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2023 Collegiate Rugby Championship Moving to April For First Time

National Collegiate Rugby has announced the 2023 Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held April 28–30 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the Washington D.C. area. This will be the first time the event has been held in April after a 13-year tradition of holding the tournament in late spring, as it was moved to late April […]

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Big East Moves Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments to Maryland SoccerPlex

The Big East Conference Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships presented by Jeep will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland, beginning in 2022. The agreement spans three years and includes the 2022, 2023 and 2024 postseasons. Since 2015, both the semifinals and finals of the men’s and women’s championships have been played on […]

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The Maryland SoccerPlex is now home to the first ever Sports Turf Institute apprenticeship program.

Maryland Soccer Foundation Establishes Sports Turf Institute

The Maryland Soccer Foundation has launched the Sports Turf Institute at The Maryland SoccerPlex, with a first of its kind apprenticeship program leading the way. Four apprentices, plus four existing staff members, are enrolled in the training program that offers both on-site and classroom education. When finished, the apprentices will leave with a total of […]

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Venues Planning for Summer of Recovery

Venues that regularly host youth and amateur sports events have had a hard time in the past year-plus of the pandemic, trying to keep expenses down with no revenue coming in and knowing that there were still things that could not be ignored. But when there is little activity at a venue, looking at things […]

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Fans cheer and take cell phone pictures during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Images

2026 World Cup Host Cities Race Heating Up

There are events that any destination would love to host, and then there are events that could transform a destination not only ahead of their arrival but for years to come. The 2026 FIFA World Cup promises to be one of those events and 17 cities throughout the United States are under consideration for 10 […]

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Matt Libber to Lead Maryland Soccer Foundation

Matt Libber has been named executive director of the Maryland Soccer Foundation, which owns and operates the Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Sports Center and SAM Soccer. Libber will begin the new position on January 2. He succeeds Trish Heffelfinger, who led the organization for 20 years and retired from the position this month. “Matt brings a passion […]

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