Blast Move To New Arena
Blast Move to New Arena
Will Play at Towson University
After 37 years in downtown Baltimore, the Baltimore Blast will have a new home at Towson University for the 2017-18 Major Arena Soccer League season.
The club will play its 2017-18 home games at SECU Arena on the university campus. The arena opened in 2013 and seats 5,200 fans. The Blast will share the arena with the university’s basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball teams. The Blast say the move will put the team closer to its core audience, and the new arena will provide better amenities, such as concessions, seating, and parking. The team also released a rendering of the arena with indoor soccer turf.
A professional indoor soccer team has played at what is now called Royal Farms Arena, built in 1961, every year since 1980. The original Baltimore Blast relocated there from Houston before the 1980-81 Major Indoor Soccer League season. When the team folded with the league in 1992, the Baltimore Spirit replaced it at the arena in the National Professional Soccer League; they took the Blast name in 1998.