Event Details, Ground Rules, and FAQ

Information on this page refers to the 2023 Annapolis Cup event. Please check back in Spring 2024 for information about next year’s event.

Event Map

Annapolis Cup Croquet Event Map 2023

Tickets & Admission

Admission to the 2023 Annapolis Cup is by invitation only. Members of the St. John’s College and Navy community will receive emails the first week of March with promotion codes and details on purchasing tickets. Ticket sales will not be open to the general public.

All attendees, including children, must have a ticket.

Tickets will not be available on the day of the match.

All attendees must enter one of the designated entry gates and wear an assigned wristband for the duration of the event. All attendees must show identification at the gate to verify age.

The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, the event will be canceled and not rescheduled for a later date.

No refunds and no exchanges. Reentry is allowed with issued wristband and security screening. Security reserves the right to not readmit attendees in violation of code of conduct. Tickets are nontransferable and not valid for resale. Ticket scalping is considered a violation of St. John’s community standards and will result in a permanent ban from the Annapolis Cup in the future.

All proceeds of the Annapolis Cup will go to the following charities:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, MD chapter
  • Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of MD
  • SJC Student Life Fund

Event Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m. Gates open (four designated entrances)
  • 10:30 a.m. Food trucks open
  • 11:15 a.m. Bars open
  • 12 p.m. Opening ceremony in the center of the croquet court
  • 12:45 p.m. Croquet match begins
  • 4 p.m. Bars close
  • 5 p.m. Entry gates close
  • 6 p.m. Match ends (varies based on pace of play)

Food and Drinks

Picnic food and sealed, nonalcoholic beverages are allowed. No outside alcohol is permitted. Coolers and bags are subject to inspection.

Food and beverage (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) will be available for purchase through vendors on campus.

Drink purchases will be made through credit cards digitally attached to the attendees’ wristbands. This is a cash free event. Please register for your wristband before the event by clicking here and following the prompts. Your wristband will allow you to purchase food and beverages during the event.

Any additional donations made at point of sale will go to the St. John's Student Life and Athletics Fund. Point of sale donations will be recorded anonymously and no individual making a roundup gift will receive a tax-deductible receipt.  From student art or sustainability projects, to croquet or sailing down College Creek, your gifts make the St. John’s student experience enriching, in and out of the classroom.

Drunk and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated. See Code of Conduct for more details.

Match Day Reminders

All attendees are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.

Guests are not permitted to set up or reserve spaces before 10:30 a.m. on the day of the match.

Only lawn chairs, blankets, strollers and tables lower than two feet are permitted in the area around the match site. No tents, large umbrellas, or grills allowed.

Guests must remove all items from their spaces and leave trash and recycling in designated areas.

All personal items must be removed from the campus grounds by 7 p.m.

What do I wear?

The Annapolis Cup is a fun time to dress up and show off your St. John’s or Navy spirit. Afternoon dress is suggested for this event. Summer/spring dresses, hats, lightweight sport coats, and ties are some of the attire customarily worn.

Code of Conduct

Attendees will be required to abide by the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so may result in no entry to the event, removal from the event, and potential banning from future events.


Handicapped parking is available in the Chase Stone lot.

General parking on campus is prohibited.

Free weekend parking is available at the state garage at the corner of St. John’s and Calvert streets.

Paid parking is also available at nearby city lots.

See where to park in downtown Annapolis.

Preferred Lodging

Local hotels

Local bed and breakfasts


We are offering one sponsorship level for the 2023 Annapolis Cup. Please note tent sponsorships are not being offered.

Host Sponsor - $1000

  • Two tickets to event
  • Access to Host Tent for you and one guest, including complimentary food and drink
  • Name recognition on event website
  • Invitation to purchase four general admission tickets

Become a Sponsor

Media Requests

A limited number of press passes will be available for the day of the match. Members of the media may contact Sara Luell, Director of Communications, at annapolis.events(at)sjc.edu no later than Friday, April 7, to request a pass. Publication-issued identification will be required for entrance at the gate.

Thank you to the 2023 Annapolis Cup Sponsors

Cullen and Ailsa Murray

F. Michael Smith

Gary Jobson

Joe Rubino

Robert Clark

Richard Franyo

A.R. Marani, Inc.