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Blue Ocean Lands Coppermine for 120,000 SF Field Sports Facility at Aviation Station
08 May 2019

Artist’s conception of the newly activated Middle River Depot, upon completion.

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – May 8, 2019 – Blue Ocean is excited to announce that they have secured Coppermine Fieldhouse as an anchor tenant for their Aviation Station in Middle River, MD. The new Coppermine location will trade as ‘Coppermine Aviation Station’. This location will be the ninth location for the expansive indoor and outdoor activities program. The new complex will house a state-of-the-art training facility for Coppermine’s existing lacrosse and club soccer programs, as well as provide a world-class facility in service of youth and adult sports, as well as social activities.

The new facility, situated at 2800 Eastern Boulevard in Middle River, MD, is conveniently located at the intersection of Routes 43 and 150 across from the Martin State Airport and only steps away from the MARC rail station. Blue Ocean will be acquiring the 2 million square foot, 50-acre Middle River site this summer and has entered into a strategic partnership with Coppermine Fieldhouse to lease 120,000 square feet – making this new location one of Maryland’s largest indoor sports complexes.

Coppermine plans to allocate 80,000 square feet for a full-size indoor soccer and lacrosse field slated to open in 2019.  As the project further develops, the sports complex will expand to include additional space for basketball, volleyball, baseball, futsal, gymnastics, sports performance training, a health club, and a family entertainment center. A host of new jobs and coaching opportunities will be created with the expansion into this latest location.

Alex Jacobs, Owner of Coppermine states, “We are extremely excited about this opportunity to have the area’s first full indoor soccer & lacrosse field to serve an array of sports programming. We feel Blue Ocean is the ideal partner to help Coppermine create the ultimate sports destination and provide a facility that will prove very special for the community.”

This substantial redevelopment program spearheaded by Blue Ocean will aim to ‘breathe new life’ into this very important community asset. Careful consideration will be given to what this site has meant to the Middle River, White Marsh, and Essex communities over multiple generations. Formerly known as the “Middle River Depot”, Blue Ocean will be rebranding this area to be “Aviation Station”.

More details on this project will be forthcoming.

About Coppermine Fieldhouse:
Coppermine currently serves the community with 8 locations in and around the Baltimore region. Their coaches, trainers, and staff are what set Coppermine apart as they consistently seek to provide quality programming for the entire family. Baltimore region. Coppermine features first-class facilities that house a myriad of programs that include Soccer, Lacrosse, Football, Baseball, Dance, Gymnastics, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, School’s Out Camp, and much more.

About Blue Ocean:
Blue Ocean is a property management company in Baltimore, MD that is active in syndicating, purchasing and managing investment grade real estate assets in the multifamily, industrial, office, retail and hospitality sectors. The Company was founded in 2004. Since that time Blue Ocean has grown its portfolio to over 25 properties valued at over $400,000,000. The Blue Ocean portfolio consists of approximately 3,500 apartment homes and 2,000,000 square feet of commercial space.

Blue Ocean specializes in acquiring, developing and managing investment-grade real estate in Maryland. The company carefully selects properties ripe for repositioning and invests the time, resources and expertise necessary to creatively improve them. As a result, Blue Ocean has delivered extraordinary returns both to its investment partners and to the Maryland-based communities where these properties are located.