Ravens Wrapping Up $120-Million Renovation of M&T Bank Stadium

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the 2018 Ravens season ending in January after an extra home playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium, the team will be completing its $120-million renovation of the stadium this offseason. The focus will be on completing two new escalators and elevators on the northwest corner of the stadium, completing two new luxury suites, expanding the kitchen facilities, and finishing enhancements to the club level.

Phase 1 of stadium improvements, which was completed in the 2017 offseason, included two new 200 ft.-wide and 36 ft.-high 4K ultra-high definition video boards in the end zones, replacing the existing boards, and installing the stadium’s second LED ribbon display above the club level.

Phase 2 began in the 2018 offseason. Improvements ready in time for the start of the 2018 season included a new sound system in the seating bowl; two new, two-level suites in the “corner notches” between the upper decks on the west side of the stadium; the Bud Light Touchdown Club field-level suite adjacent to the eastern end zone which replaced the bleachers that were used by Baltimore’s Marching Ravens; and four new 33 ft. by 44 ft., 1,600 sq. ft. 4K ultra-high definition video boards on top of the four new corner notch suites (only two of the suites were completed for the 2018 season).

A new set of escalators was completed in the southeast corner of the stadium towards the end of the 2018 regular season.

Construction crews are now working to complete the stadium renovation project before the 2019 season. The new escalators and elevators in the northwest corner of M&T Bank Stadium are replacing a former ramp to the upper deck. Work began on this project before the start of the 2018 season.

Expanded kitchen facilities will allow the team to “provide better food quality throughout the stadium,” according to a fact sheet from the Ravens. Club level enhancement will include new finishes, resdesigned concessions, a new sound system in the lounge, and additional video elements.

Work is also underway to complete the corner notch two-level suites on the eastern side of the upper deck. The Ravens will have 135 luxury suites when the project is completed. M&T Bank Stadium suites were sold out for the 2018 season.

The plans were designed by Populous and the general contractor is Gilban Building Company.

Stadium Journey recently named M&T Bank Stadium the top NFL stadium experience. It was also named one of the 23 potential sites for the United 2026 FIFA World Cup.

M&T Bank Stadium is not the only major real statement investment going on in the immediate area. Within a couple blocks of the stadium is Caves Valley Partners’ $300-million-plus Stadium Square mixed-use development which is partially completed; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s planned entertainment-focused, mixed-use development on Warner St. that will include Topgolf; the 48,000 sq. ft. Hammerjacks live music club which recently ramped up construction; the Stadium Crossing development by Himmelrich Associates which is renovating four buildings near the corner of Ostend St. and Sharp St. to include more office space and retail; and a new $7.2-million terminal for train travelers at Camden Station.

Rendering below courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens

Rendering below courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens

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