Ravens Allowed to Have 4,300 Fans at Sunday’s Game Against the Steelers

| October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Ravens will have a home field advantage this Sunday against AFC North rival the Pittsburgh Steelers, albeit a smaller one than they initially anticipated. The Ravens have come to an agreement with the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore to allow up to 4,300 fans in the stands, which is 10 percent of the capacity of the lower bowl, club level, and suite level. The Ravens will not open the upper level.

Last week the Ravens sent an email to its season ticket (PSL) holders saying it had received approval from Maryland Governor Larry Governor Hogan to limit capacity at M&T Bank Stadium to 10 percent and were in discussions with Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. 10 percent of the entire stadium would have been approximately 7,100 fans.

In a statement the Ravens said:

The Baltimore Ravens have received approval from Maryland Governor Hogan and Baltimore City Mayor Young to host fans for the Ravens November 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The applicable orders allow for 10% capacity at M&T Bank Stadium and limit the number of fans in the lower bowl to 3,000, to 800 in the club level and 2,800 in the upper level. The orders also permit fans in the suite levels.

The plan submitted by the Ravens to the Governor’s Office and the Mayor’s office in August had contemplated not opening the upper bowl for fans, and, in accordance with that original plan, the Ravens have decided not to open the upper bowl until further notice.

“We are excited to welcome fans back to M&T Bank Stadium,” Ravens president Dick Cass stated.

500 additional fans will be allowed in the suite level.

In the email to fans last week, the Ravens noted tickets would only be available in the lower levels, but this new agreement with Baltimore City limits each section capacity to 10 percent, which caps attendance at 4,300, not 7,100 if the upper deck is open.

“I have reviewed the Ravens’ plan to return fans to the stadium pursuant to the Governor’s recent executive order, and I am pleased to announce we will be allowing fans at the next game,” Mayor Young said in a statement Friday morning. “This exception takes into consideration the amount of thought and detail put into the Ravens’ protocols, as well as the size of the location and distancing possible.”

The Ravens detailed gameday protocols in the email to PSL holders. Tailgating will not be permitted and face covering must be worn when fans are not eating or drinking.

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