Annapolis Is Ready For Military Bowl

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The City of Annapolis is pleased to welcome the Military Bowl, presented by Northrop Grumman, tomorrow to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  The event will feature a match up between the Maryland Terrapins (7-5) and Conference USA East Division champion Marshall (9-4) with kick off set for 2:30 p.m.

The Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Jamie Summerlin – The Extra Mile

Jamie Summerlin displays his book, Freedom Run, at the Santa Speedo Run on Saturday. (Photo: Lisa Seborowski)

Jamie Summerlin displays his book, Freedom Run, at the Santa Speedo Run on Saturday. (Photo: Lisa Seborowski)

Jamie Summerlin ran across America in 100 days in 2012 to support our troops. For the Military Bowl, he will be recreating his final day on the road from that journey and raising money along the way to support our troops. He left from Shepherdstown, WV this morning at 730am and will arrive on the 50 yard line of Navy-Marine Corps Stadium at 7:30am tomorrow before attending a reception with the Governor and Medal of Honor recipients. He will be leaving from the running shop in Shepherdstown which donated the first 10 pair of shoes for his historic journey, running the 100 miles to Annapolis and then…going the extra mile for a total of 101 miles. His route will bring him down West Street down Admiral, to Poplar to Taylor into the stadium. People are encouraged to join Jamie for the extra mile and to finish his run.  To read more about Jamies’s historic run, his current run, or to contribute, please visit FreedomRunUSA.com.

Military Bowl Parade

clydesdales1Game day festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. with the Military Bowl Parade, led by the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. The parade will start at City Dock, travel up Main Street, around Church Circle (counterclockwise)  to College Avenue, turning left on (inbound) Bladen Street, continuing along Rowe Boulevard, taking a left on Taylor Avenue and ending up at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, will be the Grand Marshal of the Military Bowl Parade that will kick off gameday festivities on Friday, Dec. 27. Additionally, the parade and game will honor several Medal of Honor recipients.

The parade, which will be led by the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales, begins in downtown Annapolis near City Dock at 11 a.m. The route proceeds up Main Street before eventually working its way to Rowe Boulevard and concluding on Taylor Avenue adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The parade is expected to take about 90 minutes for all 30 units to move from City Dock to the stadium. Roads along the route will be closed from 11-11:45 a.m. and will open on a rolling basis as the parade progresses to the stadium.

Please be aware that no parking will be allowed at City Dock or along Main Street on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

General Information

Parking information:

  • General parking at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will open at 10 a.m. (Stadium parking can be purchased in advance at http://bit.ly/1gElH2H)
  • Noah Hillman Parking Garage, 150 Gorman Street, is open 24/7
  • Gotts Court Parking Garage, 25 Northwest Street, is open 24-7
  • Knighton Parking Garage, 1A Colonial Avenue, is open 24/7
  • Park Place, 5 Park Place, is open 24/7
  • Germantown Elementary, 200 Windell Avenue, will have additional parking on game day opening at 8 a.m.

The Circulator will run its normal route, making a loop through downtown Annapolis, stopping at all 4 City garages listed above. It loops from City Dock, up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street and ending at Park Place and back around to City Dock starting at 8 a.m.  The Circulator will not run along the parade route between 11 a.m. and noon.

However, there will be an extended Circulator route running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday for the game. The extended route will pick up at Park Place, travel down Taylor Avenue and around to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Circulator-Dark-BackgroundBoth the Circulator routes for game day are FREE.  Just wave down the blue trolley and pick it up anywhere along its route.  Those attending the game are encouraged to leave their car at the stadium or at any of the City parking garages. It’s a short walk to West Annapolis, or jump on the Circulator and enjoy the nostalgic ride along West Street to downtown Annapolis and walk over the bridge to Eastport, or jump off at State Circle,  just a few blocks walk to Maryland Avenue, and enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops before and after the game.

Returning from the stadium, the Circulator will go down Taylor Avenue to Park Place and continue its normal route back through the Central Business District.  The City is adding an extra Circulator trolley to the route to ensure our 10 minute headways.

Also, Annapolis Bus Company will offer a free shuttle available at the Harry S Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S Truman Parkway just off Riva Road, opening at 9 a.m. and running until 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to order tickets for the Military Bowl, go to militarybowl.org.

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