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XFINITY Center

Maryland Athletics
12-21-2016
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General Information


Prohibited in XFINITY Center

The Big Ten promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation in helping to maintain a family-friendly environment for fans of all ages, and in supporting the student-athletes, coaches and officials in a positive manner. Profanity or actions to incite, intimidate or threaten others will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. The list of items and/or activities prohibited during athletic competitions and events are as follows:

    • Pets*
    • Outside Food or Drink of any kind*
    • Illegal Substances
    • Fireworks / Firearms
    • Weapons (both real and facsimiles)
    • Flammables of any kind
    • Laser Pointers
    • Artificial Noisemakers
    • Strollers
    • Skateboards / Bicycles
    • Dangerous or Disruptive Behavior
    • Signage, Apparel or other Items that display, depict or represent recognizable symbols and/or words, including nooses and swastikas, that incite, intimidate, or threaten members of the University of Maryland community.
    • Any Items Resembling a Pole or Stick
    • Smoking
    • Soliciting / Loitering / Trespassing
    • Video Cameras
    • Umbrellas
    • Backpacks / Bags that are not clear and over 12” x 6” x 12”. Please refer to Bag Policy for more information.
    • Resale of Ticket
    • Pass-Outs / Re-Entry

*Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.

For additional information on prohibited items, please refer to the XFINITY Center A-Z Guide

ADA Accessibility Services

The XFINITY Center is designed with parking, restrooms, concessions, water fountains, ATM's, closed captioning and seating areas accessible to guests with disabilities. See Guests With Disabilities.

Directions to XFINITY Center


FROM BALTIMORE AND POINTS NORTH

  • Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495 West).
  • Take Exit 27 and then follow signs to Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately one mile south on Route 1; take the exit for 193 West (University Boulevard).
  • At the first light, turn left onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your right.

FROM VIRGINIA AND POINTS SOUTH

  • Take I-95 North to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Continue north on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately one mile south on Route 1; take the exit for 193 West (University Boulevard).
  • At the first light, turn left onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your right.

FROM VIRGINIA AND POINTS WEST

  • Take I-66 East or I-270 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore/Silver Spring.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately one mile south on Route 1; take the exit for 193 West (University Boulevard).
  • At the first light, turn left onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your right.

FROM ANNAPOLIS AND POINTS EAST

  • Take U.S. 50 West to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Go north on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately one mile south on Route 1; take the exit for 193 West (University Boulevard).
  • At the first light, turn left onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your right.

FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. (NORTHWEST/SOUTHWEST)

  • Take 16th St. North which becomes Georgia Avenue North at the Maryland/D.C. line.
  • Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately one mile south on Route 1; take the exit for 193 West (University Boulevard).
  • At the first light, turn left onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your right.

FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. (NORTHEAST/SOUTHEAST)

  • Take Rhode Island Avenue (U.S. 1 North) which becomes Baltimore Avenue North at the Maryland/D.C. line.
  • Proceed through the city of College Park.
  • Turn left at the main entrance (the intersection of Route 1 and Paint Branch Parkway).
  • Take the immediate right onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • The XFINITY Center will be on your left.

Parking


Game Day Parking Permits

We encourage all attendees to purchase game day parking permits in advance. There are 8 parking lots and 3 garages available for basketball fans who purchase parking permits in advance. Fans who arrive on campus on game day without a parking permit will only be able to purchase parking at Stadium Drive Garage or may park for free in Lot 1. The cost of a single game permits is $17 and may only be purchased using credit/debit. Shuttle services are available from Lot 1 and SDG. 

Please refer to the Basketball Parking Map for parking areas that are available for pre-purchase. 

Parking General Information

Click here for Towing Notice Sign

Click here to purchase Basketball Parking Permits

Anyone planning to park on campus can pre-purchase a parking permit, purchase parking at Stadium Drive Garage upon arrival, or park for free in Lot 1. 

Parking Regulations

XFINITY Center Lots that are impacted by Men's Home Basketball Games are 4b, 6, 9b, 11b, FF, NN, P1, P2, UU, XVL, XX1, Regents Drive Garage, and Stadium Drive Garage. These lots are closed four hours prior to tipoff and require a game day permit to enter. Faculty and Staff may continue to access their lot.

Non-Conference Games

Those parked in lots 4, 6, 9, 11 four hours prior to tipoff are NOT required to move their vehicles. Registrants in these lots attempting to park within four hours before until one hour after tipoff will be redirected to Lot 1.  Faculty and Staff may continue to access their lot.

Any vehicles parked within the 4b Director's Circle spaces or the TTG* reserve will be cited and relocated. 

Conference Games

Commuters and visitors parked in lots 4, 6, 9, 11,  move their vehicles three hours prior to tipoff. The resident students with resident UMCP permits parked in lots 6 and 11 do not have to move. Vehicles that must relocate but fail to do so will be cited and relocated. Parking will be available to registrants in Lot 1. Faculty and Staff with UMCP faculty/staff permits are not required to relocate. 

Please see the Tow Notice for lots 4, 6, 9, and 11 to see these restrictions.

Lot 5, (previously lot 4j) is no longer a basketball parking lot. Lot 5 is a 24hr restricted Resident student lot.

Any vehicles parked within the 4b Director's Circle spaces or the TTG* reserve will be cited and relocated. 

Relocated vehicles will be towed to lot NN behind the Chesapeake Building. 4b director's circle are relocated to non-Director's Circle 4b spaces.

Important:
While basketball games cause substantial changes to parking arrangements, bear in mind that other athletic events may also cause changes. Please refer to the athletic calendar for game schedules. 

History


Maryland's home for Terrapin Athletics was completed in the fall of 2002 and has already provided 11 seasons of toppled attendance records and memories on the hardwood. XFINITY Center provides a seating capacity of 17,950 fans for basketball, and serves as the home of Maryland gymnastics, as well as a campus site for university special events and select community events.

The Terrapins' first public basketball event was its 2002 Midnight Madness celebration, which has grown to one of the premier student events of the academic year. In its first season, 281,057 fans were on hand to witness Terrapin basketball games for a per-game average of 17,566 as the Terrapins finished fifth in the nation. The Terps went on to finish fifth in the nation once again in 2003-04, with a school-record 287,200 spectators packing the arena for 16 full sellouts and a capacity per-game average of 17,950. Maryland drew 299,391 fans to XFINITY Center during the 2004-05 season, again setting a school record.

In 2007-08, 341,050 fans came to the 19 home games at XFINITY Center, setting a school record for per-game average at 17,950. Last year, Maryland ranked seventh in the nation in home attendance and welcomed its two-millionth fan in the seven seasons the
Terrapins have played in their sparkling new home.

The honored jersey numbers the greatest men's and women's basketball players in school history, as well as banners commemorating the 2002 men's national championship and 2006 women's national championship, hang high above the court in XFINITY Center's rafters. The 2004 ACC men's tournament championship banner was added in the fall of 2004 and was joined by the 2009 ACC women's tournament championship banner in the fall of 2009.

Twenty suites provide enhanced viewing and entertainment capabilities for Maryland fans. Maryland's student section accommodates 4,000 of the Terps' perennial ardent supporters. Students fill the first 10 rows that ring the arena floor and a majority of seats on the arena's west wall - which at an intimidating 35-degree incline provides the Terrapins' with a unique home court advantage.

XFINITY Center houses the university's athletics administration offices and includes a 7,000-square-foot Academic Support Center, providing an enhanced study atmosphere for the school's student-athletes on 20 teams. An additional 1,500-seat gymnasium serves as home to the Terps' volleyball and wrestling teams, and Sprint Heritage Hall multi-purpose room is equipped to host banquets, press conferences, meetings and serve as a pregame restaurant suite overlooking the competition arena.

XFINITY Center is an excellent place for alumni and fans to enjoy their favorite sports and share in their common Terrapin spirit. Visitors can learn about the men and women who have forged the Maryland Athletics program among the nation's elite as they stroll through the Terrapin Walk of Fame and History. The Terrapin Team Store, located just off the soaring three-level atrium lobby, allows visitors to outfit their pride.

Maryland has once again reclaimed the status of having the best student activities center and arena in the country.

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