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Welcome to the brand new 172,000 sq.ft. new multi-purpose mid-sized arena located on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Campus. The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is owned by the University and is operated by the Oak View Group Facilities. The Arena seats over 4,500 for basketball games and other sporting events and approximately 5,000 for concerts and shows depending on Arena configuration. The Arena can also hold approximately 70 rounds and 700 chairs for banquets.

The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is located on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s campus in Baltimore, MD, and is home to the UMBC Retrievers Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and Women's Volleyball team.

We are partners with you and are committed to the success of your event. From the very first conversation through the end of your event, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure that we meet any and all of your needs. We thank you for your interest in the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena and we look forward to working with you.


The Retriever Room at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is the perfect venue for product launches, sales meetings, or just the place to add some enthusiasm to your tired, daily office routine. If you’re looking to host a private party, corporate function, celebration, or wanting meeting space, let our event management team talk you through the various options available in our non-traditional spaces!


Our event management team can assist in designing and providing the production needed to create an unforgettable atmosphere for your event. Equipment and supplies are available either in-house or through third-party suppliers.


The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena offers a variety of seating and set-up options that can accommodate any event. Whether you are hosting a concert, wrestling match, cheering competition, or trade expo the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena offers up to 18,704 sq. ft. of event space and approximately 5,000 seating capacity*.

*capacities may vary depending on event set up and needs


We would be more than happy to assist you in making your next event a memorable one. Since each events needs and booking requirements vary, please fill out the following information so we can provide you with more event specific information. Email chesapeake.empl.ins.arena@gmail.com with name, number, and detailed event information.
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