USM Board of Regents Approves Name Change of Football Stadium at University of Maryland, College Park

Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 11, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved a request from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) to rename its football stadium as Maryland Stadium.

The naming request followed a campus-wide discussion at UMCP concerning the removal of the name of the late UMCP President "Curley" Byrd. The request from UMCP President Wallace D. Loh was in response to findings of a workgroup formed to examine the issue, and was based on a rationale that this change allows the university to respect and honor its current diversity and values.

With the board's official approval having been made, UMCP will memorialize the late "Curley" Byrd in other venues on campus.

The full materials on which the board acted can be found here at Item 1d.

A news release from the UMCP campus on the decision can be found here.  



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