Three years and $120 million later, the Baltimore Ravens have finished upgrading M&T Bank Stadium, the team announced this morning.
As of today, the Ravens have completed the addition of escalators and elevators to take fans up to the 500 level–one escalator was open last season–and party suites below the four high-definition video boards added to the corners of the stadium last year.
Additional improvements in the multi-year, three-phase project include upgraded kitchen facilities, a new sound system, new concession stands in the club level and those tall video screens above the “corner notch” suites that provide stats and score updates throughout the game.
Before the 2017 season, the team replaced the video boards above both end zones and brought in more than a dozen new cameras to show crisp replays from all sorts of angles.
“One of our primary goals is to create extraordinary experiences for fans every time they visit M&T Bank Stadium,” Ravens president Dick Cass said in a statement. “We’re proud of the work that’s been done to ensure that we consistently produce one the NFL’s best gameday atmospheres.”
The stadium opened in 1998 at a cost of $220 million, and the team said it has spent approximately the same amount in making upgrades over the years, including $45 million from 2013 to 2015 to install WiFi.
While football season won’t officially start until September, fans can get their first look at the improvements this week, when the Ravens hold a free practice on July 27 at 6 p.m. There will be a fireworks display and laser light show following the practice.
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