Sun coverage: A new arena for Baltimore?

Sun coverage: A new arena for Baltimore?

Coverage of 1st Mariner Arena and possible plans to build a new indoor entertainment venue in Baltimore

August 3, 2008

Dan Rodricks: City's awash in arena visions

I need to ask the people who've been writing letters to the editor expressing nostalgic affection for the 1st Mariner Arena - and horror at the prospect of that outdated box being torn down and replaced - the following question: When was the last time you were there? When the Beatles played, or was it Herman's Hermits?

July 26, 2008

Planners see arena reviving west side

By choosing to build a new arena on the west side of downtown, Baltimore is placing a $300 million bet on an area that has long struggled to come to life.

July 26, 2008

Fight over funding taking shape

As Baltimore officials and sports fans bask in the promise a new arena could bring to the city, a familiar battle is already taking shape among the state lawmakers who may be charged with finding a way to pay for it.

July 25, 2008

Not so fast

Rick Maese: A few loose ends to tie up for that arena

It's handy and it's dandy. Easy to fold and easy to hold. When you see your favorite politician, pass it on. When you see your local sports team owner, be sure to share. Because here it is for the very first time: The definitive, dead-on, no-excuses checklist.

July 25, 2008

No sure pro shot for city

A new arena is a poor risk for Baltimore if the city is counting on attracting an NHL or NBA franchise, sports business experts say, but some agree with city leaders that a proposed 18,500-seat venue could be profitable without such an anchor tenant.

July 25, 2008

Feeling kicked out, Blast owner considers own arena in county

With Baltimore possibly building a new arena on the site of his team's home, 1st Mariner Arena, Blast owner Ed Hale will be looking for a new place to play - or he might just build one himself in Baltimore County.

July 12, 2008

Opinions of city's WNBA viability vary

Can a women's professional basketball team make it in Baltimore?

July 6, 2008

David Steele: City sits on sideline in NBA competition

The two news items from early and late Wednesday weren't exactly related, but they were more than coincidental. In the morning: a front-page story in The Sun about how The Relic on Howard Street (aka 1st Mariner Arena) still makes a decent profit. At night: a settlement that allows the NBA's SuperSonics to move from Seattle to Oklahoma City.

May 15, 2007

City is urged to replace arena

First Mariner Arena, Baltimore's largest indoor entertainment venue, has "served its useful life," and the city must build another before it starts losing events, a new report warns.

April 12, 2007

Canton building would face number of considerations

Blast owner Ed Hale, the chairman and chief executive officer of 1st Mariner Bank, would love to see a new arena built in East Baltimore near his headquarters.

March 25, 2007

David Steele: Arena first step in filling basketball void in city

Enough area basketball fans and observers said it while walking around HSBC Arena last weekend to make it more than a fleeting thought by a niche audience:

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