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Weinberg-Fine Stadium – Notre Dame Maryland Gators


Photos by Richard Smith, Stadium Journey


Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 2.43

Weinberg-Fine Stadium 3440 Associated Way Owings Mills, MD 21117



Year Opened: 2008

Capacity: 275

 

Gators Outside Of Baltimore

Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1873. It is right next door to the “Evergreen” campus of Loyola University Maryland (which shares a library facility). It was formerly an all-woman’s college, but that ended in 2023 as it is now co-ed. The university has over 3000 students.


The original name of the school was the Notre Dame of Maryland Preparatory School and Collegiate Institute. It also spent many years with the College of Notre Dame of Maryland name.


In 2011, the school attained university status with the addition of several graduate-level programs.


Notre Dame’s athletic teams are members of Division III of the NCAA. All sports but swimming compete within the United East Conference. Although the swim team does not compete within a conference, it participates in the yearly Old Dominion Athletic Conference swim championships.


The university’s sports teams are known as the Gators.


Weinberg-Fine Stadium is the home of the Gator's softball team and is located 15 miles away from the college's Baltimore location and instead located on the grounds of the Rosenbloom Campus of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. The stadium was formerly the home of Stevenson University softball, which has now moved just a couple miles down the road to a new complex.


Food & Beverage 0

There is no permanent food stand at Weinberg-Fine Stadium. There is a concession stand located at the nearby sports fields but hours seem erratic and we would assume it is open very seldom. There also may be snack machines located within the community center building.


Atmosphere 3

There is not much to the Weinberg-Fine Stadium. There are two nice, brick stands on each side of the plate. You can also bring a lawn chair to watch the game further down one of the lines.


There is not much else in terms of atmosphere as it is a low-level Division III softball game. The team does have a PA announcer and plays walkup music for players.


Neighborhood 3

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).


Fans 2

The fan atmosphere will depend on the game. Unfortunately, the students do not tend to come to many games. The campus is located far from the field so do not expect to see many students attending games.


Access 3

Owings Mills Boulevard has an exit off of nearby Interstate 795. You may also find the stadium by way of Park Heights Avenue or Greenspring Avenue and not directly through Owings Mills.


The stadium is a pretty quick trip from I-795. I worried about traffic in an area that is pretty busy even on normal days, but the traffic was no problem. The Jewish community center has plenty of parking in the area and there are no issues here. Parking is free.


Return on Investment 5

You are not going to be watching the highest level of softball competition, but the cost is about the best you can find. That’s right, there is no admission cost. Combine that with free parking, and you have a pretty great night out.

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Extras 1

Weinberg-Fine Stadium is located within the Irvin Levinson Baseball Center at the Jewish Community Center, but we do not see any baseball fields here. Maybe they play lower-level youth games at the softball field but we could not find any information about this. It is a curious little extra.


Final Thoughts

There is not too much to see at a Notre Dame of Maryland University softball game, but the stadium is still a pleasant place to see some intercollegiate action.



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