Gate C entrance, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Eutaw St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Originally called PSINet Stadium, the football field was called Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards from February 28, 2002 until May 6, 2003. It was renamed M & T Bank Stadium on May 6, 2003.
M & T Bank [Ravens] Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
Subject to approval by the Board of Public Works, the Authority may hold an ownership interest in and operate a professional football or major league baseball team or team franchise, on a temporary basis, during a transition of the team or team franchise to private ownership.
The Authority consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. Six are appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and consent. One is chosen by the Mayor of Baltimore with Senate advice and consent. The Governor names the chair. With the Governor's approval, the Authority appoints the Executive Director (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 10-601 through 10-655).
Work of the Authority is assigned to seven groups: Capital Projects Development; Facilities; Finance; Human Resources; Marketing and Communications (& Maryland Sports); Procurement; Public Safety and Security.
The Group oversees matters relating to the Baltimore City Convention Center, the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (Hippodrome Theatre Complex), the Montgomery County Conference Center, and the Ocean City Convention Center.
Projects that have been completed by the Authority include:
Under the Capital Project Development Group are Projects and Studies; and School Projects.
Baltimore Convention Center, West Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONFERENCE CENTER
OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER
In 1996, the Authority was empowered to provide for the development and construction of the Montgomery County Conference Center (Chapter 407, Acts of 1996). The Center opened on December 1, 2004. It is located at 5701 Marinelli Road at Rockville Pike in North Bethesda, adjacent to the White Flint Metro station.
The Authority was authorized to issue bonds for the renovation, expansion, and operating costs of the Ocean City Convention Center in 1995 (Chapter 603, Acts of 1995). The Center also is known as the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Renovation and expansion were completed in the fall of 1997. The Authority also maintains the Ocean City Convention Center Financing Fund and is overseeing a feasibility study of further expansion of the Center.
OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER
PROJECTS & STUDIES
In 2016, the Maryland Stadium Authority began overseeing the demolition of blighted structures throughout Baltimore City. Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) is a partnership between the Authority, Baltimore City, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. Over a period of four years, up to $75 million has been earmarked for demolition, stabilization, and deconstruction of structures. This work constitutes Phase 1 of the Project.
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