The school opened the new $67 million UMBC Event Center in February, a spectacular 5,000-seat building that has also hosted concerts, professional wrestling, the circus and more.
What's incredible is the opening was one of the most important moments in local sports all year and also maybe not even one of the top three moments for UMBC this year.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019