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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
Purchase: Purchasing a season parking pass will benefit your game day experience. Once you purchase your 2015 season parking pass, you will be GUARANTEED a spot in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Blue and Gold) lots.
Individual game day parking is unavailable for the 2015 football season unless you have previously purchased a season football ticket. Please refer to the Satellite and Auxiliary Parking sections below for your game day parking needs.
Season and limited individual game parking passes may be available for sale by calling the Navy Ticket Office at 1-800-US4-NAVY. Season-parking passes are $120 for a regular-sized vehicle and $360 for an oversized vehicle (RV or bus). Subject to availability, single-game passes may become available in mid August to those that have already purchased a single-game ticket.
Handicapped Parking: 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. Please have your pre-purchased oversize vehicle parking pass displayed and enter through Gate 1 along Farragut Road. If your vehicle includes a trailer, you must utilize a perimeter parking area. Please contact Nolan Barry at 410-293-8786 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about perimeter tailgating.
Stadium Lot 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 for games that kick off at 3:30 p.m., and after 7:30 a.m. for games that kick off at Noon or 1:00 p.m. Lots close 1 1/2 hours after the playing of "The Blue & Gold".
Satellite parking is available at the Harry S Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S Truman Parkway just off Riva Road.
Shuttle service begins five (5) hours prior to the start of the game. Service continues throughout all games, ending approximately two (2) hours after each game's completion. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office at the Class of 1953 Pavilion.
Designated handicap accessible shuttles are available.
Shuttle service is provided by Annapolis Bus Company, Inc.
Directions to Satellite Parking: Exit US 50 at Aris T. Allen Blvd. [MD 665] (exit #22) and bear to the right (Riva Rd. exit). Right turn on Riva Rd. Right turn on Harry S. Truman Pkwy. Park & Ride is located on the right just before the MVA.
Germantown Elementary (200 Windell Road) provides a convenient off-site parking option located just a few blocks from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Game day parking is $20 for a single-space vehicle and $60 for an oversized vehicle. Payment is accepted in cash only at the lot.
Additional off-site parking options are available, including: Bladen Street Garage (insection of Bladen Street and Calvert Street); Gotts Court Parking Garage (250 Northwest Avenue); Park Place Garage (intersection of West Street and Taylor Avenue); and Whitmore Parking Garage (37 Clay Street).
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 Stadium lots for the purpose of tailgating.
Fans wanting to tailgate with other vehicles are encouraged to arrive at the same time to the same parking gate. Our parking attendants will be able to direct you to spaces next to one another, if space allows. Reserving a space is not permitted in the lots at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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.
NMCMS Open Fire Policy
Federal, State and City laws strictly prohibit any open bonfires or campfires without a special permit. The Naval Academy Athletic Association will not authorize any special permits to be issued for home athletic events at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for any open fires for safety reasons. On the grounds of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium all cooking materials should be limited to charcoal briquettes and placed in covered grills only. Any person starting an open fire of any kind will face a federal, state or city fine and/or prosecution.
DIRECTIONS TO THE STADIUM
From the north
Take I-97 South to US 50 East. Exit US 50 at Rowe Blvd. (exit #24) and bear to the right. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is on your right. Right turn on Farragut Rd. gives access to Gates 1 and 2. Right turn on Taylor (second right) give access to Gates 5, 6 and 7.
From the west
Take US 50 East. Exit US 50 at Rowe Blvd. (exit #24) and bear to the right. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is on your right. Right turn on Farragut Rd. gives access to Gates 1 and 2. Right turn on Taylor (second right) give access to Gates 5, 6 and 7.
From the south
Take I-95 North to I-495 East. Take I-495 East to US 50 East. Exit US 50 at Rowe Blvd. (exit #24) and bear to the right. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is on your right. Right turn on Farragut Rd. gives access to Gates 1 and 2. Right turn on Taylor (second right) give access to Gates 5, 6 and 7.
From the east
Take US 50 West across the Bay Bridge. Exit US 50 at Rowe Blvd. (South). Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is on your right. Right turn on Farragut Rd. gives access to Gates 1 and 2. Right turn on Taylor (second right) give access to Gates 5, 6 and 7.
2015 HOME SCHEDULE
9/5 Colgate (presented by BB&T) Noon
9/19 East Carolina (presented by Navy Mutual) 3:30 pm
10/3 Air Force (presented by USAA) 3:30 pm
10/24 Tulane (Homecoming) 1:00 pm
10/31 South Florida (presented by AAFMAA) Noon
11/14 SMU (Scout Day) 3:30 pm
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 under do not require a 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 duplicated by the ticket office, a fee of $10 per ticket will be assessed. All duplicate vouchers are issued on game day at the ticket office 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 office on the North side of the stadium, outside of the 1953 Pavilion.
Lost and Found
Lost and found is located at the ticket office on game days. You may claim items during regular office hours by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.
March-on will occur one (1) hour prior to the start of the game and Taylor Avenue will be closed from Rowe Boulevard to Gate 5.
The United States Naval Academy and the City of Annapolis share a very important relationship. Be mindful of the neighborhood surrounding Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Please respect the private property and the homes of our neighbors.
Purses smaller than 8"x11", blankets, seat cushions, diaper bags, umbrella strollers, video cameras and fanny packs.
All bags (including purses) will be inspected.
Drones of any kind, firearms, 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, a guest must have their game ticket scanned prior to exiting the stadium. Upon re-entry, the guest will have their valid game ticket scanned. You may not exit multiple times. For updated information on the re-entry policy, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or e-mail email@example.com.
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 two (2) hours 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.
Ticket Office Hours of Operation (Game day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
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.
Ticket Office Hours of Operation (Ricketts Hall)
The ticket office in Ricketts Hall is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. The ticket office can be reached by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY, by visiting the TICKETS link found at NavySports.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All stadium policies are subject to change without notification.
Call 1-800-US4-NAVY or log on to www.NavySports.com for the latest policies and information.
Failure to comply with any regulations may result in removal from the lot at the owner's expense. Fans who do not exercise their tailgating privileges in a responsible manner face forfeiture of their parking pass for the remainder of the season.
The Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association are not liable for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents. The Naval Academy Athletic Association reserves the right to revoke a parking permit at any time for noncompliance with policy.