When one thinks of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the thought of the Miss America Paegent comes to mind. However, football has had a long history underneath its roof dating back to 1930.
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.
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.
Playing in the Southern Athletic Association, the Trinity University Tigers have developed into one of college football’s most successful Division III programs in the country. In 2007 they gained national prominence for a play against Millsaps College that became known as the Mississippi Miracle. They were also runners up for the DIII National Championship in 2002, and have consistently fielded a playoff contending team.
Armfield Athletic Center, home of the Guilford Quakers, is a great venue for what it is. The 2,200-seat facility doesn’t hold many fans, and doesn’t have a video scoreboard, but does provide an idyllic setting surrounded by trees, with lots of nice brickwork, and is a hassle-free way to take in an evening or afternoon of football.