9:30am - Parking Lots Open
   1:00pm - Ticket Office opens
   1:00pm - Navy Team Walk
   1:30pm - Stadium gates open
   3:10pm - Brigade March One
   3:20pm - National Anthem/Fly Over (weather permitting)
   3:30pm - Kickoff


Team Walk

Approximately two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff, a ship's horn signals the arrival of the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Originating at the Blue Angel in the southwest corner of the stadium, fans line the sidewalks to cheer on the Navy football team as it makes its way down the sidewalk and through NavyFest before walking up the drive where it enters the stadium.  Accompanying the team is the Naval Academy's Drum and Bugle Corps or the Pipes and Drums.

March On

One of the must-see events of a Navy game day is the March-On of the Brigade of Midshipmen.  Make sure you are in your seats as the entire Brigade of Midshipmen, more than 4,000 strong, makes its way from the Naval Academy grounds down Taylor Avenue and into the south entrance of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  The Brigade salutes both the Navy faithful and the visiting team's fans with its "hat cheer" and remain on the field for the singing of the National Anthem.

Push Ups

Following every Navy touchdown and field goal, direct your attention to the North end of the zone and watch the Plebes / freshmen pour out of the stands and perform a pushup for every Navy point on the scoreboard.

Playing of the Blue & Gold

One of the most time-honored traditions following every home Navy football game is the singing of its alma mater, Navy Blue & Gold.  The Navy football team stands at attention in front of the Brigade of Midshipmen and join the Drum and Bugle Corps for the playing of Navy Blue & Gold. When the visiting team’s band attends the game, the alma mater of the losing team is played first, followed by the winning team, giving meaning to the popular Navy rallying cry of “Sing Second!”



Purchase: Purchasing a season parking pass will benefit your game day experience. Once you purchase your season parking pass, you will be GUARANTEED a spot in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Blue and Gold) lots. Parking will not be sold for the stadium (Blue and Gold) lots on game day.

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 the Ticket Office at 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information.

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 (intersection 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).

Admirals Row Parking

Admirals Row season ticket holders receive a reserved parking space personalized with your name for all regular season home football games.  These are exclusive spaces located in the parking lots closest to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. For more information, contact Kyle Knichel at 410-293-8768 or knichel@usna.edu.


Looking for a more intimate setting for your group event? The choice is NavyFest. Treat your friends, family and clients to a Navy Football tailgate, complete with a wide variety of popular menu items served right in your own private tent!

Please contact Jordan Albright at 410-293-8791 or e-mail: albright@usna.edu or Tom Phelps at 410-293-8743 or e-mail: phelps@usna.edu to plan your event or with any questions.

Tailgating is allowed on Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium property only.


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.

Tailgating Tips

  • 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.

Stadium Policies

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.

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.

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.

Age Policy

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

First aid stations are located behind sections 1 and 101 on the Blue side, and behind sections 25 and 125 on the Gold side.

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.


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.

Guest Services

All ticket questions, replacement tickets, 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.

Midshipmen March-On

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.

Our Neighbors

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.

Permitted Items

Purses smaller than 8"x11", blankets, seat cushions, diaper bags, umbrella strollers, video cameras and fanny packs.  All bags (including purses) will be inspected.

Prohibited Items

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.

Re-Entry Policy

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 tickets@usna.edu.

Resale of Tickets

The resale of tickets at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is prohibited. Visit the StubHub link 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.