- Richard Smith
Tiger Field – Towson Tigers
Photos by Richard Smith, Jennifer Smith, and Emmy Smith, Stadium Journey
Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.57
Tiger Field Auburn Dr Towson, MD 21204
Year Opened: 2007 (Renovated 2020)
Soccer With Tigers
Tiger Field opened as the Tiger Soccer Complex opened in 2007 and is the home to the Towson Tigers women’s soccer team as well as the women’s lacrosse team. This location, adjacent to Johnny Unitas Stadium and SECU Arena, was home to earlier versions of soccer fields for the school.
In 2011 a more permanent set of bleachers was added, but it was in 2018 when a more substantial renovation started. Finally, in 2020 a new grandstand was added as well as permanent concessions, restrooms, and a press box.
The Tigers have had moderate success as a women’s soccer program. Towson has not had a men’s program since the end of the 2012 season, when the program was controversially discontinued, in part due to Title IX regulations.
Food & Beverage 2
The new permanent concession stand is an improvement over the temporary one located here previously. The options are still quite simple and like many Towson athletic facilities do not offer a great variety. The prices are decent.
The hill between the pitch and the SECU Arena is a nice place to watch the matches and also provides a nice atmosphere.
The “new” facility creates such a warm and comfortable environment to watch soccer matches. The permanent grandstand is not large but is much nicer than the older stands.
Doc the Tiger, Towson’s mascot, is often in attendance at matches.
Besides Johnny Unitas Stadium and SECU Arena, nothing is right by the field. Even though you may have to drive to most places, Towson is a semi-urban environment with a very large shopping mall and numerous restaurants in the area. Try the Charles Village Pub in the heart of downtown Towson for good food and drinks. Some other great options are Glory Days Grill and Sushi Hana.
Baltimore is also a quick drive away. Check out the Federal Hill neighborhood, south of the Inner Harbor. There are a few fun restaurants and bars here. Abbey Burger Bistro is one great choice. The beer selection is good, and they offer a dizzying array of burger choices, which are all likely to satisfy.
For many years, Towson was known as a commuter school. But in the last couple of decades, there has been an increase in residence students. Students are starting to come to games in more significant numbers. There are also many other fans who appear to be either locals or family of the players.
Towson is located right off the Baltimore Beltway/I-695. The only negative is that Towson is a maze of roads getting to the Osler and Auburn location of the sports complexes. Parking is free and plentiful, but be careful to check regulations for weekday matches.
Return on Investment 5
There is no admission charge and the food is reasonably priced so the return on investment is quite good.
Free programs are available for the matches.
Doc is a great mascot who makes the atmosphere better.
The hill overlooking the pitch is a great extra.
The changes to Tiger Field have taken a good location for soccer and made it into a very special soccer experience.