Training camp will be much louder this year.
The Ravens opened up training camp to fans again this year, and the spots filled up in a hurry. Passes were released to the public Monday morning for the 15 practices at the Under Armour Performance Center, and they all were claimed in a matter of hours.
"We were thrilled to see the overwhelming response from our fans yesterday," said Ravens Vice President of Marketing Brad Downs. "There is a lot of excitement surrounding this year's training camp, and we look forward to creating a special experience for fans when they visit practice in Owings Mills."
Training camp passes were free, and the team did away with the lottery system used in past years. The Ravens will host nearly 2,000 fans for each day of practice, which is more people than ever before at the team's training facility.
Expanding training camp was a significant part of the renovation project that took place at the Owings Mills facility over the last two years. Construction prevented the Ravens from hosting fans during last year's training camp, but the team is excited to have them back on the practice fields this summer.
"Training camp is back, and we're excited to have Ravens fans return to practice," President Dick Cass said. "Each year, we've made a commitment to enhance training camp and provide a first-rate experience for fans in Owings Mills. We look forward to welcoming them back in bigger numbers this summer."
The Ravens' first full-team training camp practice will be held on Thursday, July 19.
For fans who did not get passes to one of the practices in Owings Mills, they will still have a chance to see the team this summer during the free, open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on July 21. That practice will take place at 6 p.m., and the Ravens will hold a post-practice autograph session for children, followed by a fireworks and laser show.