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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


University of Maryland Comcast Center

Location: College Park, Maryland
Year Completed: 2002

Rendering of the Comcast Center

Comcast Center logo

Project Summary:
In October, 2002, the Maryland Stadium Authority, working with representatives of the University of Maryland, College Park, successfully completed the design and construction of the new Comcast Center located on the North Field area of the University's campus adjacent to the intramural athletic fields.

Construction of the arena began in May, 2000 and was completed on schedule. The Comcast Center includes a 17,900 seat basketball facility and replaces the activities formerly housed in Cole Field House. The "feel" of Cole Field House was retained with 2,500 of the 4,000 students being seated surrounding the court and the remainder located in the end zone. The view into the seating bowl from the main concourse also is reminiscent of Cole Field House.

The Comcast Center features a 7,000 square foot Academic Support and Career Development Center, a student activity center, accommodation facilities for 25 different sports and incorporates a well-equipped training facility. The project included the arena, parking, utilities and other associated activities.

Special features of the arena include:
Removable Lower Seats
Training Rooms
Increased Concessions & Rest Rooms
Press Area
Compliance with ADA
Team Store
Practice Courts, Wrestling Gym
"Walk of Fame"
Athletic Administration Offices
"Heritage Hall"



Project Director:
Kim I. McCalla

Ellerbe Becket,
Kansas City, Missouri /
Design Collective, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

Construction Manager:
Gilbane Building Company
Laurel, Maryland/
Falls Church, Virginia

Project Budget:
Estimated at $125.3 Million