By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Contractors are poised to begin renovations at the former Royal Farms Arena, according to development company Oak View Group.

The company will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony inside the lobby at 201 West Baltimore Street on Thursday, company staff said. The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. 

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is slated to attend the ceremony, according to company staff.

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Royal Farm’s naming rights at the arena expired at the end of May. The development company is referring to it as Baltimore Arena.

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The arena will re-open in February 2023, company staff said. Sporting events and concerts will return to the arena at that time, staff said.

CBS Baltimore Staff