Ravens to Offer $5 Beers and Discounted Concessions Next Season

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens announced its new ‘Flock Friendly Fare’ which significantly reduces the prices of many gameday concession items at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens reduced the price of 21 of the most popular menu items with an average price reduction of 33%.

Patrons will be able to now purchase $5 12oz domestic beer cans. The 16oz domestic beers dropped from $8.50 to $7, and premium 160z beers dropped from $9.50 to $8. Premium spirits dropped from $10 to $9. A large fountain soda went from $5.50 to $3, and a liter of bottled water went from $6.50 to $4.

Graphics courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens

Food discounts include soft pretzels that dropped from $4.25 to $2, french fries from $6 to $3, hot dogs from $5 to $3, and chicken tenders with fries from $11 to $7.

“We constantly ask our fans for feedback, and the price of concessions has regularly been discussed,” Ravens president Dick Cass said in a press release. “We listened, and we have made adjustments. This price reduction, along with the $120 million we’ve invested in stadium enhancements over the last three years, will make our gameday experience better.”

Patrons can also expect to see stadium improvements next season as part of the Ravens three-year, $120-million investment in M&T Bank Stadium. This includes a new sound system in the seating bowl and two new, two-level suites in the “corner notches” between the upper decks on the west side of the stadium. The new suites are under construction in the corner notches on the east side of the stadium but are not expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2018 season. Large 4K ultra-high definition video boards, measuring approximately 33 ft. wide and 44 ft. high, will also be installed atop each of the four suites, providing fans with additional in-game content, NFL highlights/scores, statistics, and fantasy information. The new video boards will be ready for the 2018 season.

Improvements will also include upgrades to the club level’s concession stands, bathrooms, and bar/lounge areas; upgrades to the stadium’s kitchen facilities, which include building an additional kitchen; and a new sound system.

The first set of escalators on the southeast side of stadium will be available mid-season 2018 and the second set on the northwest side of stadium will be ready for the start of 2019 season.

Phase One of the three-year project was completed prior to the 2017 NFL season and was highlighted by two dramatic, 4K ultra-high definition video displays, which doubled the width of the stadium’s previous standard HD boards and equal the highest resolution and clearest picture of any stadium video display in the United States.

The Ravens also expanded the audio/visual control room and installed 4K cameras, lenses, and control equipment to provide fans with more angles of live action, statistics, and replays. New LED ribbon displays were also installed around the seating bowl’s suite level. In total, the Ravens installed more than 28,000 sq. ft. of video displays.

Corner notch suite construction 

Renderings courtesy of the Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority

Renderings courtesy of the Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority

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