There’s no place like home, and in this blog series I explore the league’s 31 stadiums. This week I share what you can expect when visiting M&T Bank Stadium – the home of the Baltimore Ravens.
M&T Bank Stadium is where NFL excitement begins any given Sunday and that’s because Baltimore Ravens home games and M&T Bank Stadium have become synonymous with winning.
Proud of their Baltimore heritage, Raven’s fans enjoy the latest in technology, including stunning high definition RavensVision video screens, a new high-density WiFi network and state-of-the-art concourse designs. Combined with extraordinary amenities, the game’s excitement gives fans, friends and families an opportunity to enjoy the day together. With a capacity of 71,008, this impressive structure draws its design from the best of Baltimore’s architecture.
Completed in 1998 at an estimated cost of $220 million, the stadium has 128 suites and 8,196 club seats. HOK architects designed both Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens’ home. The latter was completed in less than 2 years and funded through a combination of proceeds generated from the sale of tax-exempt revenue bonds, debt service paid by lottery proceeds and the Ravens.
How To Get To M&T Bank Stadium
All lots at M&T Bank Stadium are sold in advance by permit only. Fans that do not have a permit should consider parking at an area garage or surface lot. There are more than 30,000 spaces in garages and lots north, east, south, and west of the stadium. For locations of parking garages, visit the directions and parking sections of the Ravens’ website.
PSL Owners can also park at Horseshoe Casino, but you must order a parking pass through the Horseshoe Casino ticket office.
Light Rail – The light rail is available for fans to take into M&T Bank Stadium. The light rail is 29.5 miles and has 33 total stops. It runs from Hunt Valley in Baltimore County to downtown Baltimore. Interactive maps to plan your trip on the light rail are available on the MTA’s website.
Metro Subway – The Metro Subway has 14 stations and runs 15.5 total miles through downtown Baltimore, from Johns Hopkins Hospital, all the way to Owings Mills.
MTA BUS – On Sunday’s there is a multitude of local buses that stop near M&T Bank Stadium.
What to expect when you’re there
Well… when nature calls at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens fans will step into the 19th best bathrooms in the National Football League. According to a survey conducted by SeatGeek, the Ravens have the 19th best bathrooms in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons had the best bathrooms in the league, according to the survey. The survey polled more than 3,200 NFL fans.
There are also two new food options to try the season. The first is the Pratt Street Hoagie, a $12 sub made with pit beef, house-made crab dip, horseradish cheddar cheese and picked red onions.
For chicken fans, the stadium is adding the $8 Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Burger to the menu. The Hoffman’s Farms burger is topped with buffalo chicken dip, Frank’s RedHot hot sauce, ranch dressing and American cheese.
The new menu additions are part of a new partnership at 11 NFL stadiums showcasing hometown favourites. Looks pretty appetising, don’t you think?
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