RoFo Arena could have some competition on the waterfront. As Baltimore Business Journal first reported, the Cordish Company has plans to build a new arena at Inner Harbor, and they have a rendering with spotlights to prove it.
The 15,000-seat arena would be on Piers 5 and 6, between the Power Plant and Harbor East. BBJ’s Kevin Litten reports that Cordish’s plan is also backed by the breadmakers-turned-real estate moguls of the Paterakis family, who developed Harbor East and a host of other projects in the area. The Daily Record adds that they also want to build an amphitheater and pedestrian bridge.
The arena is seen as a replacement for Royal Farms Arena, which is considered aging. But don’t gaze too hard at those plans just yet. Blake Cordish tells the Baltimore Sun that it remains in the “big idea” phase.
If you’re like us and you do happen to look hard at the rendering, however, you’ll notice an NCAA Final Four banner on the front of the illustrated arena vision. That only brought further visions of other big competitions, that were played by professionals. Say, NBA or an NHL players?
That’s not in the cards, yet, according to Litten. Plus, the capacity probably isn’t big enough, at least as it’s currently planned. But since the Ravens’ playoff loss just ended the local sports season until April, we’re allowing a little dreaming while watching other teams play this weekend.
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