• Baltimore, Maryland
  • Size 172,000sf
  • Architect: CannonDesign
  • GC: Barton Malow Company
  • AV Consultant: Anthony James Partners
  • Photos: Matthew Tennison
  • Facility Wide Audio Visual System Installation
  • Broadcast Cabling Infrastructure
  • Facility Wide CATV System
  • Production Intercom System
  • Allen & Heath DLIVE Digital Console
  • Clear-Com Intercom System
  • Dante & Q-SYS Digital Network Audio
  • Meyer Sound Galileo GALAXY
  • Meyer Sound LINA audio system
  • Meyer Sound’s Remote Monitoring Server
  • QSC Touch Panels


University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) made a bold statement with their newly constructed 172,000 square foot multi-purpose facility. Home to Retriever Athletics, the Event Center rivals any other NCAA Division I facility in the nation and will aid in the University’s recruitment efforts.

The Arena is the heart of the event center and was designed with flexibility in mind. The space will transition from NCAA sporting events to major concerts and other community events. The arena seats approximately 5,000 in the bowl and approximately 1,000 on the floor.

One of the key highlights of the arena’s system is a state of the art Meyer Sound audio system. The system provides premium sound reinforcement coverage to all seating areas with precise clarity and intelligibility. The arena bowl audio system is a digital network based audio system utilizing a QSC Q-SYS backbone that drives the arena bowl as well as all back of house areas and a Meyer’s Galileo GALAXY networked loudspeaker processor driving the Meyer Sound LINA arena bowl audio system. The arena features 40 Meyer Sound LINA modules arranged in 5 line arrays as well as 3 Meyer Sound 1100-LFC Low Frequency modules and 2 Meyer Sound UPQ-1P court fills.

Surrounding the Arena are concession stands, multimedia spaces, conference rooms, a strength and conditioning facility, green room, auxiliary gymnasium, security and private office spaces.

The Event Center is outfitted with a CATV system, a sophisticated production intercom system, and a comprehensive broadcast cabling system which is designed to support both in-house productions and live event broadcasting.

The AV package was filled with technological complexity, giving DI the opportunity to showcase our technical expertise and ability to integrate a quality system under an aggressive timeline. Starting three months behind schedule, our team continuously had to think creatively as we worked concurrently with other trades.

The elaborate athletic facility opened right on time and has been bustling with events ever since. Experience the grandeur for yourself by attending one of UMBC’s upcoming concerts!