University of Maryland Baltimore County, Campus Event Center

Baltimore, MD
Construction Cost: 85,000,000
Area / Square Feet: 174,172
Occupancy Date: December 2017

The University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus Event Center establishes a new era for the school’s campus and athletics program. A comprehensive, all-in-one athletics venue designed as one of the premier mid-major NCAA Division I facilities in the country, the venue will be home to

the UMBC Retrievers men’s and women’s basketball programs and women’s volleyball team. It will be a cornerstone for the campus and responds to the school’s athletics success and growing student population.

The new arena is a major step forward for UMBC and promises to be one of the premier facilities in the America East Conference, helping the university recruit and retain premier athletes. Flexible and multipurpose in nature, the

event center has seating capacity for 5,500 spectators in its stadium bowl, including 1,000 seats on the floor. Beyond sporting events, the event center will also host commencement, concerts and various public speaker events.

The building also includes an academic center and a sports medicine facility for the school’s 400 student-athletes. Beyond the dollars and cents of the

project, UMBC has created a remarkably valuable events venue in a region that lacked such a facility. The building aims to enrich the lives of students and community members for generations.