Baltimore Ravens Tailgating Party
Justin Tsucalas

Sporting Events and Experiences

By Kathy Walsh
Baltimore Ravens Tailgating Party
Justin Tsucalas

From hometown teams to national sporting events, the Maryland sports scene is packed with options for spectators. Enjoy pro and big-time college football, Major and Minor League baseball, horse racing, motocross, hoops, Lacrosse—the official team sport of Maryland, and even roller derby!

NFL Football in Maryland

For football fans, there are two places to catch an NFL game: M&T Bank Stadium hosts the Baltimore Ravens and their legions of purple-clad fans, while Washington, D.C. fans can see their team play in red and gold glory at the Commanders Field in Landover. College fans can enjoy the Big 10 action with the Maryland Terrapins, root for the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy, or cheer on the perennial Colonial Athletic League powerhouse Towson Tigers.

Baseball Paradise: From the Baltimore Orioles to Great Minor League Teams

Baseball fans can watch the Major League Baseball Baltimore Orioles play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, considered by many the best ballpark in the bigs, or cheer on one of the state’s five minor league teams: the Aberdeen Ironbirds, the Bowie Baysox, the Frederick Keys, Salisbury’s Delmarva Shorebirds, Waldorf’s Southern Maryland Blue Crabs or Hagerstown Flying Boxcars.

Baltimore Ravens Fans enjoying Poe, the Ravens Mascott
Baltimore Ravens
Ball Snatch at a Baltimore Orioles Game
Mitch Lebovic
The U.S. Naval Academy Football Team
Naval Academy
Fair Hill Steeple Chase
Clark Vandergrift

Horse Racing at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and More

Horse racing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the storied Triple Crown. The Preakness has been held at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course each May since 1873. The Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, held annually each October at Laurel Park, brings together the best Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds with a big payday on the line. Bring the kids to the “Kid’s Korral” and enjoy on-track entertainment between races. Both tracks host races throughout the season as well as near-daily simulcasts. Finally, steeplechase enthusiasts can take in a race at one of the numerous cup events held around the state each spring, including Maryland Hunt Cup, held in April at Worthington Valley.

Live Your Hoop Dreams

Enjoy the thrilling Big Ten action of Maryland Terrapins basketball. Marvel at the high flying action of the men's team, or catch a Maryland Women's basketball game, assuming they’re not off bringing home another NCAA title. Navy, Loyola, Coppin, Towson and Morgan State also bring top notch Division 1 hoops to the hardwood. 

Lacrosse, Soccer and Other Sports

The Baltimore Blast play professional indoor soccer at the SECU Arena at Towson University or cheering on runners at the Baltimore Running Festival. For fans of college sports, options abound thanks to the nine local colleges and universities playing NCAA Division I sports, including the University of Maryland Terrapins.