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2019 Croquet Ground Rules

2019 Annapolis Cup Tickets

general Public

  • The event will be held rain or shine.
  • No re-entry, no refunds, and no exchanges.
  • Children ages 12 and younger may attend for free—no tickets required.
  • All attendees ages 13 and older will need a ticket and are required to wear a wristband at all times. Those without a wristband will be asked to leave the event.
  • General admission tickets cost $20 each, are required for ages 13 and older, and will be sold online starting February 26.
  • Tent spaces cost $200, do not include tickets, and will be sold online starting February 26.
  • Tickets will not be available for sale on the day of the match.
  • All attendees must show identification at the gate to verify age.

St. John’s and Navy

  • Current St. John’s students, faculty, and staff may attend for free by showing their college ID at the gate—no tickets required.
  • Current midshipmen may attend for free by showing ID cards at the gate—no tickets required.

2019 Annapolis Cup Event Information

Food and Drinks 

  • Grills are not permitted on campus during the event.
  • Picnic food is allowed; food will also be available for cash purchase on campus.
  • Sealed, non-alcoholic beverages are allowed; soft drinks will be available for cash purchase on campus.  
  • No outside alcohol is permitted—coolers and bags are subject to inspection.
  • Champagne and beer will be available to purchase only with event drink tickets.
  • All attendees wishing to purchase and/or consume alcohol must show identification (proof of age) and will be given a wristband to wear all day.
  • Purchased alcohol is not permitted outside the match grounds.


  • Gates (four designated entrances) open at 11 a.m. 
  • Drink ticket sales begin at 11 a.m.
  • Bars open at noon 
  • Croquet match begins at 1 p.m.
  • Drink ticket sales end at 3:30 p.m. and bars close at 4 p.m.
  • Entry gates close at 5 p.m.

Match Day reminders

  • Pets are not permitted on campus during the event.
  • Guests are not permitted to set up or reserve spaces before 11 a.m. on the day of the match. (Students living on campus and those with reserved tent spaces are the exception.)
  • Only lawn chairs, blankets, and tables lower than two feet are permitted in the area around the match site.
  • The college asks guests to kindly 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. or they become the property of St. John’s College.


Parking on campus is prohibited. Free weekend parking is available at the state garage at the corner of St. John and Calvert streets. Paid parking is also available at other nearby city lots: Noah Hillman Parking Garage (Main Street), Gotts Court Parking Garage (250 Northwest Street), Whitmore Garage (37 Clay Street), and the Naval Academy Stadium (shuttle bus available). See where to park in downtown Annapolis.

Preferred Lodging

Local hotels

Local bed and breakfasts


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Media Requests

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