The Maryland Stadium Authority’s (MSA) Board of Directors announced on February 4 that it had approved a request from the Mayor of the City of Baltimore to develop a concept design for the modernization of the Baltimore Convention Center. The MSA expects the design to be completed and made public by the end of 2020. The Greater Baltimore Committee has been a long-time supporter of the push to modernize the Baltimore Convention Center and is supportive of the MSA’s recent action.
Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, said, “The tourism and visitor industry is an important driver of the region’s economy. To remain competitive, the Baltimore Convention Center, the state’s convention center, needs to be larger in scale, modernized with updated amenities, and equipped with the latest technology to meet the evolving demands of the convention and visitor industry. It is imperative that this effort move forward with a sense of urgency to ensure that a project can be designed that takes into account budget concerns, while delivering a transformative project that will continue to be an economic benefit to the state, region, and City of Baltimore.”
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