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Steve0x

Ravens announce $144M in stadium upgrades

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The Baltimore Ravens are in an upgrading mood. While currently upgrading their practice and executive facilities, M&T Bank Stadium is getting a bit of a face lift as well.

The Ravens announced a $120 million self-funded investment into improvements to their stadium including upgrades to the video displays and a new sound system. Teaming up with the Maryland Stadium Authority, they have agreed to contribute an additional $24 million – designated for general stadium upkeep – bringing the total to $144 million in combined funds.

This is yet another phase of the continued investment into M&T Bank Stadium to bring the experience up to par with newer stadiums being built.

http://ravenswire.usatoday.com/2017/01/31/ravens-announce-144m-in-stadium-upgrades/

 

Wow!! Bigger scoreboard! 

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Shame they aren't upgrading the coaching staff. A shiny stadium doesn't make a winning team.

 

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17 hours ago, jaege said:

Shame they aren't upgrading the coaching staff. A shiny stadium doesn't make a winning team.

 

Well Steve believes in Harbs leading the team in 2017, so our fans should respect that...

 

So you want our owner acting like SD and Rams owners who refused to upgrade their stadium and ended up going to their neighbor and sharing their backyard?

 

You want our PLS owners and fans who are paying tickets to the game sitting in old stadium without perks and conveniences? when other team continue to upgrade their stadium to accommodate fans' interests?

 

PS: don't take things for granted.....look around the league and see how lucky we are to have Steve as an own who cares about the Ravens nation and the fans....

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1 hour ago, AsianRice said:

Well Steve believes in Harbs leading the team in 2017, so our fans should respect that...

 

So you want our owner acting like SD and Rams owners who refused to upgrade their stadium and ended up going to their neighbor and sharing their backyard?

 

You want our PLS owners and fans who are paying tickets to the game sitting in old stadium without perks and conveniences? when other team continue to upgrade their stadium to accommodate fans' interests?

 

PS: don't take things for granted.....look around the league and see how lucky we are to have Steve as an own who cares about the Ravens nation and the fans....

Add to the fact that San Diego completely screwed themselves by firing Marty shottenheimer. They've been going down hill ever since.

A good coach will lose every now and then but eventually you'll get your chance to win the Superbowl.

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Yeah pretty nice to see us getting the stadium upgraded and looking nice as opposed to what is happening in other cities right now. 

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Now this is 144M well spent! The Ravens make great investments as it applies to facility improvement. I wish they showed the same prowess when they sign players and not overpay them under pressure.

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5 hours ago, K-Dog said:

you must really love standing in front of urinals. 

I wanna watch the game.. I cant hold it in any longer

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They used to have small TVs above the urinals at the Verizon Center, but got rid of them because the lines weren't moving.

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4 hours ago, Nightman said:

They used to have small TVs above the urinals at the Verizon Center, but got rid of them because the lines weren't moving.

lol yeah especially, on first and goal and we have to go for it on 4th down; it's like another 15min with short timeout.  That would hold the line out of the entrance....

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14 hours ago, K-Dog said:

you must really love standing in front of urinals. 

Except for the ones he can't reach. :lol:

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I'd rather they spent the money on lower ticket or concession prices.  I go the game to see a LIVE game, not watch videos.  They upgraded the video boards a few years ago.  Who cares about pretty bathrooms -- clean and functional are all you need.  This isn't a hotel.  It's a football stadium!

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10 minutes ago, Rinbee said:

I'd rather they spent the money on lower ticket or concession prices.  I go the game to see a LIVE game, not watch videos.  They upgraded the video boards a few years ago.  Who cares about pretty bathrooms -- clean and functional are all you need.  This isn't a hotel.  It's a football stadium!

Look Football is a longer game than Baseball is. The thing is you can hold it in til after Chris Davis bats. But you cant hold it in til halftime 

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25 minutes ago, Steve0x said:

Look Football is a longer game than Baseball is. The thing is you can hold it in til after Chris Davis bats. But you cant hold it in til halftime 

I can

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The corner video boards are cool. The brick/steel they did last time was cool, especially coupled with the underlighting.

The escalators will hopefully just allow the walkers to get out faster.

Hope they keep the colored-in endzones. That was a great look.

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All the complainers finally got their escalators. Lol. I can't find the design, but given the stadium just where are they going to put these?

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1 hour ago, terrynjulia03 said:

All the complainers finally got their escalators. Lol. I can't find the design, but given the stadium just where are they going to put these?

One drawing I saw had them on the outside of the rim.

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On 2/2/2017 at 0:56 PM, Rinbee said:

I'd rather they spent the money on lower ticket or concession prices.  I go the game to see a LIVE game, not watch videos.  They upgraded the video boards a few years ago.  Who cares about pretty bathrooms -- clean and functional are all you need.  This isn't a hotel.  It's a football stadium!

So you want them to lower ticket prices and lower concession prices, despite the fact that they have zero issue finding people willing to pay both prices? How exactly do you spend money to lower ticket prices anyway?

How does that make any sense at all?

Supply and demand sets prices. Econ 101.

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2 hours ago, terrynjulia03 said:

All the complainers finally got their escalators. Lol. I can't find the design, but given the stadium just where are they going to put these?

Complainers? So you think it's a negative having them? The Panthers installed escalators to get to the 300 and 500 levels at Bank of America Stadium and I haven't heard any Panthers fans complain about them. Believe me, those escalators are huge, they seem minor but in the long run a huge upgrade. 

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51 minutes ago, Steve0x said:

I prefer higher beer prices than higher ticket prices. Like $25 for 48 oz cup 

Sounds like what they do in my country. But can I ask why you want to see that?

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On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 0:16 PM, terrynjulia03 said:

All the complainers finally got their escalators. Lol. I can't find the design, but given the stadium just where are they going to put these?

Perhaps they'll do It like FedEx Field, where they have a bank of them going to the 400 level and ramps for all the "Health Nuts".

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On 2/7/2017 at 8:53 PM, Nightman said:

Perhaps they'll do It like FedEx Field, where they have a bank of them going to the 400 level and ramps for all the "Health Nuts".

 No offense, but you're going to a football game. Did memorial stadium have escalators back in the Colts days? Sincerely asking as I'm not sure but doubt it. 

Theres elevators at M&T. For those that can't make it up there. Handicapped and so on. If you're not handicapped with a legit excuse, there's ramps. Not even stairs. Ramps. I mean cmon this is getting rather silly he laziness of America. Not about health nuts. Think of it as a game, can I finish this beer before I make it to the top? 

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30 minutes ago, terrynjulia03 said:

 No offense, but you're going to a football game. Did memorial stadium have escalators back in the Colts days? Sincerely asking as I'm not sure but doubt it. 

Theres elevators at M&T. For those that can't make it up there. Handicapped and so on. If you're not handicapped with a legit excuse, there's ramps. Not even stairs. Ramps. I mean cmon this is getting rather silly he laziness of America. Not about health nuts. Think of it as a game, can I finish this beer before I make it to the top? 

I don't drink beer and two there were escalators at Memorial stadium and there was accident on safety patrol day that killed some kids.   The reason I heard they only had escalators to the Club Level was Modell had trouble maintaining them at Municipal stadium, but the plumbing was so bad in places that they had porta potties on the concourse.  They have them up at Oriole Park with no problems.  But if you insist, they should rip them out of the club level as well.

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3 minutes ago, Passepartout said:

Stadiums get really old after ten to twenty years. Need an upgrade.

Yup, and at least they're putting money into it and their own facilities.

The Redskins stadium isn't even 10 years old and Danny Boy is looking for a brand new one.

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