Originally called the Baltimore Civic Center and later the Baltimore Arena, Royal Farms Arena is Baltimore’s largest indoor sports and entertainment complex. Known as Royal Farms Arena since 1999, the venue has seen performances from headliners including Prince, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks, in addition to family-friendly events like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, and NBA and NHL preseason games. It’s conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baltimore.
Getting to Royal Farms Arena is simple since it’s located centrally in downtown Baltimore. From I-95, go to I-395 and get off at Exit 53. The venue is also close to Exit 23 off I-695, after which showgoers should take I-83 to downtown. The arena’s parking garage is attached to the facility, plus independently owned and operated garages surround the venue.
Lobby doors typically open two hours prior to events, while arena doors normally open one hour before event times. Concessions include everything from pizza to Philly-style cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, fries, funnel cakes and more. The venue also serves liquor drinks, beer and wine, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. Less than half a mile away are attractions including Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Babe Ruth’s Birthplace and Museum, and Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite and memorial. Visitors can also wander to the harbor for a look at the historic ships or set sail with an inner-harbor sailing experience.