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Owings Mills East Softball Field - Stevenson Mustangs

Photos by Richard Smith, Stadium Journey

Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.14

Owings Mills East Softball Field

11005 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Year Opened: 2022

Capacity: 250

A History of Horses

Stevenson University was originally known as Villa Julie College. It has always been a bit of a quirky place. Originally located in the Greenspring Valley of Baltimore County and its Stevenson neighborhood, the college was an all-girls school until 1972 and did not even offer bachelor degrees until 1984. It also was entirely non-residential.

Eventually, the college desired to add housing and more of just about everything, so a new campus was added in Owings Mills. This expansion dramatically increased the college’s offerings and student population. In 2008, they decided they needed a new identity and changed their name to Stevenson University.

This main Owings Mills campus just happened to be right next door to the old Baltimore Colts training facility.

The new Owings Mills East Campus is located on the grounds of the former Rosewood State Hospital, a now-closed institution for people with developmental disabilities. There are some still abandoned buildings to the south of the campus. The Owings Mills East Campus, besides the softball field, has a track, an artificial turf field for field hockey, the baseball field, soccer and lacrosse multi-purpose fields, as well as cross country courses.

The Stevenson Mustangs softball team plays in the D3 MAC (Middle Atlantic Conference).

Food & Beverage 1

There is no permanent concession stand but at some games, there will be a small table with simple food offerings. There also may be other food available at other fields depending on the activities going on.

Atmosphere 3

The softball field is a simple affair, with one small stand behind home plate. The view of the field is pretty good as there is just netting only around most of the backstop. It almost seems to be so unique in that there is no chain or other backing, just a net.

Neighborhood 4

Owings Mills is a suburb of Baltimore, so there are plenty of shopping centers and restaurants in the area. The best options for places to go for food are Edo Mae Sushi (10995 Owings Mills Blvd), Five Guys Burgers and Fries (10902 Boulevard Circle), and Courtney’s Bagel Cafe and Deli (11000 Owings Mills Blvd).

The Owings Mills station of the Baltimore Metro subway system is located about a mile away from campus.

Fans 3

The fan atmosphere will depend on the game but unfortunately, the students do not tend to come to many games. The school is largely a commuter school.

Access 4

Owings Mills Boulevard has an exit off of nearby Interstate 795. The stadium is a pretty quick one-mile trip from the highway. I worried about traffic in an area that is pretty busy even on normal days, but the traffic was no problem.

Parking is free but could be hard to come by if many other games are going on at the same time at the complex.

Return on Investment 5

Games are free to attend and parking is free as well.

Extras 2

The former home of three professional football teams (Baltimore Colts, Baltimore Stallions, and Baltimore Ravens), the Caves Sports and Wellness Center is worth a quick trip back to the main Owings Mills campus. Try to remember 1984 and the pain and struggle that local football fans went through for years after the Colts moved away on a snowy night from this very location.

The whole Owings Mills East campus is so nice and well-designed. You may be able to see another sporting event at the same time as softball.

Final Thoughts

Stevenson has a nice, new softball facility that is easy to get to and cheap to attend. If you are in the area, this would be a venue we could easily recommend.

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