Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Navy Football/Lacrosse)
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is home to the Navy Midshipmen Football and Lacrosse teams, in addition to being the venue for the Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony each year. It is located approximately 1.5 miles from the Naval Academy grounds.
Prior to each home football game, the Brigade of Midshipmen conducts a "marchover," where they march from the Naval Academy yard to the stadium. About an hour prior to each game, the brigade conducts a march-on, where they march into Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium by company.
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium marks its 49th year as the home for Navy's football team this fall. This 34,000-seat facility was built at a cost of $3 million with all of the money raised through private contributions. The stadium was dedicated on Sept. 26, 1959, when Navy defeated William & Mary, 29-2 and was rededicated on Oct. 8, 2005, when Navy defeated Air Force, 27-24.
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Navy Marine Corps is the best stadium to see a Navy Football game! It's small and intimate so that there are no bad seats, but still gets loud during big games. Navy side is the Blue side and the away side is the Gold side, though for most games the away team only brings a small fan base. Kids can play on the grassy area under the giant scoreboard, so Navy games are a fun time for the whole family. Go Navy, Beat Army!
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