Baltimore Arena’s Royal New Name

 Baltimore officials were expected to select a new moniker at press time for the  in a naming-rights agreement with a locally based chain of convenience stores.


Royal Farms has reportedly agreed to pay $250,000 per year for five years to secure title sponsorship on the 14,000-seat arena.

The venue was previously known as 1st Mariner Arena but a deal with 1st Mariner Bancorp expired in 2013.

SMG manages the arena and would receive $200,000 of the $1.25 million contract plus a $50,000 finder’s fee if the city signs off on the agreement, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The city has been considering renovating the building or building a new arena to help attract an NBA franchise.

The new agreement would give Royal Farms first crack at naming rights should a new arena be built, the paper said.