1st Mariner Arena has 11,000 permanent seats (3 levels in a horseshoe shape) facing a 58' deep x 117' wide x 42' high wooden permanent proscenium stage. Temporary seating is used on the floor and/or the stage for various event configurations. With floor seating, concert or meeting capacity is 13,500; other shows and sporting events capacities range from 11,000 to 14,000. The Arena can also be curtained down to a 5,000-person capacity with a portable stage house center. The ice system was completely replaced in 1997.
1st Mariner Arena is easily accessible via Interstates 95, 295, 83 and 395 and is located approximately seven miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport. The light rail and major bus lines stop alongside the facility.
In 2009, 1st Mariner Arena was named the #1 Arena in the United States by Billboard Magazine and Venues Today! No other U.S. building in its category bested 1st Mariner Arena as the highest grossing Arena.
SMG Worldwide Entertainment, 1st Mariner Arena and the City of Baltimore…Continuing to Make History.