You don’t have to go to the big city to hear the roar of the crowd and see the glow of the stadium lights.
The Washington, DC, area’s professional sports teams might have the star names and fancy stadiums, but the minor league, semi-professional, and college teams playing in and near Southern Maryland offer just as much fun for the whole family – without the long drive or the pricey tickets and hot dogs.
Where can you see great sports in Southern Maryland? Check out our guide.
In Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Home runs have been launching out of Regency Furniture Stadium since 2008, when the Blue Crabs began playing at their Waldorf stadium. The team is part of the Independent League, and while the league is not affiliated with Major League Baseball, you will sometimes see a name you recognize on the roster!
The Beltway Bombers are a semi-professional men’s basketball team that makes its home at the College of Southern Maryland. The team’s first season was in 2016, and it is part of the American Professional Basketball League.
College of Southern Maryland
CSM’s Hawks compete in a number of sports in the National Junior College Athletic League (NJCAA), including men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, and soccer. There are also men’s baseball and golf teams and women’s softball and volleyball.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Southern Maryland’s own public honors college is home to many NCAA Division III teams for men and women, including basketball, baseball/softball, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, sailing, rowing, and more. See all of the Seahawk teams at the college’s website.
Near Southern Maryland
Take a drive outside Southern Maryland for even more nearby sports action!
The Baysox are a AA Minor League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and they make their home at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie. Website: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t418
This minor league basketball team is part of the Central Basketball Association, and its home court is at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. Website: https://www.playcba.com/page/show/2644474-baltimore-shuckers
How’s this for something new: Women’s football! The DC Divas are one of the charter teams of the National Women’s Football Alliance. Their home field is at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. Website: http://dcdivas.com/
If you love lacrosse, Annapolis is the place to be! The Bayhawks are a semi-professional lacrosse team that is part of Major League Lacrosse. They play their home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Website: https://www.thebayhawks.com/
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