Towson's stadium to honor Unitas

Colleges

April 27, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Towson University will announce tomorrow its intention to rename its newly renovated stadium in honor of late Baltimore Colts great John Unitas, according to sources.

Scheduled to appear at a news conference in the field house of the stadium complex are Unitas' wife, Sandy, and the Hall of Fame quarterback's teammate, favorite target and fellow Hall of Famer, Raymond Berry.

Unitas died Sept. 11 of a heart attack at age 69 while exercising at the Kernan Physical Therapy Center in Timonium. He had been supportive of Towson athletics as a community relations spokesman.

Towson University Stadium has undergone a $31.5 million refurbishing and expansion to become the third-largest facility in the Baltimore area behind Ravens Stadium and Camden Yards. More than 11,000 new seats have been installed.

The Tigers played football there last fall while construction continued on the complex. The facility is also the home of the school's lacrosse, field hockey and outdoor track teams.

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