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By Lorraine Mirabella and Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
An influential group of Baltimore business and civic leaders coalesced Friday behind a proposal to build a new downtown arena that would be connected to an expanded Convention Center as part of a large redevelopment project on the Inner Harbor parcel that includes the Sheraton Hotel. The Greater Baltimore Committee said its board voted to study the plan. The project would replace the aging 1st Mariner Arena while adding convention space and renewing a dated wing of the Baltimore Convention Center on a site roughly bounded by Pratt, South Charles and Conway streets.
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By Terry Lee-Wilk | September 12, 2014
As a mom of three boys in a sports-loving household, I am no stranger to discussing the day in sports at the dinner table: the Top 10 plays of the week, the wise picks for fantasy football and predictions for upcoming games. Last month, I found myself unprepared for a discussion that came up about Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old Little League female baseball phenom. "Isn't it great that Mo'ne Davis is kicking butt at the Little League World Series?" I said with enthusiasm as I poured the milk.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
ELDERSBURG -- Three indoor sports arenas in Carroll County? Looks like it.Sykesville resident Mark Hughes plans to lease part of a warehouse building on Route 32 in Eldersburg opposite Liberty High School and convert it into an all-purpose indoor sports arena.Along with the established Four Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead and Westminster resident Jim Shank's plans of an arena in Westminster, Mr. Hughes could give the county its third such facility.The proposed arena will feature indoor sports for all ages, including soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, gymnastics, field hockey and aerobics.
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January 24, 2013
A proposal making the rounds in Annapolis to enlist the Maryland Stadium Authority in overseeing a massive overhaul of Baltimore's aging school buildings is clearly an attempt to bring the issue to the front burner in this year's General Assembly session. As a practical matter, there's little enough difference between this idea and one previously put forward by city schools CEO Andrés Alonso that it's worth adopting if doing so would prompt lawmakers to support the investment necessary to meet Baltimore's massive needs.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2003
Baltimore officials have abruptly called off their search for a private company to run a city-owned sports arena in Canton, but they say they are exploring ways to privatize the facility. The city had issued a request for proposals from companies interested in running the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena, with a deadline of today. But Monday, with one proposal submitted, the city withdrew its request. Officials declined to say who had submitted a proposal. "We did cancel the request for proposals at this time," said Robert Greene, marketing and media director for the Department of Recreation and Parks, which manages the arena.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
Developers have signed leases with the first group of shops for the Boulevard at the Capital Centre, a "main street" style development to take the place of the old sports arena off the Capital Beltway in Landover. The retailers are Linens N' Things, Pier 1 Imports, Lane Bryant, Men's Wearhouse, Yankee Candle Co., Children's Place, Shoe Dept., Chuck E. Cheese, Oxford Street and Lucaya. The shops announced this week account for about 80,000 square feet of the 400,000 square feet slated for shops and restaurants.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2004
A rainstorm with sudden gusts of wind Sunday evening toppled a wall at an Eldersburg sports arena during a soccer game, damaging the roof of an adjoining warehouse and causing a power outage at an elementary school. No injuries were reported. Construction crews yesterday were rebuilding the brick-and-block wall at South Carroll Sports Arena along Progress Way near Route 32. A Carroll County inspector posted an "unsafe" sign at the arena at 10 p.m. Sunday and repair crews cut off utilities yesterday until exposed wires could be replaced.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1997
A county zoning official approved yesterday an investment group's plan for a $7 million indoor sports arena on a 59-acre site at Lake Shore Athletic Complex in Pasadena.Robert C. Wilcox, the county's administrative hearing officer, granted Lake Shore Arena Limited Partnership a special exception to build the complex, which would include an indoor soccer field and two ice skating rinks -- one the size of a National Hockey League rink and the other Olympic-size."Obviously, we're very satisfied and pleased with the decision he made," said James Renner, general partner of the Lake Shore Investment Group.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1996
City officials have prepared plans for a new 20,000-sea sports arena in downtown Baltimore that would be the possible home to a new NBA basketball team as well as the city's minor league ice hockey team.In a feasibility study circulated among city planners and officials at the city's economic development agency, the proposed arena would be constructed north of Camden Yards, completing Baltimore's sports complex row along Interstate 395 into center city.The cost of the center is expected to be between $100 million and $200 million.
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By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 11, 2004
It's March and you've pretty much had your fill of winter weather and all of the snow, slush, freezing rain and frigid temperatures. It's time to ditch the parka and snow boots, get outside, have fun and be active. Sure, Baltimore has had a few unseasonably warm days lately, but don't be fooled. According to the calendar, it's still winter, people. Spring doesn't officially start for another week and a half, and summer doesn't begin for another three months, so don't pack up the sweaters just yet. So, what's a person to do with a serious case of cabin fever?
SPORTS
By Thomas Boswell, The Washington Post | April 22, 2011
The four-hour conflagration between the Capitals and Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series will be remembered for its thrills, for an early 3-0 New York lead and a three-goal Washington rally in the third period to force overtime. And, of course, it will stay vivid for its final image of a 4-3 win by the Caps that left them in command, three games to one, with the series headed back to Washington for Game 5 on Saturday. In this game's final split-second, with 7:24 left in the second overtime, the Capitals' Jason Chimera found himself behind the entire New York defense, in sole possession of a deflected puck off a Rangers stick, with nothing to do except flip the puck into an empty net for victory.
NEWS
November 15, 2010
In recent days, The Baltimore Sun had three articles that should be read together: Proposed changes to slots law to attract a downtown casino ("Changes planned for Md. slots law"), the Greater Baltimore Committee's desire for a new sports arena and Convention Center expansion ("A sports arena at Inner Harbor?"), and the Travel Section's report on Travel + Leisure's survey showing Baltimore a poor destination, especially because of poor hotels and lack of entertainment ("Survey finds Baltimore not too charming")
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
An influential group of Baltimore business and civic leaders coalesced Friday behind a proposal to build a new downtown arena that would be connected to an expanded Convention Center as part of a large redevelopment project on the Inner Harbor parcel that includes the Sheraton Hotel. The Greater Baltimore Committee said its board voted to study the plan. The project would replace the aging 1st Mariner Arena while adding convention space and renewing a dated wing of the Baltimore Convention Center on a site roughly bounded by Pratt, South Charles and Conway streets.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Howard County officials are to open a new indoor sports arena, the final piece of Meadowbrook Park, today in the southeast corner of the intersection of routes 29 and 100 in Ellicott City. The facility was to officially open at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting. It contains courts for volleyball and basketball, and provides flexible open space for a variety of indoor sports, including laser tag and other indoor games. The $8.5 million, 77-acre park also contains a large outdoor playground, walking paths and picnic pavilions, and is next to a park-and-ride lot for commuters.
NEWS
December 29, 2008
The proposals for a new Baltimore arena envision a sporting and entertainment venue unlike any in the city: a seven-screen movie theater, a rooftop park, a 1,000-seat concert hall, hotels and, of course, an 18,500-seat sports arena in combination with some or all of the above. But what's missing is any reasonable idea of who's going to pay to build a $300 million-plus complex in this economy, and without that element, the arena proposals remain little more than grand dreams of a re-imagined civic center.
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 25, 2008
As for the nattering negativists who will surely say this is a dumb idea, that it will never work, that Baltimore will never get this and never get that - well, blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before. Mr. Grumpy-Gills really should treat himself to the big picture sometime. I know. It's hard. You've grown accustomed to thinking weenie and being cynical. After all, that's part of our national culture, and the condition has long been acute here in Baltimore, where the only thing we've had to "celebrate" lately was the Orioles' win in the World Series - 25 years ago. But, really, the many of you who think small, and who make a hobby of ridiculing Baltimore and taking glee at the city's flaws, you who today think building a big, new arena on the site of our old, dumpy-but-still-bookin'-dates one is a foolish idea - you really need to get out more.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1997
Ground hasn't been broken on a $7 million indoor sports arena in Pasadena, but already people are squabbling over who will use it.Parents of young athletes rejoiced two weeks ago when the Lake Shore Arena Limited Partnership received preliminary county approval for a hockey and soccer center at the Lake Shore Athletic Complex.But their mood changed when arena officials announced that one recreation group would have first crack at all floor times."We felt that we owed it to the Lake Shore Recreation Council, since they are the ones that are being impacted by the arena," said James Renner, general partner of Lake Shore Investment Group, which will supply the money to build the center.
NEWS
June 27, 1991
The 818th Maintenance Company, an Army Reserve unit based at Fort Meade, officially returns at noon today. It was deployed to Fort Hood, Texas, early last December to support Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.Commanded by Maj. Joyce L. Taylor, the 179 members of the company were responsible for the repair and maintenance of light and heavy vehicles and small arms.Col. Thomas Raleigh Mann, Fort Meade garrison commander, will greet the unit during a ceremony at Gaffney Sports Arena. The 1st U.S. Army Band will provide music.
NEWS
April 18, 2008
Thousands jammed Nationals Park in Washington yesterday for the first outdoor Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his six-day visit to the United States. Above, Sister Leticia M.C. (left) of the Missionaries of Charity in the Bronx, N.Y., and Sister Maria Christine of the Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville watch the activity before the service. The sports arena was redecorated into a sort of sunny cathedral for the occasion.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN REPORTER | November 14, 2007
Many of the city's most prominent developers propose building Baltimore's new indoor sports and concert arena outside of downtown and pairing the facility with ambitious waterfront projects or struggling areas in need of a boost. Ed Hale wants the new arena in Canton, near his growing empire. Patrick Turner suggests Westport, where his $1.4 billion development is under way. Struever Bros. proposes a site north of Penn Station or keeping the current location downtown. Also possible is an 11-acre parcel south of the Orioles and Ravens stadiums, where state lawmakers are considering putting a slots casino.
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