Rock concerts have been good for the UMBC Event Center, which works with Live Nation, AEG and local promoters. (Mike Raspa) More than a year later, venue rides wave from historic basketball upset The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Event Center is still basking in the glow from the unprecedented 2018 upset by UMBC’s men’s basketball team. It became the first 16 seed to knock off a 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history when the Retrievers defeated the University of Virginia (this year’s champions no less) in the first round of last year’s tourney. That March Madness miracle put the school on the map and in turn has helped book the university’s new 6,000-seat venue. UMBC Event Center General Manager Tiffany Sun discussed the effects on her arena and assessed the Baltimore music scene. (OVG Facilities, which operates the arena, is a division of Oak View Group, which also owns […]
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