Military Bowl

Military Bowl, Sponsored by, Returns to Annapolis!
ARE YOU READY? Plan Your Stay!

The Military Bowl Foundation is excited to announce that the 2024 Go Bowling Military Bowl will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. This year's game will feature teams from the ACC and the American Athletic Conference, kicking off at 5:45 p.m. ET and televised on ESPN.

For the first time, the Military Bowl will be played in prime time... click here to read more!




Military Bowl at Navy Marine Corps Stadium


Parking Alert!

Parking onsite at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Game Day, Wednesday, December 27, 2024, is sold out. Head to our parking and transportation page for more options, or if you are staying in town, walk, Uber, or take the FREE circulator trolley.

What is the Military Bowl? 

The Military Bowl, presented by, benefiting USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, is a post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game. The game has been played annually in Annapolis since 2013 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

In the 2022 Military Bowl, Duke University defeated the UCF Knights 30-13. Watch the video for highlights. 


Navy Marine Corps Stadium field on game day at Military Bowl 2019


Military Bowl Foundation

For the 2023 bowl season, the Military Bowl will benefit the USO and donate at least $100,000 to the organization. In early December, the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore will distribute complimentary tickets to troops and their families for the game.

This year, Military Bowl organizers and sponsors will honor teachers in the National Capital region. Through the College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers program, the Military Bowl provides grants to deserving teachers for their classrooms and students. To nominate a teacher or learn more, visit the Military Bowl's website.

In addition to saluting teachers, The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl presented by These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.


The Budweiser Clydesdales march up Main Street during the Military Bowl Parade


Planning Your Visit to Annapolis

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales on December 26th in West Annapolis from 1-4 p.m. Revel in live music, food trucks, and a street festival as a lead-in to the BIG day. Afterward, join college football fans for an epic downtown Annapolis pub crawl with the Military Bowl's favorite pubs. Enjoy drink specials and special giveaways from 4-9 p.m.

One of the highlights of game day is the Military Bowl Parade! Pomp, circumstance, and the Budweiser Clydesdales are all part of this parade along Main Street in Historic Annapolis on December 27th. Come for the parade and stay to shop and dine in the historic district, a registered National Historic Landmark!

Plan to stay in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County for the big game. By searching our website, you can find overnight accommodation in Annapolis and the BWI Region. Need parking while you're in town for the game? Click HERE for information on stadium parking and HERE for parking options in downtown Annapolis, which is located only a short walk from the Navy-Marine-Cops Memorial Stadium. 

Are you staying in the Washington, D.C., area for the game? Round-trip transportation will be available on game day, running hourly at 9 a.m. at designated locations. Click HERE for more information.


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