In successive weekends we’ll weather the bluster of Hurricane Irene and the roar of the Grand Prix. But the weekend after, we’ll cheer the debut of the new Stevenson University football stadium. The $5 million facility also features a new basketball gym, fitness center and a 3,000 square-foot weight room.
Not only is the 3,500 seat stadium new, so is the program. For the first time in its history, Stevenson (nee Villa Julie) is fielding a team. The Stevenson Mustangs are competing in Division III, along with other Maryland schools like Frostburg, Salisbury, McDaniel and Johns Hopkins.
The site of the new stadium has sentimental significance. It was the training facility of the much beloved, deeply lamented Baltimore Colts. It was here the fleet of Mayflowers mustered for their infamous pilgrimage to Indianapolis.So now, Marylanders will again have a happy association with the sports complex on Owings Mills Boulevard. The opening game is September 10th – under the lights – against Christopher Newport University of Virginia.
Congratulations to Stevenson !! This sparkling new facility is yet another asset to the Maryland sports scene.