New LED Lights Installed at M&T Bank Stadium

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, the Ravens installed new LED Sports Lights atop M&T Bank Stadium. These lights will provide more energy efficiency and the capability to instantly switch on and off. In all, Musco Sports Lighting will install 416 new light fixtures atop the stadium.

“The new LED Sports Lights will provide improved efficiency, a brighter light with less glare, instant on/off capability and the ability to create dynamic light shows at M&T Bank Stadium,” said Ravens Senior Vice President of Stadium Operations Roy Sommerhof in a press release.

A helicopter was used to install 76 racks containing the new LED light fixtures, which weigh approximately 1,200 pounds apiece. These 416 new fixtures will replace the pre-existing 648 1500-watt fixtures and will consume half the power.

“Having LED Sports Lights installed at the stadium will provide a dramatic impact to our gameday experience for night games,” said Ravens Vice President of Marketing Brad Downs in a press release. “For the first time ever, we will be able to turn the lights out for pregame introductions, as well as special halftime shows. We are in the planning process for this season and can’t wait for our fans to be part of the experience. We are constantly looking to add new features that enhance gameday, and this change will help us continue to set the standard for our fans.”

This $1.8-million project is funded by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) which generates income from a surcharge on stadium tickets.

The new lighting is the latest investment made to the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The pedestrian spine, also known as Ravens Walk, is undergoing an approximately $5.1-million renovation. Ravens Walk is a walkway that connects Oriole Park at Camden Yards to M&T Bank Stadium through the the stadium parking lots B and C. Ravens Walk is being renovated to include enhanced security features, new hardscaping, a new impervious surface, new landscaping, and storm water improvements. The Gilbane Building Company was awarded the contract, and renovations are expected to be completed by August of this year.

The Ravens are currently wrapping up a $120-million renovation of M&T Bank Stadium in partnership with MSA. The project includes six new video boards, five new suites, new escalators and elevators, a new sound system, new LED ribbon boards, club level enhancements, and expanded kitchen facilities. Gilbane is also the contractor on that project.

Construction is also underway on a new $7.2-million terminal at Camden Station at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The station is a joint project of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Mass Transit Administration, which operates the MARC train, and the MSA. Camden Station is the first stop on the MARC Camden Line. It is also is an MTA Light Rail stop.

Interior M&T Bank Stadium shot from 2018

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