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File #: R-50-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/22/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/9/2023 Final action: 10/9/2023
Title: 2023 Military Bowl Parade and Football Game - For the purpose of identifying the Military Bowl Parade and Football Game that will be held on December 27, 2023, as a Major Special Event; and waiving charges for certain City of Annapolis costs related to city services for that event.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-50-23 First Reader, 2. R-50-23 Staff Report, 3. R-50-23 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. 2023 Military Bowl Foundation Introduction, 5. Military Bowl 2023 Information, 6. R-50-23 Signed (color), 7. R-50-23 Signed (b&w)
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2023 Military Bowl Parade and Football Game - For the purpose of identifying the Military Bowl Parade and Football Game that will be held on December 27, 2023, as a Major Special Event; and waiving charges for certain City of Annapolis costs related to city services for that event.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 50-23

Introduced by Mayor Buckley
Referred to:
Finance Committee

A RESOLUTION concerning

2023 Military Bowl Parade and Football Game

FOR the purpose of identifying the Military Bowl Parade and Football Game that will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, as a Major Special Event; and waiving certain City of Annapolis fees for services related to that event.

WHEREAS, Section 14.18.110 of the City Code states that "the City Council may exempt certain special events from fees by resolution"; and

WHEREAS, The daylong Military Bowl event on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, begins with a parade from the Annapolis City Dock to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, where the playoff football game takes place between top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference; and

WHEREAS, The Military Bowl game, organized by the non-profit Military Bowl Foundation, benefits the USO and Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation's 294-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers; and

WHEREAS, The Military Bowl is the culmination of "Bowl Week," which ends in the City of Annapolis with fans arriving for Military Bowl Eve followed by gameday, highlighted by the Military Bowl Parade featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and honoring the nation's Medal of Honor Recipients; and

WHEREAS, The five-year average Military Bowl game attendance is 27,525 people, leading to an overnight stay of an estimated 22,681 visitors, according to a 2019 survey by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 survey also found...

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