M&T Bank Stadium is 185 ft. high, which is 35 ft. above Oriole Park.
The 2 RavensVision video screens, located in each end zone, generate 16 million colors and at peak output consume up to 80,000 watts of electricity.
M&T Bank Stadium has featured other events: The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship (2010, 2011, 2014), The U2 Concert (2011), The Men's Lacrosse Face-Off Classic (2010,2011,2012), Monster Jam, the Tottenham vs. Liverpool friendly (2012), the CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals (2013, 2015), The Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concert (2013) the Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert (2014), and the Billy Joel concert (2015).
The Baltimore Ravens, in partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), have earned a LEED-certified "Gold" designation for M&T Bank Stadium from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) making it the first existing outdoor professional sports facility in the United States to receive USGBC's Gold rating
Gold LEED - Certified
The Baltimore Ravens, in partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), have earned a LEED-certified "Gold" designation for M&T Bank Stadium from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (LEED is Leadership inEnergy and Environmental Design. LEED strives to deliver energy- and water-efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly, cost-saving buildings, homes and communities.) M&T Bank Stadium becomes the first existing outdoor professional sports facility in the United States – including all NFL and Major League Baseball stadiums – to receive USGBC's Gold rating. A LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.
Some of the major sustainability projects at M&T Bank Stadium highlighted by LEED include:
43% water reduction with the installation of over 400 waterless urinals
27% above the national average in energy efficiency
Offset 123,070 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
Electricity at the stadium has been reduced from 15,952,984 kilowatt hours in 2005 to 10,881,579 in 2012, a savings of 5,071,405 kilowatt hours. (That savings can heat about 440 homes for a year.)
71% of regularly occupied spaces have access to outdoor views
Among the efforts at M&T Bank Stadium that helped earn the Gold recognition from LEED are:
The stadium recycles 31% of its regular waste and is working to increase this percentage.
The stadium saves over 3 million gallons of water per year with waterless urinals and water-efficient restroom fixtures throughout the building.
All purchases for M&T Bank Stadium follow the Sustainable Purchasing Policy to include recycled, renewable and Energy Star-labeled products for the building.
The stadium implements a "Green Cleaning" program that improves air quality and reduces waste with green cleaning products and materials.
Both the Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority encourage the use of public and alternative transportation to stadium events. 10% of Ravens fans use the MTA Light Rail service to travel to and from games. Another 2% use buses through the "Ravens Ride" program.
38% of M&T Bank Stadium staff use alternative transportation to work, contributing to the stadium's carbon footprint reduction of 123,070 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
The stadium's efficient irrigation system and adaptive vegetation reduces 30% of its potable water for outside irrigation.
Environmentally friendly operations and maintenance programs are used in all pest, landscape and hardscape management programs for the stadium.
Video Screens & Wi-Fi
Each RavensVision high definition screen measures 24 feet high and 100 feet wide. Those dimensions would equal a 1,234-inch diagonal TV screen. It would take 600 37-inch flat screen TVs to equal one of these giant LED (light emitting diode) boards. Nearly 2.5 million individual LEDs provide the image on the two screens, allowing the highest quality pictures in the brightest sunlight and at night events.
The high definition views allows for some of the best graphics and game action video in the league, live game highlights from around the NFL, instant replays, scores, statistics, plus player updates and features.
Each of the two giant screens is made up of modular LED panels - 12.6 inches by 15.1 inches. These panels were then assembled into larger sections measuring 8 by 9 feet. Each section weighs 900 pounds, and there are 33 sections on each board.
A control room that can allow the high def boards to work at peak quality was designed by VPC and installed at M&T Bank Stadium by Diversified Systems, the U.S. industry leader in the construction and installation of control rooms.
Two high definition video boards were added in 2013, measuring 8 feet high and 30 feet wide, which were installed at the concourse entrances of Gates A and These new HD boards, which have split-screen capabilities, display a variety of content, ranging from in-game action, highlights, stats, messaging and entertainment video.
Another dramatic improvement in 2013 was the addition of four new LED boards – one placed on each side of the two giant RavensVision HD video boards in the stadium's inner bowl. Additionally, new LED ribbon boards were installed to fully connect around the entire middle seating bowl.
In 2014, four new displays featuring the latest in Daktronics SMD (Surface-Mount-Device) LED technology were added to the upper concourse of the stadium, above the Miller Flight Deck, keeping fans updated on the game's excitement while away from their seats. Each of these new displays features 8 millimeter line spacing on SMD LED outdoor technology. The displays each measure 6 feet high by 22 feet wide to show fans the same content as the main video displays while they are in the upper concourse areas heading to and from restrooms or concession stands.
During the 2015 offseason, the Ravens invested in a $5 million project to install Wi-Fi access for fans at M&T Bank Stadium.
Front row seating in the lower level is six feet above the playing field, high enough to eliminate any issue with obstructed views. In addition, the front row is only a short distance of 50 feet from the playing field sidelines and 20 feet from the back of the end zones.
The distinctive upper seating area includes open notches in each corner of the stadium, allowing scenic views of Baltimore.
With a seating capacity of 71,008, M&T Bank Stadium is substantially larger than its sister baseball ballpark to the north. At 1.6 million square feet, it is nearly double Oriole Park's size. Seating for the disabled is located on every level.
The 8,196 club seats at M&T Bank Stadium offer extra-wide comfort, plus VIP parking, access to the club lounges serving specialty foods, fully-staffed bars, concierge services and scenic views of downtown Baltimore.
Each of the 128 suites at M&T Bank Stadium hold between 20-24 people and features three televisions, a private restroom, VIP parking and personal waitstaff service. Many other amenities are available to suite holders.
As part of a two-year, $35 million investment that began in 2013, the Ravens enhanced the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium with improvements to video boards, concession stands and all concourses.
All 16 lower concourse concession stands were upgraded, with these enhancements improving the speed of service, and also the freshness and quality of food, much of which is prepared directly in front of fans.
Additional concession stand improvements included digital menu boards and full upgrades to all condiment counters. Renovations to upper concourse concession stands were completed prior to the 2014 NFL season.
Extra-wide concourses (44-64 ft.) allow easier fan movement. Seven public elevators, numerous ramps and two escalators (to club level) assist the fan traffic.
There are 44 concession stands in the upper,lower and club levels with delicious game day fare, including some of Baltimore's signature favorites, such as crab cakes.
Club Level decor features a historical perspective of football in Baltimore highlighting great games, teams and players from the area's rich football history.
Transportation & Stadium Site
Located at 1101 Russell Street, M&T Bank Stadium is surrounded on all sides by the following elevated roadways: I-95 and the Hamburg St. bridge to the north; I-95 and I-395 (plus Light Rail line) to the east; the Ostend St. bridge to the south; and the Russell St. viaduct to the west.
Fans can easily access the stadium using mass transit. The Light Rail has a drop-off point located directly outside Gate B.
Parking in stadium lots, managed by SP+ Parking (410) 347-9330, is limited to permit holder, but downtown parking garages are also available for gameday parking, just a short walk away. For more information, please visit the Directions & Parking page.
Tailgating is welcomed in selected lots at M&T Bank Stadium. For complete Tailgate Lot information, call the Ravens' Ticket office at (410) 261-7283 or download the Parking Information Guide below.
In October 2002, after the passing of iconic QB Johnny Unitas, the Ravens erected a statue of the Colts' legend outside Gate A. The piece was sculpted by local artist Frederick Kail, who was commissioned by a grassroots group that included donations from the Steve Bisciotti family, the Art Modell family, the Baltimore Orioles and numerous others. One of the signature elements of the bronze work is the famous black high tops – John's favorite football shoe. Many Ravens fans touch the left shoe of the statue for good luck prior to every game.
In 2014, the Ravens unveiled in this plaza area a second statue – one of former LB Ray Lewis, another Baltimore icon and perhaps the greatest defender in NFL history. This location is a unique picture-taking setting of the stadium for fans and vacationers.
Original PSL Owners also have the opportunity to locate their names etched in one of two PSL Walls of Honor. These names are a tribute to the great Ravens football fans who have supported the team that has brought Baltimore and Maryland two Super Bowl Championships (2000 and 2012).