1st Mariner Arena

Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise

Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise

The city's plan to award Baltimore Arena naming rights to the Royal Farms chain of convenience stores drew praise Tuesday as a pairing almost as good as Western fries and chicken, though some questioned the need to place another corporate logo on a municipal building.

Under the terms of the agreement, Royal Farms would pay $250,000 annually over five years and rename the venue Royal Farms Arena.

If approved, the deal would roughly triple the amount received by the city for the title sponsorship when it was known as 1st Mariner Arena. That agreement, approved in 2002,...

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