Developing Champions in Sports, Science and Life at University of Maryland
Cole Field House, the new home to University of Maryland (UM) football opening in 2019, will be an unrivaled multidisciplinary hub for sport, health, science, wellness and entrepreneurial education. The project converts the historic Cole Field House basketball arena in the heart of campus into an indoor football facility adjacent to the campus stadium in College Park, MD. The new football facility is leading-edge for Division 1 and Big 10 Athletics and will help UM continue to recruit and train premier athletes that enrich the school’s longstanding history of sports excellence.
Core to the dynamic building’s mission is its Terrapin Performance Center, dedicated space focused on helping UM athletes train, improve and compete. This space is anchored around a full-sized indoor football field and also offers two outdoor fields, an advanced strength, conditioning and hydrotherapy center, locker rooms, team meeting spaces, coaches offices and a dining facility. The space will offer a premier Division 1 athletic training experience and bring together nutritionists, academic mentors and career advisers focused on student success and peak athletic performance. It is connected to the campus football stadium via a tunnel that visually celebrates UM’s remarkable sports heritage.
Other key components of the UM Cole Field House include:
- The Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance which brings together leading researchers from UM Baltimore and UM College Park together to lead advanced studies focused on concussion and traumatic brain injury, genomics, brain imaging and other field related to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
- An Orthopedic Clinical Treatment Center will serve as a resource for thousands of patients in the region each year, with more than 40,000 sf of dedicated treatment space.
- The Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a dynamic space connecting students with exciting experiential-learning opportunities to work across disciplines and launch innovative ideas, products and companies.
The design preserves Cole Field House’s beloved entrance along UM’s Campus Drive and presents a pedestrian-friendly façade facing Maryland Stadium. Located in the heart of the UM Campus, the renovated Cole Field House is a beacon for sports excellence, innovation and campus pride.