--> The University of Maryland completed a $3.0 million softball complex in Spring 2002. The facility is the latest improvement to a Maryland athletics program that already ranks among the top 10 institutions in the nation for female athletes, according to the 2001 fall issue of Sports Illustrated For Women.
Located adjacent to Maryland's state-of-the-art Comcast Center on the north side of campus, student-athletes will have access to locker room and weight-training facilities, an indoor practice gymnasium, athletic department offices and the academic support and career development unit.
Amenities at the state-of-the-art facility include:
- Stadium seating for more than 1,000 fans
- Underground dugouts with restrooms
- Two bullpen areas
- Four batting cages
- Light towers
- Concessions area
- Ticket booth
- Press box
- Natural Bermuda grass outfield
- Electronic scoreboard
- Ample parking
After playing the majority of its season on the road, the Maryland softball team couldn't wait to take the field in College Park. The players' dreams finally came true on April 10, 2002 when they played the opening game against local rival Towson at the $3 million Terrapin Softball Complex.
The stadium's many amenities were not all that the fans marveled about on this occasion. Amanda Bettker, who owns Maryland's second-best career ERA and wins total, fanned seven Tiger batters en route to her first complete game no-hitter. The Maryland offense was led by then-sophomore Jen Peel, who drove in three runs on a double to left field. Center fielder Samantha Sweeney, left fielder Casey Leiter, designated hitter Monica Cyphert, and right fielder Lauren Pollock also joined the Terps' hit parade and solidified a 7-0 victory.
The Terrapins hosted the 2010 NCAA Regionals for the first time in program history May 21-23, 2010. 14-seed Oklahoma, Big East champion Syracuse and Fordham all came to College Park for the first NCAA Tournament played at Robert E. Taylor Stadium.