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#101 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

The only "memorable scene" I want to see at the Arena involves dynamite....lots and lots of dynamite.



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:07 PM

Baltimore SunCAA tournament ends with memorable scene at Baltimore Arena

 

I'd rather see a repeat of Utah Valley than an orchestrated floor-rush. What a load.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

I'd rather see a repeat of Utah Valley than an orchestrated floor-rush. What a load.

As my dad would say, way too "forced."


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:19 PM

http://www.baltimore...0,5998348.story

 

Royal Farms Arena


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:33 PM

http://www.baltimore...0,5998348.story
 
Royal Farms Arena


Great. Stick Haloti Ngata in there with a box of RF chicken and let's implode this thing once and for all.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:38 PM

Great. Stick Haloti Ngata in there with a box of RF chicken and let's implode this thing once and for all.

 

The article says they have first dibs on the naming rights for any new arena built during the length of the deal (five years, but I assume they can extend it).


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

Kind of embarrassing but whatever.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:35 PM

It is an embarrassing name....which makes it all the more fitting.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:42 PM

Great. Stick Haloti Ngata in there with a box of RF chicken and let's implode this thing once and for all.

 
The article says they have first dibs on the naming rights for any new arena built during the length of the deal (five years, but I assume they can extend it).


That's fine though. I'd rather have a beautiful arena with an awful name than an awful arena with an awful name.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:48 PM

Why the hate for RoFo? I love it. Great Fried Chicken. They should serve it at the arena.

 

The arena getting a new name instead of getting demolished is what's embarrassing.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:38 PM

Their fried chicken is great.

Idk how the arena got this deal...they're getting paid more than three times more annually than what first mariner gave them.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

Their fried chicken is great.
Idk how the arena got this deal...they're getting paid more than three times more annually than what first mariner gave them.


Probably because it includes first rights on a new arena.
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

Probably because it includes first rights on a new arena.

 

I have to wonder if they know something, through the process of the negotiations.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:10 AM

Maybe.

 

Someone on another board I post on said that Under Armour has something brewing, sports related, in the city.

 

I doubt they can prompt the construction of a new arena alone, but it makes me think if they don't have the clout to get the ball rolling at least.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

What exactly would Baltimore do with a new arena?  I mean, it would be nice and all, but who would play there?



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:19 AM

What exactly would Baltimore do with a new arena?  I mean, it would be nice and all, but who would play there?

 

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

What exactly would Baltimore do with a new arena?  I mean, it would be nice and all, but who would play there?

 

Well the minor league teams we have now would probably play there for one, and we'd get better concerts for two, conventions and NCAA for three and four, and then we'd be able to lure a NHL or NBA team at some point in the future.

 

In this day and age you're not going to lure another team with the current arena, or even a promise of one. It needs to be built. But even if we don't get one, the city could use a new one.

 

And when they tear down the old arena, I'd like to see a Baltimore Transit Hub be built in its place, where subway, light rail, red line, MTA bus, and Megabus all have stations. The city could really something like that.


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#118 Chris B

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:30 AM

The ability to host conventions and 3-4 day-long events (NCAAs, conference tournaments, etc.) would be big. I could see an AHL team moving here if a new arena/convention center expansion is built.

 

We give Otakon a lot of crap, but that convention pulls a ton of people into the city for a week. Unfortunately, that will move to DC next year or the year after because the Baltimore Convention Center is now too small.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

The Hackerman plan to upgrade the convention center, incorporate a new arena into it, and a new Sheaton was the best plan in place. Hopefully that eventually does happen.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:40 AM

Kansas City has the Sprint Center, which they built without an NBA or NHL team, and with no real hopes of attracting one, and from what I've read it's been profitable.  But I think a lot of that is because of concerts, and it's questionable whether Baltimore would have the same success with DC so close (although I'd basically never drive to DC for a midweek concert, and I would attend ones in Baltimore, so maybe there is a market).

 

I have to say, though, the current arena is crappy, but it's pretty good for concerts.

 

Totally agree about incorporating a new arena into an expanded convention center.  I think that would be a good idea, especially if you can get private money to pay for it.






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