Baltimore, MD (February 15, 2018) – Designed by CannonDesign, The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Event Center is a comprehensive, all-in-one athletics venue designed as one of the premier mid-major NCAA Division 1 facilities in the country. The event center will be home to the UMBC Retrievers men and women basketball programs and women’s volleyball team. Flexible and multi-purpose in nature, the event center has seating capacity for 5,000 in its stadium bowl and an additional 1,000 on the floor. The center will be used for commencement, concerts and various public speaker events and is equipped with concessions, catering, hospitality, restrooms and security and guest services amenities.
Located on the outer edge of the UMBC campus, the event center forms a key gateway to the athletics precinct and physically and visually connects it to the UMBC stadium complex, residential communities and academic quarters of the campus via an accessible wooded pathway.
The facility will house the administrative and coaches’ offices for the UMBC athletics department and also feature spaces for academic services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, locker rooms and dedicated practice space. Above the seating bowl, a dynamic hospitality space overlooks the main court and athletic precinct. Release courtesy CannonDesign