Montgomery County Known as Maryland's Gateway to the Nation's Capital, Montgomery County hosts several sporting events in its local communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Germantown annually. Today, the Maryland SoccerPlex hosts to numerous collegiate soccer events including the NCAA Men’s Division I Soccer Championship game. The professional women’s soccer team, the Washington Spirit’s home is at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
acres of parkland
Sport tourism is an important part of our local economy, The Maryland SoccerPlex alone welcomes over 650,000 visitors a year. Since the opening of the Maryland SoccerPlex in 2000 our community has been able to capitalize on bringing more sports tourism to our county. The availability of so much parkland in Montgomery County makes us an appealing destination for all sports whether it be biking or running events, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, golf or basketball.
The Maryland SoccerPlex has three synthetic turf fields and 19 natural turf fields. The natural turf is a mixture of Bermuda grass fields and Bluegrass fields. Six of the 22 fields are equipped with lights to offer games into the night. In addition to the plethora of the top of the line fields the SoccerPlex has to offer, The Discovery Sports Center is centrally located within the complex and offers eight basketball/volleyball courts.
Rockville Ice Arena
Located in the heart of Montgomery County, Rockville Ice Arena is the area's premier hockey and ice skating facility! The arena boasts three full-size rinks, each available for figure skating, hockey, and community skating activities. Two of the three rinks also offer bleacher seating suitable for games and showcases, and we have twelve locker rooms available for your hockey teams' or other skating groups' needs.