Paramount Baltimore is on pace to open within the next year and begin hosting concerts and other live acts after a long delay.
Construction on the arena, located at 1300 Warner St. next to the Horseshoe Casino and the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, is expected to wrap up next summer.
Robert Goldstein, director of Paramount Baltimore, has expressed optimism that the theatre will open “early in the summer” of 2023.
The building has been silently progressing for months now. According to Goldstein, the venue’s steel framework is already up and it will be covered by the end of October.
The construction site’s progress may be watched live, thanks to a webcam set up for that purpose.
Preparing Seating Area
The 82,000-square-foot performance hall, designed by architects Design Collective and Design 3 International, will seat around 4,000 people once it’s finished.
The project’s renderings depict a brick building with glass-enclosed entrances, corrugated metal paneling wrapping the building’s top, and the words “The Paramount Baltimore” inscribed in large letters on the facade.
According to Goldstein, the new Paramount will be significantly larger than its predecessor, the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York.
He claimed that Baltimore was the only major American city without a stadium large enough to host the event.
Some of the city’s other well-known concert halls, such as Ram’s Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage, can hold up to 1,500 and 1,000 people, respectively.
Goldstein stated that Paramount Baltimore would like to book “larger artists” spanning a “mix of genres of entertainment,” which would include comedy performances and “a lot of rock.”
The Paramount’s ground floor retail space is scheduled to be built as part of the second phase of the venue’s development.
Simply put, “we’re not going to build it now,” Goldstein added. First, we’ll have to open up this location.
Public filings submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 reveal that the Paramount Baltimore project has secured equity contributions totaling $5.85 million from eight investors.
The concert hall will serve as a focal point for the growing Warner Street Entertainment District in South Baltimore, which will connect the Horseshoe and the Ravens’ stadium.
Other planned developments in the area include a 320-room hotel, a 30,000-square-foot Yards Social Bar, and 35,000 square feet of interconnected retail space.
A representative from Topgolf was unable to provide an update on the expected opening date of the facility, which is also presently under construction.
As of September 8, however, a liquor license hearing has been scheduled for 1411 Warner St., suggesting that construction is nearing completion.
According to the records filed with the liquor board, the three-story Topgolf will also house bars, an event area, and offices in addition to the driving range. See TheActiveNews.Com for the latest news and information.