Towson Center

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Towson Center
Towson Center.jpg
Location 7500 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21252
Owner Towson University
Operator Towson University
Capacity 5,250 (1,400 per side on fold out bleachers)
Opened 1976
Tenants
Towson Athletics

Towson Center is Towson University's 5,250-seat multi-purpose arena, in Towson, Maryland. The arena opened in 1976.

It was home to the Men's and Women's Basketball teams, the Volleyball team, and the Gymnastics team from 1976 to 2013.

On 16 October 1979 Towson Center hosted a concert by the rock'n'roll band AC/DC as part of its 'Highway to Hell' US tour.

In January 2011 it was formally announced that Towson Center would undergo a comprehensive renovation as part of the development of the new Tiger Arena, which will open in Spring 2013. Under the new development Towson Center's main arena will be subdivided into a basketball practice facility, a gymnastics practice facility, offices for the Department of Athletics, a new Sports Performance facility featuring 10,000 square feet of space for both sports medicine and strength/conditioning plus a comprehensive academic/life skills center.

Fields close to Towson Center[edit]

Softball[edit]

The Softball Complex is located behind the arena. It is home to the Tigers’ Softball team. Seating is located behind home plate and along the first and third base lines which can accommodate over 200 spectators. The playing surface of the field is grass.

Tennis[edit]

The Tennis Complex is located behind the Towson Center. This facility has ten (five lighted for evening play) USTA regulation tennis courts which are home to the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams. The men's tennis team was cut in 2006, leaving only the women's tennis team available. However, it later became a candidate for reinstatement.

Soccer[edit]

The Soccer Complex is located adjacent to the center. The stands are located along the sideline and have a capacity of 500 and the field is re-seeded and re-sodded every year. It serves as the home field for the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. A press box was added in Fall 2002, which is equipped with air conditioning and heating.

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Coordinates: 39°23′11″N 76°36′58″W / 39.386375°N 76.616238°W / 39.386375; -76.616238