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Baltimore Arena: Where to Park, Eat and Stay

Everything you need to know about planning your trip to Baltimore’s downtown entertainment epicenter.

Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the Baltimore Arena (formerly known as Royal Farms Arena) is just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor and the Baltimore Convention Center. The arena welcomes some of the biggest names in sports, music, comedy and family entertainment annually. Expect to see performances from pop icons like Celine Dion, rock legends like Pearl Jam, Disney On Ice shows, Monster Jam and much more at this 14,000-person venue.

Planning your trip for a show? Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

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How to get to Baltimore Arena

The Baltimore Arena is easily accessible by Baltimore’s robust public transportation system. Many of the bus and train stops are located right in front of the arena or a short walk away.

Bus

No matter where you’re staying in the city, there is a bus that will get you to the arena. Stopping right in front of the arena on Baltimore Street are the bus lines 56, 65, 71, 78, 108, 150, 160, and CityLinks Purple, Orange, Navy and Red. On the Howard Street side of the arena, there is a stop for the 120 bus line. Behind the arena on Lombard Street, there are stops for bus lines 54, 94, 154 and CityLinks Brown and Yellow.

Light Rail

The MTA Light Rail runs between Hunt Valley & Glen Burnie and BWI Airport & Hunt Valley. Both routes have a stop right at the arena on Howard and Baltimore Street.

Metro Subway

The subway, which runs between Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins, has a stop conveniently located just one block away from the arena on Charles Street.

MARC Train

The Penn-Washington route runs from Perryville to Union Station in Washington D.C. Get off at the Penn Station stop to connect to the Light Rail or any bus going downtown. The Camden-Washington route runs from Union Station in Washington D.C. to the Camden station near Camden Yards. Walk a short distance from Camden to the arena or transfer to the Light Rail for a quick ride.

Schedules and routes are subject to change, so be sure to double check the itinerary at the Maryland Transit Administration’s official website.

 

Interior of Royal Farms Arena during a concert.

Royal Farms Arena can hold up to 14,000 people.

Where to Park Near Baltimore Arena

If you’re traveling by car, you’ll want to know where to park. For your ultimate convenience, parking is available at the arena’s garage located on Howard Street. Parking passes for the garage, which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, can be purchased the day of the event or reserved online.

If you miss the chance to park in the arena’s garage, there are several parking lots and garages just a short walk away.

  • Arrow Parking – 1 block
  • The Atrium Garage – 2 blocks
  • Marlboro Classic Lot – 2 blocks
  • Redwood Square Lot – 2 blocks
  • 20 S. Charles Street Garage – 2 blocks
  • Centerpoint Garage – 2 blocks
  • Laz Parking – 4 blocks
Exterior of the Royal Farms Area at Night.

Baltimore Arena is in downtown Baltimore, just two blocks from the convention center.

What to Eat at the Arena

Arena Concessions

Short on time or simply don’t want to do any extra planning? You can grab food at the arena. Crown Foods Inc. owns and operates several concession stands at the arena, serving convenient options like hot dogs, pizza, chicken tenders and fries, plus a variety of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Exterior of the Royal Farms Arena.

The arena is less than a mile from the Inner Harbor.

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