For the 14th consecutive year, the Ravens will hold training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. And fans can now mark their calendars for July 27, when the rookies, quarterbacks and select veterans report. The rest of the team will join them July 29.
Twenty-five days of practice later, the Ravens will return to team headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. and continue preparations for their regular-season opener.
A complete practice schedule has not been announced at this point, but all Ravens fans will certainly have ample opportunities to collect autographs of their favorite players, while getting up close to head coach John Harbaugh and his staff.
This year, the Ravens are making several improvements to the entire training camp experience by providing more picnic tables, creating a Handicapped area near the autograph line and upgrading the food and beverage selection.
In addition, the Ravens will also hold a special Baltimore Football Alumni Day, which will bring many former Baltimore Colts and Ravens to Westminster to watch the 2009 squad and meet fans.
The Ravens announced their four preseason contests last Monday. They will begin their preseason against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, and then host the New York Jets Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Between Aug. 27-30, Baltimore will meet the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte before the preseason finale in Atlanta against the Falcons.
The times for both road preseason contests are yet to be decided.
As the start of camp nears, more information will be made available by calling (410) 261-RAVE for the Ravens' training camp hotline or logging on to BaltimoreRavens.com.
The Ravens also announced their dates for voluntary Organized Team Activities, listed as follows: