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Ravens Holding M&T Bank Stadium Practice Tonight


Training camp will go on the road Monday night.

The Ravens are holding their first off-site practice of camp at M&T Bank Stadium at 7 p.m. The practice is free and open to the public, and gates open at 5:30 p.m.

"We're really looking forward to tomorrow night," Harbaugh said after Sunday's practice. "We can't wait to get out there. I really hope we get a big crowd."

In addition to watching the Ravens in action, fans will have a chance to get autographs once practice ends. There will also be a fireworks and laser show around 10 p.m. once practice concludes.  

"It's always going to be important to connect with the fans. That's probably the main reason to host the stadium practices," Harbaugh said.

"The thing that really touches my heart, is the kids. We have dads and kids that typically would not be able to bring their kids to an NFL football game due to the cost, and that's most of us – that's most people. We never saw an NFL football game growing up ever, other than on TV, so the opportunity to do that and come out there and be at the stadium and then get an autograph on top of that and to look and see the pride in a mom or a dad's face – to see the excitement in the kid's face – that's priceless."

The stadium practice also has benefits from a football standpoint.

For many of the rookies and the free-agent signees, Monday's practice will be their first trip to their new home stadium and it gives the team a simulated gameday experience.

"We get in the stadium; we get the guys who've never been at M&T Bank before, get them in the locker room, get them on the turf, feel what the environment feels like – especially at night – because the first preseason games are going to be at night," Harbaugh said. "That's another step in the right direction; it amps up the intensity of the practice."

"It's always fun being in front of our fans in our stadium, and there's always added energy and excitement that comes along with that," tight end Dennis Pitta added. "We'll have fun there."

Monday's practice is one of three training camp sessions the Ravens will hold away from the Under Armour Performance Center. They will also practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Aug. 4, and then return to M&T Bank Stadium for a joint practice with the 49ers on Aug. 8.

Go inside Ravens training camp practice with some of the best images of the week.

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