Maryland Sports attracts, promotes, retains and develops regional, national and international sporting events. Here are 10 of Maryland’s top facilities for hosting your next sports event.
Navy-Marine Corp Stadium
This state-of-the-art facility hosts local, regional, national and international events including Navy football and lacrosse games. Home to the Major League Lacrosse team Chesapeake Bayhawks, the stadium has a synthetic field surface, FieldTurf, which allows the stadium to be used 365 days a year. There are also two state-of-the-art video scoreboards, chair back seating, concession stands, end zone seating, luxury suites and additional sideline seating.
The 5,200-seat venue at Towson University hosts volleyball, gymnastics and basketball events in addition to concerts, commencements and more. The 17,000 square-foot arena opened in the fall of 2013 and includes four luxury suites, 340 club seats and was awarded the LEED Gold certification for being energy efficient.
Named the No. 1 arena in the U.S. by Billboard Magazine and Venues Today, Baltimore Arena holds a variety of events, including the Miss USA competition, Maryland’s first Mixed Martial Arts event and the CAA Men’s Basketball tournament. There are 11,000 seats in the arena, but can hold up to 14,000 for certain sporting events.
Harry Grove Stadium
As unbelievable as it may seem, when Harry Grove Stadium opened the doors in 1990 it was considered an innovation in stadium design because the entrance and concourse are at the top of the stands such that you walk down to your seat. And while just about every stadium today is designed the same way, after a sixty-year baseball drought in Frederick it’s safe to say that Harry Grove Stadium will always be one of the county’s most treasured venues.
Bulle Rock Golf Course
Winning many awards—including ranking the No. 1 best course to play in Maryland from Golf Digest, No. 59 on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2011-2012” and No. 26 on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2011” – the 18-hole, 230-acre course delivers quality greens.
The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park offers nine lighted soccer fields. Also located within the park are two pavilions, a clubhouse concession stand, walking paths to most fields and ample parking.
Home to the Minor League Hagerstown Suns, the stadium was built in 1930 and now features a renovated playing surface, seating improvements and a state of the art video board. The 4,600-seat stadium is complete with VIP sections, a beer garden and picnic area.
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
Boasting its 5,600-seat, 30,000-square-foot arena, in addition to 10,000 square feet of secondary space with a fixed stage, the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is home to over 400 events drawing more than 200,000 people each year.
North Worcester Athletic Complex
The North Worcester Athletic Complex has one senior league field, one junior league field, three little league fields and five multipurpose field- two with lights. The complex features concession stands, covered dugouts, batting cages and warm-up areas, and is open year round.
Roland Powell Convention Center
With 214,000 square feet on the inside and 10 miles of beaches on the outside, the Roland Powell Convention Center is a sporting paradise. Its performing arts center and over 50,000 square feet of exhibit halls allows the convention center to hold small and large conferences or cheerleading competitions of many sizes in the renovated rooms and Bayfront views.