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Encyclopedia > Byrd Stadium
Byrd Stadium
Facility statistics
Location College Park, Maryland
Broke ground 1950
Opened September 30, 1950
Owner University System of Maryland
Operator University of Maryland, College Park
Surface Grass
Construction cost $1 million USD
Tenants
University of Maryland Terrapins (NCAA) (1950-Present)
Baltimore Stars (USFL) (1985)
Seating capacity
51,500

Byrd Stadium is the home stadium of the University of Maryland Terrapins football team as well as the men's lacrosse team. The facility is named after Harry C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president in the first half of the 20th century. In August 2006, naming rights were sold to Chevy Chase Bank and the current name of the field is Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium. Image File history File links Byrd_stadium. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1856 Incorporated 1945 Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 14. ... University System of Maryland The University System of Maryland (USM) is a public corporation and charter school system comprising 13 Maryland institutions of higher education. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... University of Maryland, College Park The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to as the... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Philadelphia sports | Defunct American football teams ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... Harry C. Curly Byrd was a multi-sport athlete, football coach and university president in the first half of the 20th century at the University of Maryland. ... Chevy Chase Bank, FSB is one of the largest financial services companies based in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ...

View of the field at Byrd Stadium.
View of the field at Byrd Stadium.

Byrd Stadium, constructed at a cost of $1 million, opened September 30, 1950. For four decades, Byrd Stadium consisted of a horseshoe-shaped bowl with capacity of 34,680. In 1991, the five-story Tyser Tower, featuring luxury suites and an expanded press area, was completed on the south side of the stadium, as well as the Gossett Football Team House adjacent to the east endzone. In 1995, the stadium's capacity was raised to 48,055 though the addition of an upper deck on the north side of the stadium. In November 2001, as the football once again became an ACC-title contender, temporary bleachers were brought in for an additional 3,000 seats. Those bleachers remain to this day. In 2002, a full-color video scoreboard was added in the east endzone and an expansion of the Gossett Football Team House was begun. The athletic department hopes to parlay the success of the Ralph Friedgen era into a stadium expansion that will increase capacity to 65,000 in the next several years. Byrd Stadium's attendance record is 58,973 set November 1, 1975, in a game featuring the #14 Terps and #9 Penn State. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x857, 1088 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Byrd Stadium User:BigDT Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x857, 1088 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Byrd Stadium User:BigDT Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Ralph Harry Friedgen (b. ... It has been suggested that University Park, Pennsylvania be merged into this article or section. ...


The lone version of the Presidential Cup college football bowl game was held here in December of 1950. The USFL Baltimore Stars called the stadium home in 1985. The Presidential Cup Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played in College Park, Maryland, on December 9, 1950. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... Categories: Stub | Philadelphia sports | Defunct American football teams ...


It has hosted the Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship ten times. Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975...


On August 24, 2006, the Washington Post reported that the University of Maryland agreed to a $20 million naming-rights deal with Chevy Chase Bank in what's being viewed as a key component to the proposed expansion of Byrd Stadium. The university's football stadium is now known as Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium. Revenue from the deal will help pay for renovation and expansion of the stadium which will include luxury suites and an increase in capacity. ... Chevy Chase Bank, FSB is one of the largest financial services companies based in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ...


References

Current ACC Football Stadiums
Atlantic: Alumni Stadium (Boston College) • Byrd Stadium (Maryland) • Carter-Finley Stadium (NC State) • Doak Campbell Stadium (Florida State) • Groves Stadium (Wake Forest) • Memorial Stadium (Clemson)
Coastal: Bobby Dodd Stadium (Georgia Tech) • Kenan Stadium (North Carolina) • Lane Stadium (Virginia Tech) • Miami Orange Bowl (Miami) • Scott Stadium (Virginia) • Wallace Wade Stadium (Duke)

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Byrd Stadium :: (796 words)
Byrd Stadium, which celebrated its 50 birthday during the 2000 season, 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.
Situated at the foot of the campus' North Hill, the stadium is named for Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete as an undergraduate who later became head football coach and eventually served as university president.
The Byrd Stadium refurbishment was the first of its kind to be done without the supervision of Curley Byrd.
Byrd Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Byrd Stadium is the home stadium of the University of Maryland Terrapins football team as well as the men's lacrosse team.
In 1995, the stadium's capacity was raised to 48,055 though the addition of an upper deck on the north side of the stadium.
Byrd Stadium's attendance record is 58,973 set November 1, 1975, in a game featuring the #14 Terps and #9 Penn State.
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