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.