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Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
Address 500 Glen Avenue
Location Salisbury, Maryland
Coordinates 38°21′40″N 75°34′33″W / 38.360983°N 75.575702°W / 38.360983; -75.575702Coordinates: 38°21′40″N 75°34′33″W / 38.360983°N 75.575702°W / 38.360983; -75.575702
Owner Wicomico County, Maryland
Capacity 6,000
Built 1980
Renovated 2017
Construction cost $7.4 million (2008-2013 renovations)

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Salisbury, Maryland. The main arena contains 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of space while the secondary arena contains 10,000 square feet (930 m2). The main arena can seat 2,500 for banquets, 3,000 for theater concerts and stage shows, 5,000-6,000 for concerts and similar events. It features a 42-foot (13 m)-high ceiling. The arena opened in 1980 and replaced an auditorium which had opened in 1950 and had burned down in 1977.

Attached to the arena are ten meeting rooms totaling 9,348 square feet (868 m2) of space.

Until 2016, the Civic Center had a real covenant against serving alcohol.


Renovations have occurred between 2007 and 2017. These renovations have included the upgrading of the lighting and energy systems, repairs to the block wall at the arena, folding chair replacement, stage curtain replacement, restoration of the arena lobby, the arena roof rehabilitation, repainting of one of the meeting rooms and hallways, upgrades to the sound system including rehanging of the arena speakers, a new scoreboard system, replacement of escalators, new ceiling tiles, door replacement, and new stage risers.

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