The 34,000-seat stadium is located in Annapolis, Md., about one mile from the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy. The academy is located on the scenic Severn River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Navy won the first game ever played at the stadium, knocking off William & Mary by the score of 29-2.
The stadium, built in 1958 at a cost of $3 million, is named in honor of all of those who have served in either the U.S. Navy or the Marine Corps. The field at the stadium is named Jack Stephens Field, in honor of a donor who helped pay for the stadium's renovations between 2002 and 2004. Tho $40 million renovation project included the addition of state-of-the-art scoreboards, an new pressbox, luxury suites and other improvements.
The Midshipmen were victorious on the day of the stadium's re-dedication, knocking off rival Air Force on Oct. 8, 2005 by the score of 27-24.
Interestingly, the stadium has never hosted the signature event of the Navy football calendar year--the Army-Navy game. That's because that game has traditionally been played at a neutral location rather than at the home stadiums of either Army or Navy.