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Maryland Football Slated To Play Games At M&T Bank Stadium, According To Report

In a mild surprise, it appears the Maryland football team may be scheduled to play some future high-profile games away from their home field on campus in Byrd Stadium and instead at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Ken Murray of the Baltimore Sun has this nugget dropped into a larger article about an upcoming U2 concert.

In addition, [Maryland Stadium Commission Executive Director Mike] Frenz said the stadium will host a number of college football games in the next five years. Maryland will play West Virginia in 2013 and Virginia Tech in 2014. M&T gets the Army-Navy game in 2014 and 2016, and Navy will play Ohio State here in 2014.

West Virginia is a key nonconference rival, while Virginia Tech is a conference foe. The Terps began their season against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium last season.

SB Nation's Terps blog Testudo Times is in favor of the games:

Baltimore has always had a more Terp-heavy vibe than nearby D.C. Cultivating said vibe and rewarding the city sounds like a good plan to me. In fact, I wouldn't mind this becoming a yearly event, sort of like how Kentucky basketball used to always play one game in Louisville. Besides, it's a fun trip and would provide greater earning potential: not only will they have more seats for traditionally large fanbases, they'll also be able to draw in the casual Baltimore fan that they wouldn't be able to reach otherwise.