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Encyclopedia > 1st Mariner Arena
1st Mariner Arena
Location 201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Broke ground 1961
Opened 1962
Owner City of Baltimore
Operator SMG
Former names
Baltimore Civic Center (1961-1986)
Baltimore Arena (1986-2003)
Tenants
Baltimore Bullets (NBA) (1963-1973)
Baltimore Blades (WHA) (1974-1975)
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL)(1984-1985, 1989-1990)
Baltimore Thunder (MILL, NLL)(1987-1999)
Baltimore Bayrunners (IBL)(1999-2000)
Baltimore Blast (MISL I)(1980-1992)
Baltimore Spirit/Blast (NPSL/MISL II)(1992- present)
Baltimore Bandits (AHL) (1995-1997)
Baltimore Blackbirds (AIFA) (2007-present)
Capacity
11,271 (Hockey)
13,500 (Concert)

1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland USA was formerly known as the Baltimore Arena and as the Baltimore Civic Center. In 2003, it was renamed by 1st Mariner Bank, which purchased naming rights to the arena for 10 years. It was reported that 1st Mariner Bank will need to pay the city $75,000 for the next ten years to keep the naming rights to the Baltimore Arena. 1st Mariner Bank Arena is located about a block away from the Baltimore Convention Center on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hopkins Place; it is also only a short distance from the Inner Harbor. It seats up to approximately 13,000 people though this number varies depending on the type of event. 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History

The Arena officially opened in 1962 as the Baltimore Civic Center. As a major cornerstone for the Inner Harbor redevelopment during the 1980s, it was reopened after renovations and was renamed the Baltimore Arena in 1986. The arena itself is 40 years old as of 2003 and is owned by the city and managed by SMG, a private management company. Annually, the 1st Mariner Bank Arena is host to 800,000 people. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The acronym SMG may refer to An acronym for submachine gun A rap group featuring Ice T and others The actress Sarah Michelle Gellar BMWs name for its version of an electrohydraulic manual transmission Scottish media company SMG plc SMG, a property management company Shanghai Media Groups abbreviation. ...


A cornerstone to the arena was laid in the arena in 1961 with a vault that included messages from then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy, then-Maryland governor J. Millard Tawes, and then-Baltimore Mayor J. Harold Grady, the vault is expected to be opened in 2006. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... John Millard Tawes (b. ... Joseph Harold Grady (born 1914) was a judge and the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland from 1959 to 1962. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Replacement of 1st Mariner Arena

On October 16th, 2004, The Baltimore Sun revealed that an official step has started into replacing the 42-year-old 1st Mariner Arena. The Maryland Stadium Authority recently started solicting proposals for a feasibility study on building an arena in downtown Baltimore, the request for proposals are due on November 1st, 2004. According to the request for proposals that was released, the new arena would be built in the same site of 1st Mariner Arena and "would have a smaller seating capacity than would be required for an NHL or NBA team" but it doesn't specify a specific seating capacity. (Source: Ideas solicited for city arena Requires Site Registration) The Sun is the newspaper of record for Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ... The Maryland Stadium Authority, MSA, was created in 1986 by an act of the Maryland General Assembly. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


On May 15th, 2007, The Baltimore Sun reported that the feasibility study that was started in 2004 has been released publicly and it states that the current arena has "served its useful life" and that Baltimore must build a new arena or face the risk of losing events. A proposal to repair the arena's aging systems was rejected, citing a estimated cost of $60 million and the study suggests the city to demolish 1st Mariner Arena and build a new arena on the same site or elsewhere in Baltimore. The proposed new arena would only seat 15,000 - 16,000 people, the study assumes that Baltimore will never be successful in attracting a NHL or NBA team in the future, either of which would require a minimum of 18,000 - 20,000 seats. The new arena could be successful in attracting an arena football and a minor league hockey teams, bring more than 200 new jobs and generate up to $1 million in additional tax revenue. City officials are saying that the private sector would need to bear the brunt of the estimated $162 million construction cost of the new arena, the city is also considering giving up ownership of the arena. The Baltimore Development Corp. will, in the next month or so, begin seeking interested developers for the project. BDC's President M.J. "Jay" Brody said it was a "miracle" that the current arena has books as many events as it does in it's current state. City officials has said the location of the new arena would be dependent on what developers suggests, officials are equally comfortable in keeping the current arena, building the new arena in a new location, then demolishing the current arena and encourage a mixed-use development in the site of the current arena. Advocates for downtown, including the Downtown Partnership and the Westside Renaissance wants the new area to remain in the downtown area. (Source: [1]) The Sun is the newspaper of record for Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ...


Events and tenants

The Arena has been host to many events, ranging from boxing, to music, to sports, to wrestling. In 1962 it was host to the boxing match of Joey Giardello vs. Johnny Morris. In 1963, the arena was host to a professional tennis match. Also in 1963, the arena was home to the Baltimore Bullets and was the host of the NBA All-Star Game in 1969. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Carmine Orlando Tilelli (born July 16, 1930), better known by his professional pseudonym of Joey Giardello, was an American star in the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Johnny Morris OBE (20 June 1916 - 6 May 1999) was a childrens television presenter for the BBC. A farmer by trade, he was discovered telling stories in a pub. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


In 1964, the arena was host to the popular '60s music group the Beatles. The arena also hosted rock group Led Zeppelin several times through the late 60's and early 70's. In 1986, the arena was host to the popular Italian Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. Elvis Presley performed there twice, in November, 1971 and May, 1977. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band who formed in 1968. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935) is an Italian lyric tenor who is one of the best known vocal performers in contemporary times, in the world of opera and across multiple musical genres. ...


In 1989, the arena was host to the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Three years later, in 1992, the International Olympic Committee held the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials there. In 1995, the arena was host to the NCAA Men's Basketball Division 1 games (Rounds 1 & 2). In 1998, the arena was host to two popular singers, Shania Twain and Elton John. In 1999, the arena was host to Janet Jackson. In 2000, the arena was host to three popular singers, Britney Spears, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. In 2001, the arena was host to the music group U2. The arena has been a continuous host for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestling, Sesame Street Live!, Disney's World On Ice, and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is a Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, composer, actress, dancer, choreographer, record producer, and activist. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy Smith on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Sesame Street Live is the live touring show based on the television show Sesame Street. ... Ringling Bros. ...


On December 3-4 2004, the 1st Mariner Arena hosted the last Vans Triple Crown Of Freestyle Motocross events in history. The Vans Of FMX recently stopped for FMX's placement in the Dew Tour and also A similar Vans of FMX event course can be found in IFMA Of Freestyle Motocross or the Vans Invitational track. The Vans Invitational is the title name for the Dew Action Sports Tour while in Portland, Oregon. ...


On February 1, 2006, the Arena hosted the first Rolling Stones concert in Baltimore since 1969. On November 13, 2006, the Arena hosted Guns N' Roses for the first time in Baltimore. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article is about the rock band. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


On February 19, 2006, the 1st Mariner Arena hosted the WWE No Way Out Pay-Per-View event. Previously it hosted the WWF King of the Ring tournament, in 1994, and WWE No Mercy 2003. WWE's next appearance at 1st Mariner Arena - a SmackDown!/ECW taping on May 15, 2007 - will feature a live performance by Ozzy Osbourne. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... No Way Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a professional wrestling brand of World Wrestling Entertainment, based on the independent promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling that lasted from 1992 to 2001. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


It was selected as the site of the 2006 Miss USA Pageant, for broadcast on live television. Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who competed as Miss Kentucky USA wearing a baldric Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey, who competed as Miss Missouri USA Articles with similar titles include Miss America. ...


The Baltimore Arena was considered a cornerstone location for NWA/WCW wrestling, its northern capital so to speak. The Great American Bash pay-per-view was held at the arena eight times during the life of the promotion, and by the time WCW was bought by WWE, The Great American Bash had been in Baltimore for four of the five previous years. It also hosted WCW SuperBrawl 1995. The Great American Bash was an annual summer PPV in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and then in WCW. After WCW was sold to WWE, WWE took over the promotion of the event. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ...


In 2007, Christina Aguilera brought her Back to Basics Tour to the arena. It was here that she also taped the concert for a DVD release of her live show. In September 2007, the Top 10 finalists on the American Idols Live 2007 Tour are scheduled to perform here. Christina Maria Aguilera (IPA pronunciation: [1] born December 18, 1980) is an American pop and R&B singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Transportation

1st Mariner Arena is immediately adjacent to the University Center/Baltimore Street stop on the Baltimore Light Rail. Light rail at BWI station The Baltimore Light Rail is a small light rail network serving Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding suburbs. ...


External link

  • Official website for 1st Mariner Arena
Preceded by
Chicago Coliseum
19621963
Home of the
Baltimore Bullets
19631973
Succeeded by
Capital Centre
19731997
Current Arenas in the Major Indoor Soccer League
1st Mariner Arena | Stockton Arena | Sears Centre

Compuware Sports Arena | U.S. Cellular Arena | Wachovia Spectrum The Chicago Coliseum was a large building in Chicago, Illinois that served as a sports arena, convention center, and exhibition hall over the course of its history. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... US Airways Arena (originally known as the Capital Centre, also popularly known as the USAir Arena) was an indoor arena located in Landover, Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Completed in 1973, the arena sat 18,756 for basketball. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... Stockton Arena is an indoor arena in Stockton, California. ... The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... The Compuware Sports Arena is a 3,807-seat multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum (1967-1994), CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998) and First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Current arenas in the American Indoor Football Association
Northern Division Southern Division
Big Sandy Superstore Arena | Cambria County War Memorial Arena | Canton Memorial Civic Center | David S. Palmer Arena | Louis J. Tullio Arena | Rostraver Ice Garden | Sovereign Center 1st Mariner Arena | BancorpSouth Center | Cabarrus Arena & Events Center | Donald L. Tucker Center | Florence Civic Center | Garrett Coliseum | Lakeland Center

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