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Armed Forces Bowl
Military Bowl is expected to draw a crowd, and economic bonus, to Annapolis
Military Bowl is expected to draw a crowd, and economic bonus, to Annapolis

After five years in the nation's capital, the Military Bowl is staking out a future in Annapolis, and city leaders are hoping to cash in on the cachet of hosting a nationally televised college football bowl game. With events including a flyover by a B-25 bomber and the landing of a parachute team at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, bowl organizers hope Friday's game between the University of Maryland and Marshall University (W.Va.) taps the military pride of Annapolis — home of the Naval Academy and plenty of Navy retirees. Previously, the bowl was held at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. But if organizers see red, white and blue, city officials, restaurants...

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