UMBC Event Center and Arena
The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Event Center and Arena is a multi-purpose facility which will host all UMBC NCAA athletic games for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, as well as provide a venue for concerts, banquets, speakers series’ and commencement.
As the new home of UMBC athletics, the facility includes administrative and coaches’ offices for the entire UMBC athletic department. The new arena houses academic support and tutoring for athletes, and departments for sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and events and ticketing. Providence was responsible for the design and detailing of precast concrete stadia riser units and associated connections for both the upper and lower seating bowl within the arena. Additionally, Providence designed precast concrete stair units spanning from the upper bowl risers to a lower floor level. We also provided a Building Information Model (BIM) to the general contractor for their performance of clash detection. Using BIM, the project team was able to verify that precast concrete members and connections aligned properly with the supporting structural steel frame.