense. Fans who do not exercise their tailgating privileges in a responsible manner face forfeiture of their parking pass.

The Military Bowl Foundation, Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association are not liable for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents. The Naval Academy Athletic Association reserves the right to revoke a parking permit at any time for noncompliance with policy.