2012 Football Season Fan Guide
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Dear Navy Football Fan,
Welcome to another exciting year of Navy Football. Whether you are a long time season ticket holder or a first time visitor to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, we thank you for being a part of our traditions. In order to make your trip to Annapolis easier and more enjoyable, we have created this brief fan guide for you, our guest, that provides basic transportation guidelines, a general layout of the facilities, basic stadium policies, restaurant and hotel suggestions, and other pertinent information.
The Naval Academy Athletic Association website offers up-to-date information on the site's main page during the football season; be sure to check out www.NavySports.com for game related information.
We eagerly anticipate the upcoming football season and look forward to seeing and hearing our alumni, friends and fans cheering for the Blue and Gold at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Director of Athletics
2012 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Policies
ADA (Disabled) Seating
ADA accessible seating is available on the lower level of both sides of the stadium. Guests who require accessible seating should contact the Navy Ticket Office to purchase those seats in advance.
All children ages 2 and older require a valid game ticket for admission.
Alcohol is not permitted inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Alcohol is, however, allowed in parking lots and tailgating areas. Consumption of alcohol by underage drinkers will not be tolerated.
Duplicate Ticket Vouchers
If tickets are lost, misplaced or left at home, a duplicate ticket voucher may be issued as a "replacement" ticket for full face value of the ticket. Once the original tickets are returned to the ticket office, a fee of $10 per ticket will be assessed. All duplicate vouchers are issued on game day at the ticket booth on the north side of the stadium, outside of the 1953 Pavilion.
First aid stations are located behind sections 1 and 101 on the Blue side, and behind sections 25 and 125 on the Gold side.
Gates to the stadium open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Fans with tickets to the Captain's BBQ will be allowed to enter the stadium 2 1/2 hours prior to kickoff at Gate P.
All ticket questions, duplicate vouchers, or event-related problems should be addressed at the Guest Services window located at the main ticket booth on the North side of the stadium, outside of the 1953 Pavilion.
Ticket Office Hours of Operation
The ticket office in Ricketts Hall is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
Game Day Ticket Office
On game days, the Navy Ticket Office is located on the North side of the stadium, outside the 1953 Pavilion. The Game Day Ticket Office is open 2 1/2 hours prior to kickoff through the conclusion of the game.
Lost and Found
Lost and found is location at the ticket booth on game days. You may claim items during regular office hours by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.
Purchase: Purchasing a season parking pass will benefit your game day experience. Once you purchase your 2012 season parking pass, you will be GUARANTEED a spot in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Blue and Gold) lots.
Individual game day parking will be very limited in the stadium (Blue and Gold) lots and only available on a pre-sold basis through the Navy Ticket Office. Parking will not be sold for the stadium (Blue and Gold) lots on game day. Individual game day parking is also available at Germantown Elementary for $20 per car, as well as shuttle services from nearby offsite lots.
Parking on the streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is prohibited on game days. Violators will be subject to tickets and / or towing.
Season and limited individual game parking passes may be available for sale by calling the Navy Ticket Office at 1-800-US4-NAVY.
Handicapped: For access to handicapped parking, please access the parking lot from Farragut Road on the North end of the stadium. In order to obtain handicapped parking, one must purchase a parking pass as well as have a state issued handicapped parking placard or license plate.
Oversized Vehicles: Recreational vehicles and bus parking is located at the North end of the stadium. Place have your pre-purchased oversize vehicle parking pass displayed and enter through Gate 1 along Farragut Road.
Opening/Closing: Cars may enter and park in the stadium lot for which they hold a pass any time after 9:30 a.m. on the day of the game. Cars must be removed from the lots no later than three (3) hours after the game.
Satellite Service: Harry S. Truman Park and Ride.
Auxiliary Lots: Germantown Elementary, State Parking Lots, Whitmore Parking Garage, and Gott's Court Parking Garage.
Purses* smaller than 8"x11", blankets, seat cushions, diaper bags*, umbrella strollers, video cameras and fanny packs.
* All bags will be inspected.
Bottles (glass or plastic), cans, thermoses, coolers, alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink, large bags, folding chairs, umbrellas, professional cameras and tripods, noise makers, hanging banners/signs/sticks, chains, illegal substances, laser pointers, clothing containing vulgar language, large strollers, fireworks, aerosol cans, pets, pepper spray, and any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate.
There is no re-entry until halftime at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. To be permitted to re-enter, guests must have their hand stamped as well as their game day ticket. For updated information on the re-entry policy, call 1-800-US4-NAVY.
Resale of Tickets
The resale of tickets at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is prohibited. Visit the Navy Ticket Marketplace at NavySports.com to learn how to resell unused tickets.
Restrooms, Concessions and Souvenir Shops
These facilities are located within the stadium's gates throughout the concourse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Portable restrooms are available outside the stadium's gates. Concessions are not available for purchase outside the stadium's gates.
All fans in attendance may be subjected to increased security measures when entering the stadium. Please plan to arrive earlier than normal for the game, as enhanced security measures may delay access to the stadium.
Smoking is allowed only in the open-air areas in the Memorial Plaza at the North end of the stadium, and near the concession stand buildings at the South end of the stadium near the two large Blue and Gold tents. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas of the stadium.
Tailgating is allowed on Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium property only.
Tents larger than 10'x10' pop-up are allowed only on the perimeter of the stadium and in the NavyFest area. Locations are available by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.
Small gas grills are permitted.
Fans are not permitted to take up extra parking spaces within the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium lots for the purpose of tailgating.
Fans who do not exercise their tailgating privileges in a responsible manner will face forfeiture of their parking pass for the remainder of the season and possible cancellation of season ticket privileges for future seasons.
All stadium policies are subject to change without notification.
Call 1-800-US4-NAVY or log on to www.NavySports.com for the latest stadium policies and information.