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Ravens Unveil Stadium Upgrades

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The Baltimore Ravens unveiled Tuesday the first installment of a two-year, $35 million investment that enhances the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium with improvements to video boards, concession stands and all concourses. The first phase of improvements, which began in March, includes extensive upgrades to the stadium’s lower concourse and video boards. The second phase of work, which will target the upper concourse, is scheduled to begin next spring and will be completed in time for the 2014 NFL season. “We are striving to make the fan experience at...

Ravens Military Appreciation Day

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The Baltimore Ravens will hold their Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 11, coinciding with the team’s 5 p.m. free and open training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium. Immediate family members of the servicemen and servicewomen are also welcome to join, with all preferred seating coming on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, those who show a valid military I.D. will be given a special edition Ravens patriotic T-shirt, while...

Ravens Sign TE Visanthe Shiancoe

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year contract, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Sunday afternoon. Shiancoe, a 10-year NFL veteran, has played in 148 career games (90 starts), most recently spending time with the New England Patriots in 2012. The 6-4, 250-pounder was on the club’s active roster for five weeks, seeing action in four games while being inactive for another. Posting 243 catches for 2,677 yards (11.0 avg.) and 27 touchdowns in his career, the Morgan State (Baltimore) product was selected...

Ravens Sell Out Regular Season Tickets

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The Baltimore Ravens held their single-game ticket sales this morning and sold out all eight regular season games in less than 15 minutes. Fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for each of the Ravens’ two preseason games at M&T Bank Stadium:Aug. 15 against the Atlanta Falcons and Aug. 22 for a nationally-televised (ESPN) contest versus the Carolina Panthers. Tickets can be purchased by calling 410-261-RAVE (7283) or by visiting www.BaltimoreRavens.com orwww.ticketmaster.com.

Ravens Announce Single-game Ticket Sales

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Single-game tickets for the Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 home games at M&T Bank Stadium will go on sale tomorrow (Friday, July 26) at 10 a.m. Tickets can only be purchased online or by phone. Online, tickets will be available through BaltimoreRavens.com or TicketMaster.com. By phone, the local number to call is 410-547-SEAT. Since 2001, single-game tickets for regular season games have sold out within the first 15 minutes of the sale’s start. Preseason games have sold out within a few days from the beginning of the sale. M&T Bank Stadium, the home...

Ravens First Round Pick Elam Agrees to Terms

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The Baltimore Ravens and 2013 first-round draft choice S Matt Elam have agreed in principle to a four-year deal (which includes a fifth-year option), general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday morning. Elam is expected to sign the contract when he reports for training camp on July 21. Elam, who was selected 32nd overall by the Ravens, is a 5-10, 210-pounder from the University of Florida. He played in 39 career games for the Gators, starting his final 26 contests at strong safety. Elam recorded 176 tackles...

Ravens provide youth football grants to 15 local programs

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The Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) has awarded youth football grants to 15 nonprofit programs in the state of Maryland. In their commitment to enhance the quality of youth football, the Baltimore Ravens alongside Under Armour, will provide grants for new football equipment and apparel to 25 teams that demonstrate outstanding programs and have a positive impact on their respective communities. Now in its third year, the grant serves as a pipeline between the Ravens and youth football teams to promote, improve and facilitate the healthy development of children...

Plenty of chances for fans to watch Ravens’ 2013 training camp practices

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The Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 training camp, connected by Verizon, will feature for the second-consecutive year free individual practices to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and Stevenson University. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have the opportunity to win free tickets to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. The Ravens can safely host 200 people on the fields of their training center, and fans who are randomly chosen through the drawing will...

Ravens to enhance public safety and improve stadium access for fans

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To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens announced today an NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL...

Ravens re-sign TE Bajema, terminate contract of FB Leach

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The Baltimore Ravens Tuesday re-signed veteran TE Billy Bajema after terminating the contract of vested veteran FB Vonta Leach, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. “We’ve had lots of discussion in the past week with Vonta and his agent, and both parties agreed that it was best to terminate Vonta’s contract,” Newsome stated. “He played a significant role in helping us get to the AFC Championship game in 2011 and win the Super Bowl last season. He added to our toughness and will to win, plus he provided leadership. He’s a good football...

Ravens Sign FA Linebacker Smith, Waive McAdoo

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent LB Daryl Smith to a one-year contract, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday evening. Having played nine NFL seasons – all with the Jacksonville Jaguars – Smith, 31, has seen action in 126 career games, making 124 starts. During the 2012 campaign, he missed the Jaguars’ first 14 games while recovering from a sports hernia injury and then started the season’s final two contests. The 6-2, 248-pound Smith has posted a Jacksonville franchise-record 1,090 tackles (726 solo), 21.5 sacks...

M&T Bank Stadium to host 2015 Maryland-Penn State game

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The University of Maryland football team will play Penn State University at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 24, 2015, the Big 10 announced Monday. “We are excited that M&T Bank Stadium will be the site of the 2015 Maryland-Penn State game,” Ravens team president Dick Cass stated. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the city of Baltimore to host two outstanding teams that are strongly rooted in this region. “This is another special event that we are bringing to Baltimore, and as these events continue to succeed, we will remain committed to holding...

President Obama to Honor Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, June 5, President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVII victory. This visit will also continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities as part of their trip to Washington. More logistical details of the event will be released when they become available.

Ravens Acquire Center A.Q. Shipley from Colts

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The Baltimore Ravens have acquired C A.Q. Shipley, pending passing a physical, from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a conditional 2014 draft pick, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday morning. Shipley, a 6-1, 309-pounder, enters his second NFL season having seen action in 14 games (five starts) with the Colts in 2012. He also played on special teams in the Colts’ Wild Card contest at Baltimore last season. Originally selected by the Steelers in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Shipley...

Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo

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Steve Spagnuolo, former head coach of the St. Louis Rams (2009-11), has joined the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff, it was announced today by head coach John Harbaugh. Spagnuolo’s full-time position with the team is senior defensive assistant. “Steve had a number of opportunities in the league right now, and we’re excited he picked the Ravens,” Harbaugh said. “He comes to a staff that we believe is very strong, and he makes us even better. His wealth of NFL coaching experience speaks for itself, and he’ll help us across the board....

Ravens Earth Day 2013

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The Baltimore Ravens are teaming up with Constellation to tackle an Earth Day event through their Sacks for Seeds campaign that ran during the 2012 football season. In line with the Ravens’ efforts to promote green initiatives, Constellation has donated 37 trees for the 37 sacks the Ravens’ defense recorded during their Super Bowl Championship season. Together, Ravens and Constellation employees/volunteers will be planting these trees and performing other service activities on Monday, April 22. “Constellation is proud to team with the Ravens for this event,” said Mark Huston, senior vice president...

Maryland-West Virginia Tickets On Sale Friday

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The University of Maryland and West Virginia University football teams will continue their interstate rivalry for the fourth-straight season in a contest held at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21. The game time will be announced this summer. Tickets for the game go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Special VIP hospitality packages with prime club level seating and/or lower level tents are also available on both an individual and group basis. The Ravens expect a sellout crowd for the...

Ravens officially announce Rolando McClain signing

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RAVENS SIGN LB McCLAIN  The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed LB Rolando McClain to a one-year deal, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. McClain, who passed a physical Friday, has spent his entire three-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2010 Draft. Seeing action in 41 career games (38 starts), the 6-4, 259-pounder has posted 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards), one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed. During the 2012 campaign, McClain, 23, appeared in...

Ravens 2013 preseason schedule

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A nationally-televised (ESPN) game on Thursday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium highlights the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 preseason schedule. The Ravens open the preseason at Tampa Bay, with the game’s exact date and time still to be determined. In the second week of the preseason, Baltimore hosts the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 15. Following their nationally-televised home game against the Panthers, the Ravens close out the preseason at St. Louis in a contest currently scheduled for Thursday,...

Ravens terminate contract of LB Ayanbadejo

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The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of vested veteran LB Brendon Ayanbadejo Thursday afternoon, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. A 10-year NFL veteran, Ayanbadejo played five seasons with the Ravens, seeing action in 62 games (four starts). He posted 83 tackles (56 solo), 4.5 sacks, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A three-time special teams Pro Bowler (2006-08) and three-time alternate (2004-05, 2011), he led or shared the team lead in special teams tackles (187 career) in seven of his 10 seasons. “As...