The Baltimore Ravens have completed a three-year, $120m (€108m) self-funded facility renovation project designed to enhance the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium.
The stadium improvements include 4K ultra-high definition video displays, escalators and elevators to the upper deck, a new sound system, upgraded kitchen facilities, a redesigned club level, and updated suites.
The series of upgrades – which followed extensive polling of fans of the National Football League team to determine what they wanted – will be shown off to the public July 27 at a free preseason practice session at the stadium.
The improvements were made in partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority, the 21-year-old facility’s owner, which contributed an additional $24m to the costs.
“In some respects, it might’ve been easier just to build a new stadium, but in this case we decided the stadium has great bones and we thought as though this was the right thing to do,” said Roy Sommerhof, the Ravens senior vice-president of stadium operations.