Cordish mulling harborfront stadium in Baltimore, price and subsidy to be determined

Cordish Cos., who you’ll remember as the guys who failed in an attempt to get approval for a Las Vegas arena with no sports tenants and then succeeding in getting $122 million in public money for a soccer stadium for a Vegas team that doesn’t exist yet, is proposing to build a 15,000-seat arena on the Baltimore waterfront, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The arena would go on Piers 5 and 6, which are currently occupied by a Cordish-run music pavilion, a hotel, and a couple of restaurants.

The BBJ has few other details, other than to say that it could be expanded to host an eventual NBA or NHL franchise, that it could cost “hundreds of millions of dollars” (duh), and that “public financing would also likely play a role” (also duh). As for me, I’m mostly disappointed that my initial misreading of the headline “Cordish floating plans to build Inner Harbor arena on Piers 5 and 6” turns out not to mean that they’re planning one of these.


One comment on “Cordish mulling harborfront stadium in Baltimore, price and subsidy to be determined

  1. Ok cool. The only way this could be better is if the guys in Vegas had been taking their negotiating cues from the folks in Glendale and actually negotiated a deal that permitted Cordish to build the 15,000 seat arena in Baltiimore with the $122m they allotted for a soccer stadium in their own city…