This morning, the Baltimore Ravens announced that, beginning June 18th at 11am, fans will be able to reserve a spot at one of 15 Training Camp practices at the Under Armor Performance Center later this summer. The Ravens facility can hold up to 2,000 visitors due to recent facility renovations, leaving open a much larger availability for fans to attend practices that had been only available via lottery selection in past years.
Ever since the 2012 move of Ravens Training Camp from McDaniel College in Westminster to the Under Armor Performance Center in Owings Mills, the Ravens were forced to heavily limit visitors heavily during camp practices, due to a lack of available parking at the facility. Previously, only 200 guests could attend on any day, so this change allows a 10 fold increase in attendance!
When the team moved it’s Training Camp, it did so to a sizable chorus of fan criticism from those who enjoyed the more open and available nature of McDaniel practices. The team acknowledged that it needed to do more to allow fans to access the team, but felt the Castle was the best location for them going forward. The Ravens had accommodated fans with a few “Open to the Public” stadium practices in recent years at venues like M&T Bank Stadium, Navy Stadium, and Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills, but the majority of fans were not able to see the team in a more relaxed and close up environment.
The Ravens will continue to have a stadium practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 21st, that would not require reservations. For fans wishing to reserve a spot at an Under Armor Performance Center practice, they can be reserved through the Ravens website or mobile app beginning at 11am on June 18th. Reservations are first-come, first-serve and grant you a parking pass for a “carload” of visitors. More details can be found at https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ravens-re-open-training-camp-to-fans-and-it-s-bigger-and-better.