comcast center Project History
Groundbreaking - July 1, 2000

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Comcast Center
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!

Affected Region:
Regents Drive between the Grounds Division and Parking Lot PP2 is closed permanently.

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.

Other Information:

  • University of Maryland Athletics
  • Maryland Stadium Authority
  • Communications Leader Names Maryland Arena for $20 Million (News Release, 1.5.00)