1. Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame and History Center
Make sure to stop by the Terrapin Hall of Fame and History Center to pay tribute to all of the greatest athletes in Maryland history. The Hall of Fame is even home to the 2002 men’s national championship trophy and the 2006 women’s national championship trophy making it a must-see.
2. Maryland Madness
Maryland is home to the first midnight madness college basketball celebration. The tradition dates back to 1971 when Terps coach Lefty Driesell invited fans to a 1.5-mile team run. Over the years, the tradition has grown and most Division I schools have created their own midnight madness, but it all started in College Park so don’t miss Maryland Madness.
Take a minute to enjoy Maryland’s illustrious basketball history by taking in all the honored number and championship banners hanging at the Xfinity Center. These banners do an excellent job of showcasing the program’s illustrious history and allow you to relive all your favorite Terps moments.
4. Cole Field House Floor
On the wall of the arena’s lobby, you’ll find the floor from Cole Field House. The floor is a nice touch that shows off the history of the basketball program and is an excellent reminder of all the great Maryland memories made at Cole Field House.
You can see the Terrapins mascot Testudo cheering on the team and pumping up the crowd throughout the game. Testudo has been Maryland’s mascot since 1933 and is a big part of a Terrapins game, so don’t miss this lovable mascot.
6. Terrapin Team Shop
Those of you who are looking to pick up some Terps gear before the game will want to stop by the Terrapin Team Shop. The team shop is home to all kinds of Terps gear, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here.
7. Heritage Room
The Heritage Room overlooks the court and serves as a pregame restaurant. It can seat 400 and also holds banquets, meetings, and press conferences, so if you get the opportunity enjoy a meal at the Heritage Room before the game.
8. Student Section
The Maryland student section has a reputation for being one of the most raucous student sections in the nation. Maryland students aren’t afraid to show their emotions or use vulgar language, which helps them create one of the best home-court advantages in the country. If you want to sit with the rowdiest fans in the arena, then make sure to join the student section.
Like most college basketball teams, Maryland has a band that plays a variety of school songs. These songs do an excellent job of pumping up the players and also give the student section cues, so don’t be afraid to show some appreciation for the band when at the game.
The cheerleaders at Terps games are also a big part of the show. These men and women perform a variety of routines and bring everyone to their feet, so don’t miss them when attending a Terps game.