Groundbreaking - July 1, 2000
Rendering - Outside
Rendering - Inside
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Completion Date: October 2002
The new arena has seating to fit more than 17,000 proud
spectators, dedicated seating for the disabled, convenient parking for
6,000 cars and easy access to and from campus. The Kansas City
architectural firm of Ellerbe Becket, which also built the MCI Center in
D.C., was awarded the contract. Among the arena's features are an
academic support and career development center, wrestling and
weight-training rooms for other collegiate sports and a large practice
gym. But the best feature of all: air conditioning!
Regents Drive between the Grounds Division and Parking Lot PP2 is
Disruptions: The primary construction entrance eliminated the existing
pull-in parking courier/meter spaces on Regents Drive in front of the Chesapeake Building. The associated road work to widen and realign Paint Branch Drive will start in March, causing further traffic delays.
Parking Impact: Continued closure of much of Lot 4B.
University of Maryland Athletics
Leader Names Maryland Arena for $20 Million (News Release,