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Ludwig Field

Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field
Ludwig Field
Location University Boulevard and Stadium Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20740
Owner University of Maryland
Operator University of Maryland
Capacity 7,000
Surface Soccer - Bermuda Grass
Track - All-Weather
Opened September 16, 1995
Construction cost $2.5 million
Maryland Terrapins men's and women's soccer (NCAA) (1995-present)
Maryland Terrapins track and field (NCAA) (1995-present)

Ludwig Field (officially Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field) is a multi-purpose facility located on the campus of the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park, Maryland.


Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field was dedicated on September 16, 1995 and is home to the University of Maryland's track and field and soccer teams. Built at a cost of $2.5 million, the facility is named after former Maryland track head coach and Director of Athletics Jim Kehoe, and Bob and Louise Ludwig, long-time supporters of Maryland Athletics.[1]

In 2004, a state-of-the-art scoreboard was added to the north end of the stadium. In 2007, a media press box was installed behind the west grandstand and an additional 1,500 seats were added to improve the facility's capacity from 4,500 to 6,000.[2] In 2009, the capacity increased from 6,500 to 7,000.[3]

Maryland men's soccer has won six Atlantic Coast Conference soccer championships (1996, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013) and two NCAA national titles (2005, 2008) as tenants of Ludwig Field.

Attendance and Fan Support

Ludwig Field is one of the most well-attended college soccer facilities in the country. As of the 2012 season, Maryland has finished top-10 in attendance among all NCAA men's soccer programs each year since 2002.[4]

The support for the men's soccer team includes a passionate fan group known as "The Crew." The Crew was formed in 2003 by student Mike Mastrantuono and a group of his friends, and has since grown to nearly 2000 fans. The first appearance of The Crew was at the first home game of the 2003 season, at which Maryland defeated UCLA 1-0.[5]

Though the facility's capacity is officially listed at 7,000, Maryland routinely hosts larger crowds. On October 14, 2011, Ludwig Field hosted its then-largest crowd with 7,957 spectators for the Maryland men's soccer victory over Duke.[6] That attendance record was broken on September 6, 2013 when 8,397 fans looked on as Maryland men's soccer, in its final Atlantic Coast Conference season, defeated Duke.


  1. ^ "2001 University of Maryland Men's Soccer Media Guide". University of Maryland Athletics. Retrieved Sep 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Men's Soccer Digital Media Guide". University of Maryland Athletics. Retrieved Sep 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tangney Lifts Terps Past UNC, 1-0 . (9/25/2009)
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's Soccer Attendance Record Book". NCAA. Retrieved Sep 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Carton, Todd (11 September 2013). "Getting to Know the Crew". Testudo Times. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "#3 Terps Trounce #22 Duke, 4-2". University of Maryland Athletics. Retrieved Oct 14, 2011. 

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