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Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, June 6th
3:00 PM

Executive Boardroom

Warehouse at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD  21201


 Meeting notice current as of 5/15/2017


Maryland Sports
Maryland Sports
A Division of the Maryland Stadium Authority


Ocean City Convention Center Expansion

Location: Ocean City, Maryland

Groundbreaking for OC Convention Center Expansion

Official groundbreaking for the project took place overlooking Isle of Wight Bay on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Governor Martin O'Malley presided, with Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Norman Conway and Ocean City Councilwoman Mary Knight digging in next to MSA Project Executive Gary McGuigan (right).

Project Summary:
In December, 2007, the Town of Ocean City asked the Stadium Authority to conduct a feasibility study for another expansion of their Convention Center.

The study evaluated the existing structure, the current convention market, options for capital improvements, and the scope for a performing arts center.

The feasibility study was released in December, 2008. 

In August, 2010, the Ocean City Council approved plans for an $8.9 million expansion.  This project broke ground in August, 2011.

On November 7, 2011, the Ocean City Council approved plans for an additional $14 million auditorium that would  include two tiers of fixed seating, dressing rooms, and a ticket office and concession area.

The 1,248-seat performing arts venue is a major upgrade over the convention hall's existing ballroom and stage.

This Phase II proposal was approved by the Maryland General Assembly during their 2012 session.

Phase II construction began in Fall 2013.  The Performing Arts Center opened on time, on budget in December 2014.

Convention Center Opening
Open for business, October 2012

Rendering of OC Convention Center seating

Market and Economic Study - Final Report
November 2008

Market and Economic Study - Final Report - Appendices - November 2008

Press Release, December 9, 2008

Additional Auditorium Study, July 2010

Tiara Robertson

Assistant Project Manager Tiara Robertson at the Ocean City groundbreaking.

Project Executive:
Gary A. McGuigan

Assistant Project Manager:
Tiara Moorman

Market/Economic Study:
Crossroads Consulting Company

Study Cost:

Study Completion:
November, 2008

Becker Morgan

Construction Manager:
Whiting Turner

Project Cost:
$8.9 Million

Completion Date:
October 2012

Project Cost (Performing Arts)
$14 million

Completion Date:
December 2014