Homewood Field is often referred to as “the Yankee Stadium of Lacrosse.” But for football it is a quieter occasion. This is not a football school; no matter the success the current football team has attained. Expect the crowd to be small. Students don’t come to football games like they do to the lacrosse games. Across campus and the area, Homewood Field is called the “lacrosse field,” not by the other sports that play on it.
FedExField is a purely functional stadium in a less than desirable location. But the Redskins have a strong fan base that makes attending their games better than the physical environment itself allows. With that fact, and the knowledge that the team is trying to make things better for fans, we think the experience at FedExField is still worth a trip.
The Owings Mills campus of Stevenson University just happened to be right next door to the old Baltimore Colts training facility. Stevenson acquired the building and land and used it as the center of their athletic department. In 2006 it re-opened as the Caves Sports and Wellness Center. Some of the locker rooms and facilities are similar to the ones left behind by the Ravens, with necessary remodeling done.
Sewanee’s McGee Field is the South’s oldest college football field in its original location, and the fourth oldest in the nation. In the first game ever played there, then called Hardee Field, on November 7, 1891, Sewanee lost to Vanderbilt, 22-0. In 1897, Sewanee held John Heisman’s Auburn Tigers to a scoreless tie on this spot.
Hockey is the surprisingly biggest sport at this southern school. The Chargers are one of only two NCAA Division I ice hockey programs in the south, the other being Arizona State. In 1987, former Alabama governor George Wallace once declared Huntsville to be the “Hockey Capital of the South.” The UAH ice hockey program began as a club team in the late 1970s and were eventual two time NCAA Division II champions. They have had a tougher time now in Division I as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.