The Maryland Soccer Foundation (MSF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation programs and services, funding the operation of the Maryland SoccerPlex, Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse, and SAM Soccer, and organizing or hosting events that create economic impact for the community through sports tourism.
On January 21, 1999, the Montgomery County Planning Board approved a proposal to build a $19 million dollar soccer complex in Germantown, MD. This joint venture between the Maryland Soccer Foundation and the MNCPPC brought the first public-private partnership to Montgomery County to produce the largest premier recreational facility in the Washington Capitol Region. With its ideal location surrounding the MD/DC/VA region combined with its breathtaking landscape and architecture, the Maryland SoccerPlex immediately set itself apart from all others.
In October of 2000, the Maryland SoccerPlex opened for play with 19 irrigated fields, and the 48,000 square foot Discovery Sports Center, now known as the Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse within the South Germantown Recreational Park. In 2008, 3 lighted synthetic turf fields were added to allow for more play through inclement weather. The 24-field dream was completed in 2016 with the addition of fields 1 and 2.
Never Stop Improving:
We continue to aim to improve our facility through the years. Currently, 12 of our fields are equipped with advanced drainage with the other 9 grass fields to be completed by the end of 2022. The advanced drainage system will decrease the need to cancel or delay events due to inclement weather. In 2020, the Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse polyurethane floor was resurfaced and LED lighting was installed to enhance the experience for all who play in the Fieldhouse.