Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Goes to Maryland
Tournament runs second and third week of November
ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten men’s soccer tournament semifinal and championship games will be played at the University of Maryland’s Ludwig Field in College Park, Maryland, the conference announced Monday.
“The Big Ten is excited to head to Ludwig Field for the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. Maryland’s soccer program has years of tradition and pride that exemplifies the Big Ten,” said Big Ten Associate Commissioner for Sports Administration Wendy Fallen. “We are confident that our students and coaches will have terrific experiences.”
The men’s tournament will begin on Nov. 9 with the eighth and ninth seed playing in the first-round game at the top-seeded institution, followed by the top-four seeds hosting quarterfinal matches on Nov. 10. The tournament will move to Ludwig Field for the two semifinal games on Friday, Nov. 15 and the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Ticket prices, kickoff times and television coverage for all 2019 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament games will be announced at a later date.
About Ludwig Field
Since its opening in 1995, state-of-the-art Ludwig Field has been the home of the Terrapin men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as playing host to numerous other local soccer events throughout the past eight years. Due to the expanding horizon of Terrapin soccer and the growing interest in its achievement on the field, the University of Maryland embarked on a project that would bring the level of the facility on par with the excellence of the programs that played there. The $2.5 million facility was dedicated on Sept. 16, 1995, and is surely a cornerstone of collegiate soccer throughout the nation.
The complex is fully lighted with an all-weather track and sodded Bermuda grass playing field. The permanent lights allow for commonly scheduled night games. The lights also allow Maryland the ability to host NCAA tournaments and nationally televised games. In addition to the collegiate games played at Ludwig Field, the complex has played host to numerous U.S. and professional soccer matches, as well. In addition to the high level of competition created by the excellent playing surface at Ludwig Field, the complex was also created with the local soccer fan very much in mind. The facility is named after lifetime Terrapin friends Bob and Louise Ludwig.