The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefitting the USO, has announced that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will return to lead the Military Bowl Parade on Monday, December 28th. The parade, beginning at 11am, is one of several gameday traditions leading up to the kickoff of the Military Bowl at 2:30pm.
As has become customary, a color guard will step off from City Dock, followed by the Clydesdales, an array of bands, civic organizations, mascots, cheerleaders, youth clubs, and military-themed groups. Also featured will be several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, which is given for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The parade will make its way through the brick streets of downtown to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium where the free Military Bowl Tailgate will be held in the Blue Lot on the west side of the stadium. The tailgate begins at 10:00am.
“The Clydesdales have become a Military Bowl tradition and they have helped the parade attract great crowds,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “There are so many exciting events surrounding our game and we are looking forward to making another big splash in Annapolis. We are appreciative of everyone’s efforts, especially those at Katcef Brothers, Inc., and the City of Annapolis for helping organize these terrific experiences for fans at this year’s game.”
Sponsorship opportunities for the parade are available as well. Please contact Director of Development and Sponsorships, Bob Treseler for more information.
Navy, if bowl eligible and not selected to participate in one of the New Year’s six bowl games, will represent the American Athletic Conference against an Atlantic Coast Conference team in the 2015 Military Bowl. Kickoff is set for 2:30pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and the game will be televised on ESPN. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early as the game will sell out. You can get your tickets here or call 888-841-2787.
Check out our coverage of the 2013 game between Marshall University and the University of Maryland here, here, and here. And the 2014 game between University of Cincinnati and Virginia Tech here, here, and here!