The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), announced that its 2018 game will kick off Monday, Dec. 31 at noon ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
For the fifth consecutive season, the game will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a team from the American Athletic Conference. This past December in the 2017 Military Bowl, Navy beat Virginia, 49-7 before an overflow crowd of 35,921. It was the third Military Bowl sellout in the past five years. Since moving to Annapolis in 2013, the Military Bowl has generated more than $87 million in direct economic impact.
“What a great way for football fans to celebrate the new year,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We can’t wait for another sensational Bowl Week in Washington and Annapolis and look forward to having so many fans join us to start the day on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2019.”
This past year, for the eighth consecutive bowl season, the Military Bowl provided more than $100,000 to USO-Metro and thousands of complimentary tickets to military personnel and their families. The Bowl also benefited Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s 290-acre retreat for recovering service members near Cambridge, Md.
According to a report prepared by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, the 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman directly generated $22.9 million for the Annapolis/Washington region and directly supported more than 11,400 jobs.
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