Xfinity Center is the indoor arena and student activities center that serves as the home of the University of Maryland Terrapins men's and women's basketball teams. Ground was broken in May 2000 and construction was completed in October 2002 at a cost of $125 million. It replaced Cole Field House as the Terrapins' home court, which had served as the home of Maryland basketball since 1955.Using our custom trip planner, College Park attractions like Xfinity Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The on-campus facility was originally named the Comcast Center after Comcast Corporation purchased a 20-year, $25 million corporate naming agreement when the arena opened in 2002. In July 2014, it was renamed Xfinity Center after Comcast's cable brand, Xfinity.
Xfinity Center, which has a capacity of 17,950, opened for Midnight Madness on October 11, 2002, and the first official men's game was a 64–49 victory over Miami University (Ohio) on November 24, 2002. In its first season, 281,057 fans visited to watch Terrapin basketball games for a per-game average of 17,566 as Maryland finished fifth in the nation in attendance. On January 25, 2012, the court was renamed in honor of Gary Williams, the men's basketball coach who retired the previous year.
Though Xfinity Center is the largest arena in the state of Maryland, it is the second-largest arena in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by seating capacity, just behind Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., which has an official seating capacity of roughly 500 more than Xfinity Center. The facility is also used for concerts, graduation ceremonies including those for the University of Maryland, state high school basketball tournaments, and other special events. Concert seating capacity is nearly 19,000.
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That tingle when the student section is covered by the huge MD Flag during a basketball game is nothing short of incredible. Every time it makes the hairs on my arms stand on end. The arena is...
That tingle when the student section is covered by the huge MD Flag during a basketball game is nothing short of incredible. Every time it makes the hairs on my arms stand on end. The arena is... more »
Was very impressed with this facility and the view options for watching a game! Easy access and lots of bathrooms!
Was very impressed with this facility and the view options for watching a game! Easy access and lots of bathrooms! more »
I'm now the problem mother of a high school graduate. The graduation took place at the Xfinity center on the University of Maryland campus. Plenty of room to accommodate all of those who attended as well as the graduates. Very easy to get to. This was a wonderful evening.
One of the premier college sports arenas in the nation. Besides the University's basketball arena, their are also wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics venues. A top sports facility with training rooms and team suites and offices. There are plans to expand also. Their is a parking garage as well as supporting lots in a pristine forested area.
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