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The downtown venue opened in 1962 as the Baltimore Civic Center, became Baltimore Arena in 1986 and was renamed 1st Mariner Arena in 2003, when former 1st Mariner CEO Ed Hale agreed to pay the city $75,000 a year for the naming rights. That agreement expired Jan. 1, 2013, and officials on both sides were unable to come to terms on continuing it. In September 2014, the Baltimore-based chain of convenience stores known for its fried chicken has agreed to pay $250,000 per year for five years to name the 14,000-seat arena the Royal Farms Arena. READ MORE AT RETRO BALTIMORE
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