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Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Maryland Athletics
10-14-2017
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General Information


Prohibited in Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

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*
    • Chair Backs - Please refer to the Chair Back Policy for more information
    • 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.
    • Sign Poles or Sign Sticks
    • 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 Football A-Z Guide.

ADA Accessibility Services

Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium 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 Maryland Stadium


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

This season the Terrapins will host six Saturday football games at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. We strongly encourage all attendees to purchase game day parking permits in advance. There are 23 parking lots and 2 parking garages across campus that are available for football fans who purchased parking permits in advance. Fans who arrive on campus on game day without a parking permit will only be able to purchase parking at available street-side meters or in Terrapin Trail Garage (where grilling and open fires are prohibited). The cost of a single game permit is $17 and may only be purchased using credit/debit.

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

Parking for Disabilities

Disabled parking is available via the north entrance of Stadium Drive Garage. The cost of a single game permit is $17 and may only be purchased using credit/debit.

Vehicles MUST have a disabled license plate or placard to enter a disabled parking area. View the Football Parking Map to see where Stadium Drive Garage is located.

Requests for additional information regarding disabled parking and paratransit should be sent to transportation@umd.edu 72 hours prior to game day. The DOTS office can be reached by phone at (301)314-DOTS (3687) and is open Monday-Friday 8:15am to 4:00pm.

RV/Bus Parking

RV parking is available in Lot 11b, located across from the XFINITY Center on Paint Branch Drive. The lot is labeled and shaded yellow on the Football Parking Map.

RV parking is available beginning on the Friday before game day. Entry to Lot 11b is permitted from 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday and the lot will reopen for entry no later than 9 a.m. on game day. Guests must depart by noon on the Sunday following the football game. Please note there is no water or sewer hookups in this lot.

Parking must be purchased online before arriving to campus. RV parking is $150 for guests arriving on Friday and $75 for guests arriving on Saturday. Click below to purchase a RV/Bus game day parking permit.

Click Here to Purchase Permits

History


Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, nestled in the corner of the University of Maryland's campus, has been home to national championship football and men's and women's lacrosse teams, and to more than 50 ACC track and field champions. It served as the host to the Queen of England at a football game, and was the stage where the greatest high hurdler in history, Renaldo Nehemiah, performed his amazing feats. It also has been a regular site for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four, where several attendance records have been shattered.

Since opening on Sept. 30, 1950, when Maryland defeated Navy 35-21 in the dedication game before a then school-record crowd of 43,386 fans, Maryland Stadium, formerly known as Byrd Stadium, has undergone a number of major facelifts, three of which occurred in the 1990s. The first came shortly after the 1990 home season, when the Tyser Tower press box - a five-tier, 90-foot high, 160-foot long structure - was built on the stadium's south rim.

In 1991, construction was completed on a beautiful new football complex - since named the Gossett Football Team House - just beyond the east end zone. This $7 million building houses football coaching offices, meeting areas, academic computer lab, locker rooms, weight room facility and a medical support area.

A bronze Terrapin sits in front of the team house, its installation coming in 1992 as part of the celebration of the 100th year of football at the university. Following the 1994 campaign, Byrd Stadium's seating capacity increased by more than 12,000 to 48,055 when a massive upper deck was added on the stadium's north side. The cost for the renovation exceeded $45 million. With the addition of temporary seating - which took place in 2001 and 2002 - the stadium's capacity expanded to house more than 51,500 fans. The refurbishing of Maryland included new restrooms, bleachers and the stadium's first formal entranceway off of Field House Drive.

The Gossett Football Team House, concession stands, restrooms and stadium portals, designed by H.O.K. Architects of Kansas City, are enclosed in sand-molded brick that matches the Williamsburgstyle brick used on most of Maryland's 335 buildings. The brick gives the contemporary architecture a timeless veneer and unity with the university's traditional Georgian look.

Prior to the 2006 season, Maryland Athletics entered into a partnership with Chevy Chase Bank for naming rights for the field. Just prior to the 2009 season, the name of the facility was changed to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

The recently completed $50.8 million upgrade to Maryland began in November 2007 and included the expansion of Tyser Tower along the South concourse, allowing for the addition of 64 suites. Additionally, new mezzanine seating for 440 patrons was added, as well as a University suite for 200 guests. There are new work areas for the television, radio and print media, coaches and game-day staff, as well as improved seating for disabled customers.

Stadium Timeline

1950 - Byrd Stadium is constructed at a cost of $1 million. The original capacity was 34,680, but could be boosted to more than 50,000 with temporary bleachers around the rim of the stadium.

1953 - Maryland is home to the national champion Terrapin football team.

1955 - In a game billed as the "Best of the East" vs. the "Best of the West," Maryland defeated No. 1-ranked UCLA 7-0. Historians called that game one of the greatest of the decade.

1957 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited while former Terp head coach Jim Tatum returned to the scene of his greatest coaching triumphs. The Terps went on to upset North Carolina in what then-head coach Tommy Mont later called his finest moment as coach.

1974 - The legendary Bear Bryant returned to College Park with his third-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 14. Temporary bleachers were installed for only the second time in stadium history to accommodate 54,412 fans, then the largest crowd ever at Maryland. Later in the season, on Oct. 11, the then-second-largest crowd (49,647) in Maryland history watched the 15th-ranked Terps defeat 17th-ranked NC State 20-10.

1975 - The Byrd Stadium attendance record of 58,973 was set when 14th-ranked Maryland played host to ninth-ranked Penn State.

1983 - Byrd Stadium played host to what was then its second-largest crowd, 54,715, as the 17th-ranked Terps met No. 20 West Virginia.

1985 - The Terps, ranked No. 1 in the preseason by Sport magazine, set the then all-time school home attendance record, averaging 49,385 for five games.

1994 - Following the end of the football season, renovations continued with the addition of an upper deck.

1995 - Seating capacity is 48,055 - an increase of 12,000 - following the completion of the upper deck on the stadium's north side.

2000 - Maryland celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2001 - The eventual ACC Champion Terps posted a 7-0 record at Byrd Stadium, besting the 6-0 home mark most-recently accomplished by the 1976 team.

2003 - Maryland went 6-0 at home while averaging a school-record 51,236 fans for the six dates at Byrd.

2004 - Remodeling on the Gossett Football Team House, which included meeting rooms, a dining facility and an auditorium, was completed during the summer.

2006 - Maryland enters a partnership for naming rights for the field. The Terps begin play on Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium.

2007 - In the spring, Maryland Athletics announced the $50.8 million stadium expansion project which includes 64 luxury suites, 440 new mezzanine-level seats, a presidential suite for 200 guests, new work areas for television, radio and print media, a new team shop and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. Construction began at the conclusion of the regular season.

2008 - A $1.2 million state-of-the-art scoreboard is installed prior to the regular season.

2009 - The completion of the $50.8 million expansion project. The name of the facility is changed to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

2012 - FieldTurf Revolution surface is installed prior to 2012 season. The project is the first of its kind in the United States and features exclusive new heat-reducing technology - CoolPlay - which, coupled with the patented silica sand and cryogenic rubber infill, provides the facility with the "coolest" infill technology.

2015 - The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted in favor of the recommendation made by University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh to change the name of Byrd Stadium to Maryland Stadium.

Top Crowds At Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium (formerly known as Byrd Stadium)
1. Penn State (11-1-75) 58,973
2. Virginia Tech (10-20-05) 54,838
3. West Virginia (9-17-83) 54,715
4. Alabama (9-14-74) 54,412
5. West Virginia (9-13-07) 53,107
6. NC State (11-9-02) 52,915
7. Boston College (11-10-07) 52,827
8. Virginia (10-20-07) 52,782
9. Georgia Tech (10-9-04) 52,733
10. Virginia (10-1-05) 52,656
11. Clemson (10-10-01) 52,462
12. West Virginia (9-17-05) 52,413
13. Penn State (10-6-79) 52,348
14. Florida State (10-30-04) 52,203
15. NC State (10-16-04) 52,179
16. West Virginia (9-20-03) 51,973
17. Northern Illinois (9-4-04) 51,830
T-18. Ohio State (10-4-14) 51,802
T-18. Michigan State (11-15-14) 51,802
T-18. Michigan (10-3-15) 51,802
21. Florida State (9-14-02) 51,758
22. Clemson (9-13-82) 51,750
23. Florida State (11-22-08) 51,620
24. The Citadel (9-13-03) 51,594
25. Boston College (11-19-05) 51,585
26. Clemson (10-4-03) 51,545
27. Virginia Tech (11-14-09) 51,514
28. Wake Forest (11-25-06) 51,500
29. Clemson (11-18-78) 51,376
30. Temple (9-11-04) 51,292
31. North Carolina (10-29-83) 51,200
32. North Carolina (11-1-03) 51,195

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