|The Baltimore Ravens are back for another riveting season of football. As members of the AFC North division of the NFL, the Ravens call Baltimore, Maryland, home. Back in 1984, the Baltimore Colts were relocated to Indianapolis, completely unannounced. Though it came as a shock to Baltimore natives, that didn’t deter them from welcoming the Ravens with open arms in 1996. Since then, the franchise has become a source of pride for the city of Baltimore, putting tickets in high demand. Make sure to snag your Baltimore Ravens tickets today!
Despite being in a new home, the team got to work. They improved their record each year, and in 2000, they won their first Super Bowl, crushing the New York Giants 34-7. After their first taste of success, the team continued improving and regularly made it to the playoffs. The year 2008 was a game changer when the Ravens welcomed quarterback Joe Flacco. He helped the team snag their second Lombardi Trophy by beating the San Francisco 49ers to become the Super Bowl XLVII champions.
This was also the last season for their record-breaking linebacker Ray Lewis. He announced his retirement after tearing his triceps during October of the 2012 season, which was his 17th and final year with the Ravens. He celebrated his last home game with the team on January 6, 2013, by beating the Colts during the Wild Card round. Lewis performed his signature jig that riled up the stadium at the start of the game, and during the final play when he was brought back onto the field.
During his successful span with the Ravens, Lewis was considered the “face of the franchise.” After winning Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens returned to Baltimore to celebrate. More than 300,000 people lined the streets of downtown Baltimore and another 80,000 packed their home stadium, M&T Bank Stadium. The fans gushed and cheered with standing ovations to speeches by owner Steve Biscotti, Coach Harbaugh, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
The team plays in M&T Bank Stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland. The stadium is adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. M&T Bank Stadium opened in 1998 and is deemed one of the best stadiums for an NFL game. The ballpark is known for its easy access, concessions and other exciting facilities that make a Baltimore Ravens game one of a kind.
The Baltimore Ravens have been home to a number of Pro Football Hall of Famers, such as Rod Woodson, Deion Sanders and Jonathan Ogden. Like any good team, the Ravens have their respective rivalries, like the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. Their name is derived from the Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” One thing is for sure, there is nothing like a Baltimore Ravens game. The excitement and history behind the team makes for a staple in American football. Buy your Baltimore Ravens tickets today!