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CCBC Dundalk Gymnasium - CCBC Dundalk Lions


Photos by Richard Smith, Stadium Journey


Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 2.57

CCBC Dundalk Gymnasium

7200 Sollers Point Rd

Baltimore, MD 21222


Year Opened: 1971 Capacity: 1,500

 

Lions At The Gym

One of the largest colleges in Maryland is largely unknown outside of the Baltimore area. The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) has an annual enrollment of greater than 72,000 students. Created in the 1990s by a merger of Essex Community College, Dundalk Community College, and Catonsville Community, the new college kept each of those three main campuses, along with a bevy of extension campuses around the suburban Baltimore area. The three colleges shared a common board of trustees for years, but operated independently. Essex, Dundalk, and Catonsville have each kept their own distinct athletic identity.


CCBC Dundalk began in 1970.


The school mascot is the Lions and they play three sports total. Dundalk won the NJCAA Division II national championship for basketball in 2000. They are a member of Region XX of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference,


The Gymnasium is located within the larger Dundalk Wellness & Athletics Center.


Food & Beverage 1

There are limited food options as well as some snack machines. We attended the game as part of a larger multi school "mixer" so we are unsure if food is for sale at all games. The food table was located on the lower level and had mainly snacks and drinks.


Atmosphere 1

There is not much else in terms of the atmosphere at the Gymnasium. There are some simple PA announcements and some music played from a small speaker.


The basketball court is a rubberized surface and not the preferred hardwood court.


There is only one grandstand in the gymnasium. The bottom half has plastics seats and the upper stands has wood seats.


Neighborhood 3

CCBC Dundalk is a suburban community college with its main neighbor being the Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School.


One of my favorite places to eat in the area is Squire's Italian Restaurant, which has a large menu of offerings. Their pizza is well known in the area.


Fans 2

The attendees at most games are family members or other athletes. There may be a few residents who attend the games.


Access 4

CCBC Dundalk is located not far off of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) via Merritt Boulevard. Please note that the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which was part of I-695, could make getting to the field from the south a little more difficult. You will need to use one of the Baltimore tunnels instead.


There is plenty of free parking on the campus. If classes are in session you may expect to park a bit further away from campus.


Return on Investment 5

The games are usually free to attend, although the "mixer" was charging a nominal $5. Even if you have to pay that small amount, it is worth it. That, along with the free parking, means that you can attend a good-level JUCO program at no cost.

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Extras 2

There are a few plaques around the Dundalk Wellness & Athletics Center that honor student-athletes from Dundalk's years passed.


Walk around campus and see the solar panels that have been added to many parking areas on campus. All of the CCBC campuses have added these and expect to get more than a quarter of their electricity from solar. This 5.1-megawatt project is expected to generate 6.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year and joins the 16.1-megawatt array at Mount St. Mary’s University in an effort by local colleges to expand solar usage.


Final Thoughts

The CCBC Dundalk Gymnasium is a simple affair but serves as a decent, albeit simple, venue for intercollegiate sports.

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