Coordinates: 39°15′10″N 76°42′44″W / 39.252899°N 76.712267°W / 39.252899; -76.712267

Retriever Activities Center
The Retriever Activities Center prior to the 2008 America East Conference Championship Game
Former namesUMBC Fieldhouse
Address1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250
Public transitMTA 77
OwnerUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC Retrievers

Retriever Activities Center is a 4,024-seat multi-purpose arena in Catonsville, Maryland. The arena opened in 1973. It was home to the UMBC Retrievers basketball and volleyball teams, which represent the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in NCAA Division I athletics, from its opening until the larger Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena opened on campus in February 2018.[1] It hosted the 2008 America East Conference men's basketball tournament final.


The Retriever Activities Center (RAC) has numerous purposes for UMBC, both for athletics and student life. The aforementioned UMBC Event Center, located at the intersection of Hilltop Circle and Commons Drive, adjacent to Giffen Hill, replaced the RAC for various activities including varsity basketball and volleyball games, student-athlete health, student events, and commencement ceremonies.[2]

The entrance to the RAC in December 2017.
The entrance to the RAC in December 2017.

The RAC includes:[3]

See also


  1. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (January 24, 2018). "New UMBC Event Center to open for Feb. 3 men's basketball game vs. Vermont". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Event Center - Facilities Management - UMBC". Archived from the original on 2015-11-06.
  3. ^ "Recreation Hours @ the RAC".