1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore's largest indoor sports and entertainment facility, has long been considered an anchor, which contributed to the growth and prosperity of Baltimore. The Arena has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment such as 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, George Strait, Beyoncè, the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Toby Keith, The Eagles, U2, Reba McEntire, Fleetwood Mac, Maxwell and many more. In April of 2006, 1st Mariner Arena hosted the 55th Annual Miss USA Competition. In the fall of 2009, the Arena served as the host of Maryland’s first ever Mixed Martial Arts event, Shogun Fights.
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. It is also 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!
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