Official Military Bowl

Zero Waste Tailgate Festival

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Blue Lot

Admission: Free

The Military Bowl Official Tailgate Festival takes place in the parking lot outside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. For fans, the first stop of the Military Bowl presented by GoBowling.com experience is the Tailgate Festival. Visit the booths. Take selfies. Get giveaways. Purchase official Bowl gear. See the Clydesdales and more! The Tailgate is free and open to the public. Food and beverages from local establishments are available for purchase. For information about hosting a booth in the tailgate, contact Marc Goldman, Senior Director of Partnerships, mgoldman@militarybowl.org.

Zero Waste Initiative

The Military Bowl presented by GoBowling.com partners with Annapolis Green with the goal of producing zero waste at the Military Bowl Tailgate Festival and eliminating all waste throughout the game in hospitality areas.

Last year, these efforts led to 780 pounds of bottles and cans being delivered to a local materials recovery facility, where they subsequently were purchased by a manufacturer and made into REPREVE polyester, the material used to produce much of the Military Bowl’s merchandise.

Also, with the focus of creating an eco-friendly event, other than plastic and aluminum that was recycled, everything used in the tailgate and hospitality areas was certified compostable. That led to the collection of 1.5 tons of waste being diverted from landfills and turned into compost by Veteran Compost.

Veteran Compost employed a proprietary technique and natural decomposition to process these items, plus all food waste, into a soil amendment that benefits local farms and gardens. Bowl partners Katcef Brothers Inc. and Mission BBQ, caterers Bo Brooks and Main & Market, as well as stadium vendors also participated in the effort.

The 2022 Military Bowl was presented the Bowl Season Sustainability Award presented by REPREVE® recognizing the Bowl’s efforts going above and beyond its normal requirements to make a difference to the environment, the community and its fans. The award was presented during the Bowl Season Besties Awards Ceremony at the association’s annual meeting in Nashville.