Military Bowl leaving RFK for Annapolis

Military Bowl leaving RFK for Annapolis
May 20, 2013, 12:00 pm
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A general view of the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

(Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

The Military Bowl is changing venues.

After spending its first five years of existence at RFK Stadium, the 2013 edition will be played at Navy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, the DC Bowl Committee and Events DC officials announced on Monday. 

The game will take place on December 27 at 2:30 p.m. and pit a team from the ACC against an opponent from Conference USA. 

It will be the first bowl game ever played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1959.

“This move puts our game into a facility that honors the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces,” DC Bowl Committee President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is truly a venue that is in line with our mission of supporting our nation’s military and raising awareness for organizations supporting the Armed Forces. We expect a great matchup.”

The first game at RFK took place in 2008 as the Eagle Bank Bowl. In the 2010 event, 38, 794 witnessed Maryland thump East Carolina 51-20, but last year only a sparse crowd saw San Jose State beat Bowling Green, 29-20.