Maryland's Comcast Center reaches deal with Global Spectrum for events

The 11-year-old Comcast Center holds about 18,000 for basketball. Photo: Greenstrat/Wikimedia Commons

(WJLA) - A new deal between a major venue management company and the University of Maryland could lead some major musical acts coming through College Park.

The Diamondback reports that the university's athletic department has entered into a contract with Global Spectrum to bring major events and concerts to school's Comcast Center.

The Deal could bring $1.5 million in revenue to the university, Maryland AD Kevin Anderson told the Baltimore Business Journal.

"The Comcast Center is a beautiful facility in a terrific location with a lot to offer many of the world's top touring shows," Global Spectrum COO John Page said in a statement.

Completed in 2002 at a cost of $125 million, Maryland's Comcast Center seats just short of 18,000 for basketball games and serves as the home arena for Maryland men's and women's basketball. Behind Washington's Verizon Center, it's the second largest arena in the D.C. metro area.