New name for the Baltimore Arena
As I noted before when I wrote about the long history of wrestling in the building, it was originally known as the Baltimore Civic Center and then the Baltimore Arena. It was later known as 1st Mariner Arena and then Royal Farms Arena before reverting back to the Baltimore Arena name. It has been undergoing a massive renovation and is set to re-open in February 2023.
On Monday afternoon, it was announced that the new naming rights deal was signed and it will now be known as CFG Bank Arena. There is a basketball tournament and concert dates including Bruce Springsteen and Blink-182, but no wrestling event has been signed yet.
I would look for that to change, and, if recent practice is any indication, WWE will sign some dates in the arena. AEW has been using UMBC and also the arenas in DC for their recent shows. Ring of Honor was using UMBC before they folded, but if they start having shows again in 2023 like Tony Khan has indicated, they might need somewhere to go if they visit Baltimor…
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to DMV Wrestling to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.