Show Place Arena & Equestrian Center
The Show Place Arena is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which is used for sporting events, concerts, boxing and professional wrestling events, consumer shows, trade shows, religious services, graduations and other events. The Show Place Arena contains a 35,360-square-foot (136' by 260') floor allowing it to be used for various events such as concerts and trade shows. There are telescopic bleachers which can be placed in an open position to allow more permanent seating for events. In addition, equestrian, rodeo and other events use the arena with 6-8 inches of stone dust on the concrete floor to provide the preferred footing for equestrian events.
The arena is currently home to horse shows, computer shows, train shows, concerts, religious events, cultural festivals, trade shows and graduations. The facility has also been the venue of the 2004-2005 season of the American Basketball Association Maryland Nighthawks as well as home of the Patriot League Men's and Women's Basketball Championship in 2002-2004, the Chesapeake Icebreakers minor league hockey team, the 2009 season of the Maryland Maniacs indoor football team and the 2010 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. It has served as the host of the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Tournament since the 2010-2011 season.