New Hammerjacks Venue Will Begin Construction This Fall

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Cropped from Iron Maiden
Cropped from Iron Maiden’s Somewhere in Time. Try to spot the Hammerjacks shout out.

SouthBMore.com reports that pre-construction on the reboot of the legendary hard rock venue is already well underway. 

Things are looking good for Hammerjacks Entertainment Group, which announced plans last fall to open a new Hammerjacks, after the original venue was torn down in 1997 to make way for Ravens Stadium.

Construction of the new Hammerjacks, a 48,000 square-foot music venue at 1300 Russell St. across the way from M&T Bank Stadium, will begin this fall. HEG Owner Kevin Butler told SouthBMore.com that he’s looking at opening the venue sometime in the summer of 2017, a good six months later than he had originally hoped.

The old venue, associated with acts like Guns N’ Roses, Warrant, and Iron Maiden, will be honored at Hammerjacks with “a large dedication piece with pictures and items from the old venue.” But expect the new place to host a broad swath of genres. Sadly, a modern venue cannot live on hair metal alone.