Soon to be the finest basketball facility in the mid-Atlantic, the new state-of-the-art Tiger Arena will should open in Spring 2013 and serve as home to the Towson men's and women's basketball programs, along with gymnastics and volleyball.
The $68 million building will house 5,200 rowdy Tiger fans, including 120 courtside seats, approximately 60 private suite seats and approximately 340 loge club seats.
Additionally, Tiger Arena will also feature a practice and strength facility for student-athletes, a massive video/scoreboard system above center court, a state-of-the-art multimedia studio and much more.
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Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas® Stadium is home to Towson University's football, men's and women's lacrosse, field hockey and track & field teams.
The sports complex, which underwent a massive $32 million renovation beginning in 1999, seats 11,198 spectators. Stadium renovations, which were completed in 2002, included an addition of 6,000 seats, an artificial turf, entry level plaza, concession stands, new restrooms, ticket booths, a four-tier press box, an elaborate field house and a promenade that conveniently connects the northside and southside seating areas. Prior to 2008, the stadium's Astroturf was replaced with FieldTurf. The FieldTurf was replaced prior to the 2012-13 academic year.
The four-story, 48,000 square-foot Field House provides Towson's student-athletes with an excellent collegiate facility. It includes spacious, modern locker rooms for each of its sports, an impressive athletic training facility, classrooms, conference rooms, an upscale equipment room, an academic resource center, a video-editing room and offices for the coaches. Designed to maximize exterior scenic looks, the field house includes windows that provide a stunning view of the adjacent playing area. A rooftop patio treats guests to a bird's-eye view of the athletic contests. The stadium is lighted for night play.
In summer of 2008, Towson University became the first NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school to install a Daktronics high-definition LED video and scoring system. TigerVision, the state-of-the-art HD video board system was installed in the west end zone of Johnny Unitas® Stadium. The cornerstone of the project is a nearly 45' high by 60' wide structure on the west end of Minnegan Field that consists of an HD LED video display scoreboard, backlit sponsor displays and backlit identification display.
Surrounding Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas® Stadium is an eight-lane (48-inch wide) Olympic caliber BSS 2000 track composed of Martins IS0-2000 Surface. The facility is also equipped with four Long/Triple Jump runways, Pole Vault, High Jump, and Steeplechase water jump pits.
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The 5,000-seat Towson Center Arena has been the home of men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and volleyball teams for more than three decades. Over the last 10 years, a number of improvements have been made to keep the facility a top-notch venue for all sporting events.
A portable wooden floor was added along with several renovated locker rooms, an expanded varsity weight room and upgraded signage and decorated lobby and balcony areas.
Inside the arena, which has 165,000 square feet of floor space, there are class rooms, locker rooms, a research lab, a curriculum center, a fitness center, a varsity weight room, a sports medicine room, a gymnastics room, six racquetball courts and six squash courts. The facility houses nearly 75 faculty and staff members.
The gymnastics practice facility is located in the Towson Center, just off the main arena floor. Tiger gymnasts train in the 8,500 square-foot room, which features a combination of AAI Elite equipment, Tiffin matting along with resi and loose foam pits at each apparatus area.
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The venue, built in the late 1960s, did not yielded a home loss from 2007-08 to 2010-11 for the four-time Colonial Athletic Association champion Towson women's team.
The facility is an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with depths ranging from four-and-half feet to 13 feet. There is one 3-meter diving stand as well as a one-meter stand. In 2001, the building underwent a $200,000 renovation replacing the filtration systems. The seating was upgraded to accommodate over 200 spectators.
In 2004, an upgrade brought a brand new timing and scoreboard system. This included stainless steel touch pads and two LED Daktronics scoreboards. In 2006, new custom KDI Paragon Starter's Platforms were installed by Recreonics sporting the Tigers' logo.
Additional renovations to Burdick Hall and the team locker rooms are ongoing, making the facility one of the premier natatorium's in the CAA and metropolitan Baltimore area.
John B. Schuerholz Park is the official home of the Towson University Tigers' baseball team.
Dedicated on April 29, 2001, the facility is named in honor of John Schuerholz, a 1962 Towson graduate and former baseball player. A Baltimore native and a member of the Towson Athletic Hall of Fame, he was a three-sport standout for the Tigers, earning all-conference honors in baseball and soccer.
Currently the president of the Atlanta Braves, he was the driving force behind the project. More than 125 college baseball fans, including 50 former Tiger players, contributed toward its completion.
With seating for 500 spectators and a fully-functional press box, Schuerholz Park is located in the heart of the University campus at the corner of Towsontown Boulevard and Osler Drive.
One of the more unique features about Schuerholz Park, with its distinctive mixture of biege and reddish brown brick work, are its dimensions; 312 feet down the left field line and 302 feet down the right field line. However, the deepest part of the ball park is right centerfield which is 424 feet from home plate. The power alleys are 373 feet in left center and right center.
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The Towson men's and women's golf teams moved to Towson Golf & Country Club (TGCC) for the 2012-13 season.
TGCC’s championship golf course, known as Eagle’s Nest for the property’s namesake on the Maryland Historical Registry, opened in 1971 under the direction of designer Geoffrey Cornish.
Located near the Loch Raven Watershed, the 18-hole golf course offers a rustic, rural splendor that is a serene hideaway only minutes from the beltway. Majestic dawn redwoods and sycamores frame the landscape, accented by streams, ponds, and bunkers that challenge all levels of golfers.
Penn A-1 bentgrass provides consistent smooth, fast greens to compliment lush bentgrass fairways and bluegrass roughs. Course yardages range from 6,719 yards from the championship tees to 5,598 yards from the forward tees.
(Information courtesy of Towson Golf & Country Club)
The Tiger Soccer Complex, home to both the men's and women's programs, is conveniently located adjacent to Johnny Unitas® Stadium and the Towson Center Arena.
The field is seeded and sodded every year with Bermuda grass, ideal for collegiate soccer. Both bench areas are equipped with two portable Kwik Goal team bench shelters as used by Major League Soccer teams and squads throughout international soccer.
New permanent bleachers were installed in April 2011 with a seating capacity of 600. Behind these newly installed bleachers is a small concourse equipped with ADA accessible seating.
There is a Daktronics scoreboard and accompanying sound system to meet the needs of game-day activities. The field, as well as the back practice field that mimics the Bermuda surface, are cared for year-round by the Tigers' grounds crew under the leadership of a Sports Turf Technician.
The Tiger Softball Complex, located behind the Towson Center Arena, is home to the Tigers' Softball team.
The field measures 200 feet down the right and left field lines and 220 feet to center field. Elevated wooden benches were installed in both team dugouts in February 2011 to allow for more seating, better views of the game, and more storage underneath each bench.
A pair of bullpens are located down the first and third base lines in addition to two outdoor batting cages beyond the right field fence.
Spectator seating is behind home plate and along the first and third base lines accommodating over 200 fans. The grass playing surface is maintained by the Towson grounds crew with the aid of an underground drainage system complete with sprinklers.
The Tiger Tennis Complex, home to the Tiger Tennis team, is located behind the Towson Center Arena.
This facility has 10 United States Tennis Association regulation courts, including five courts lighted for evening use. The courts were resurfaced in the fall of 2012. The Guardian Crack Repair System was installed over all structural cracks along with Latexite Acrylic Color Sealer to ensure the courts kept their colors.
The tennis courts are equipped with a sound system for game-day announcements as well as a small, covered picnic area.