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Athletics Events to Return to Full Capacity in 2021-22

Masking Requirement to Remain, per County Guidelines

By Maryland Athletics Staff

Football game at Maryland Stadium

Photo by Greg Fiume/Maryland Athletics

The Maryland football team will play seven of its 12 games at Maryland Stadium this fall for the first time in a decade.

With Prince George’s County lifting all capacity and distancing restrictions for indoor and outdoor sporting venues, Maryland Athletics will welcome fans back to its events at full capacity for all 2021-22 sports, including football and basketball. 

In following the county guidelines, normal operations may resume with mask-wearing requirements in place. Masks are required for everyone over the age of 5, including those fully vaccinated, at all indoor venues, while on public transportation, and at crowded outdoor sites including concert venues and ticketed sporting events.

“We are very grateful to the officials in the state of Maryland, Prince George’s County and the University of Maryland who continued to safely navigate us through these difficult and unprecedented times,” said Athletic Director Damon Evans. “We knew the day would come when we could welcome our loyal Terp fans back to our venues at full capacity in a safe manner. This is wonderful news for our community and the entire state of Maryland.”

This fall, the Maryland football team will play seven of its 12 games in College Park, marking the first time since 2011 that Maryland will play seven games on campus. Also for the first time since 2001, the Terps will play all of their non-conference games inside their home stadium.

Maryland, which will play four of its first five games at home, opens its 2021 slate against non-conference rival West Virginia on Sept. 4 before welcoming local foe Howard on Sept. 11. Maryland will host Kent State for its final non-conference game on Sept. 25 before returning to league play on Oct. 2 at home against Iowa.

The Terps will host Indiana on Oct. 30 and then welcome Penn State the following Saturday, Nov. 6, before taking on Michigan in its home finale on Nov. 20. 

New this year, fans may secure season tickets by initially placing 1% down.

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