Ravens Expanding Training Camp To More Fans


The Ravens have plans to expand training camp to accommodate more fans, beginning this year.

Team President Dick Cass said the Ravens maxed out at 500 fans per day during 2014's training camp, but there are arrangements to bring 1,000 fans to the Under Armour Performance Center in 2015, then 3,000 fans in 2016.

"There's a lot of planning that has to be done, but we really want to do that," Cass said Monday at the NFL owners meetings.

"We want to recreate the McDaniel College feeling, and there will be more things for fans to do. We want to make it more of an experience and more fun."

The Ravens held training camp at Westminster's McDaniel College from 1996 to 2010. They moved to the team's headquarters at the Under Armour Performance Center because it was a better place for the team to prepare for the regular season.

The move meant not as many fans could come because there is limited space and parking at the team's facility. Now the Ravens are looking to buy adjacent land to get additional parking, and would bring in more bleachers and other entertainment for fans.

The Ravens will still hold their annual training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium, and it's scheduled for Aug. 3. Cass said that event has become a "standard," but that the team wants to improve the experience.

"We're going to try to ramp it up this summer with more entertainment," Cass said, citing a possible laser show. "It will be more fun this year."

Cass said the Ravens haven't decided yet on whether they will host another practice at Navy.

New Plans For PSL Holders

The Ravens are coming up with more creative ways to make their PSL holders feel special this season.  

Baltimore is already allowing PSL owners to decide which all-time Ravens will be featured on ticket stubs for the 2015 season. There are more ideas in the works as well.

"We're going to initiate several programs this year to reward PSL holders with some additional benefits," Cass said. 

And while the team won't be able to reward every PSL holder immediately, Cass said, "We're trying to come up with some fun things to show our appreciation of our PSL holders."

Cass said it won't be just long-time PSL holders that receive the added benefits, but rather that the team will use a lottery system.

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