Due to the expanding horizon of Terrapin soccer and the growing interest in its achievement on the field, the University of Maryland embarked on a project that would bring the level of the facility on par with the excellence of the programs that played there.
The $2.5 million facility was dedicated on Sept. 16, 1995, and is surely a cornerstone of collegiate soccer throughout the nation.
The facility is an integral part of new construction for Maryland athletics. The complex is fully lighted with an all-weather track and sodded Bermuda grass playing field. The most recent update for the facility is the installation of a permanent press box in 2008.
The permanent lights allow for commonly scheduled night games. The lights also allow Maryland the ability to host NCAA tournaments and nationally televised games.
In addition to the collegiate games played at Ludwig Field, the complex has played host to numerous U.S. and professional soccer matches, as well.
In addition to the high level of competition created by the excellent playing surface at Ludwig Field, the complex was also created with the local soccer fan very much in mind. The field is located directly adjacent to Parking Lot 1 and close to the University Boulevard entrance.
The facility is named after lifetime Terrapin friends Bob and Louise Ludwig.