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Arena Visit: Royal Farms Arena

To know the history of Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena is to know how the facility has ably served a major market despite being undeniably obsolete. While a replacement has been eyed for decades, the venue that first opened in 1962 as the Baltimore Civic Center continues to plug along, attracting major concerts, shows, and performances […]

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Baltimore eyes ambitious $1B arena/convention center proposal

It would be one of the most ambitious building projects in Baltimore history, as the Greater Baltimore Committee is proposing a billion-dollar expansion of the downtown Convention Center that would include a 18,500-seat arena to replace 1st Mariner Arena. Details of the proposal include a 400,000-square-foot Convention Center expansion, a 500-room Sheraton to replace an […]

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Baltimore arena plan shifts to waterfront

The search for the site of a new Baltimore arena has shifted from the current 1st Mariner Arena site and to an expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center, where a new 18,500-seat facility is now envisioned by city officials. The nonprofit Greater Baltimore Committee is exploring arena options after officials concluded 1st Mariner Arena coudn’t […]

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