Byrd Stadium History
Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, or more commonly known as Byrd Stadium, is the home of
the University of Maryland Terrapins football and lacrosse teams, bringing a steady stream of amazing matchups to the field
every single season. The Terps, as they are affectionately called, made a big jump in 2014, leaving behind the Atlantic Coast
Conference for the Big 10 Conference after 60 years. Named after former head football coach and university president Dr. H.C.
Byrd, Byrd Stadium has undergone recent renovations to make it a first class venue and one that will make the game day experience
even more spectacular for Terrapins fans.
The stadium originally opened in 1950 and was able to seat just shy of 35,000
fans, and throughout the years, the stadium has been expanded with the times, adding seats to accommodate the growing popularity
of the sport. When it comes to college football, Byrd Stadium is one of the very best venues you'll find, so grab tickets
for family and friends and check out this incredible football experience for yourself. But don't make the mistake of thinking
it's only about the football, as lacrosse can be nearly as big on campus and the Terrapins tend to have some players that
make lacrosse one of the must-see sporting events at Byrd Stadium.
Byrd Stadium Events Hosted
opened in September of 1950, Byrd Stadium has been host to some of the most exciting games in college football. The University
of Maryland is known for their strong football program, winning 11 conference titles and a National Championship in 1953.
With the move to the Big 10 Conference in 2014, their level of competition gets elevated with new rivalries against teams
like the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers, who will all come to Byrd Stadium on the regular.
venue has made history outside of football, though, setting attendance records for the Men's Lacrosse Final Four. The stadium
has also hosted the many record setting Maryland Terps Track & Field events over the years as well. No matter the sport,
Byrd Stadium has seen some incredible individual and team performances, with many more to come in the future as the Terrapins
look to make a big splash in their new conference.
Byrd Stadium Trivia
What distinguished guest of the
university saw her first ever American football game at Byrd Stadium in 1957?
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip
enjoyed a game at the stadium between the Terps and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Byrd Stadium Experience
completed a state-of-the-art renovation just a few years ago, Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium is now a jaw-dropping venue
that truly needs to be seen to be believed. Adding 64 luxury suites and 440 mezzanine seats, the premium seating options for
Terps fans add comfort for fans, though come game day any seat is a good one as thousands of fans pack into the stands to
make sure that they don't miss a second of the excitement. From huge football games to some of the top lacrosse matchups of
the season, Byrd Stadium continues to have enough huge events to maintain its status as the place to be for sports around
College Park, Maryland.