SOURCE: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

November 02, 2015 09:00 ET

New Conference, New Enthusiasm for Football at College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

College Park Maryland Hotel to Cater Tailgate for 1,000 Fans

COLLEGE PARK, MD--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - When the burgers and brats hit the grill as College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center prepares to cater a 1,000-person tailgate for the Maryland-Wisconsin football game on Nov. 7, 2015, the sizzle will symbolize the growing enthusiasm for college football in Maryland since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten Conference.

At College Park Marriott, where fans can relax in newly renovated guest rooms and dine just across the parking lot from Byrd Stadium, excitement is palpable on weekends when the University of Maryland plays at home. Even away games draw a crowd to watch on large-screen televisions and nosh on wings and craft beer at the new three-meal American pub and kitchen, The Common, in the hotel near University of Maryland.

"We are thrilled to host the University of Maryland Terrapins fans as well as the visiting fans," says Mike McCarthy, general manager, College Park Marriott. "The atmosphere is electric with fans trading stories and enjoying the other football games on TV in The Common."

Nov. 7 may be homecoming for the Terrapins, but 1,000 Wisconsin fans are signed up to party at a special tailgate catered by College Park Marriott and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Foundation and University of Wisconsin Alumni Association. Some guests will attend as part of a three-day travel package.

Restyled ballrooms and public spaces make the hotel near University of Maryland, College Park an ideal spot for fans to gather in close proximity to the action on the field. Owned by the University of Maryland University College, the hotel houses four of the school's art galleries and features a lush lawn for tented events.

Equal time is given to pre- and post-game celebrations at The Common, which offers locally sourced cuisine and artisan drinks. Prior to the remaining regular season home football games on Nov. 7 and 21, the restaurant in College Park, MD will feature a DIY Bloody Mary bar and orange and grapefruit crushes beginning at 11 a.m. Following the games, fans can revel in victory or revive their spirits with a raw bar featuring oysters and jumbo shrimp.

About College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Recently named one of four U.S. hotels to achieve LEED Platinum certification, College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located at 3501 University Blvd. East in Hyattsville, Maryland. The University of Maryland University College hotel is centrally located in College Park, Maryland, adjacent to the UMD campus and near the famous Byrd Stadium. The hotel's location is also convenient to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's White Oak campus and near the College Park Metro Station with quick access to Washington, D.C. A popular choice with business and leisure travelers, it features complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and free parking. For reservations and more information, call 301-985-7300 or visit Follow College Park Marriott on Facebook and Twitter.

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