Ravens Adding Field-Level Seats for the Upcoming Season

| May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Ravens continue to upgrade M&T Bank Stadium with the latest addition being new field-level seats that will be built and ready for the 2024 season. These new seating sections, which will add two extra rows of seating to the stadium, will be in front of the northwest and southwest corners of the bowl.

Based on renderings, the sections will add less than 150 seats to M&T Bank Stadium, which had a capacity of 71,008 as of last season.

In addition to the new field-level seats, the Ravens are embarking on a multi-year, approximately $430-million renovation to M&T Bank Stadium. Currently under construction and slated to be ready for the 2024 season is a new two-level sports bar, called The Gatehouse, with indoor and outdoor seating on the stadium’s east side just outside of Gate B. A total of 10 new suites and a private club called The Blackwing will also replace the current press box.

For the 2025 season, the Ravens are planning a new North Plaza outside the stadium with a sports bar and performance stage; an upper concourse expansion; new clubs underneath the sidelines; and a club and new suites in the west end zone.

For 2026, the team is planning a South Plaza outside M&T Bank Stadium and a Ravens flagship retail store.

Just like the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Ravens are able to tap into $600 million in state bonds to renovate M&T Bank Stadium because of a Maryland bill passed in 2022.

In January 2023, the Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority agreed to a new lease to keep the team at M&T Bank Stadium until 2037 with two five-year options to extend.

The Ravens completed a three-year, $120-million self-funded renovation of M&T Bank Stadium in 2019. The improvements included new 4K ultra-high definition video displays, new escalators and elevators to the upper deck, a new sound system, upgraded kitchen facilities, a redesigned club level, and new suites.

Prior to this latest round of renovations, the Ravens had spent a total of approximately $220 million in stadium enhancements since 1998.

Renderings courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens 

The Gatehouse renderings courtesy of Gensler 

The Blackwing renderings courtesy of Gensler 

 

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