Construction to keep fans away from Ravens training camp in 2017

January 05, 2017 | Luke Jones

After inviting more and more fans to training camp in Owings Mills in the last few years, the Ravens will take a hiatus to be able to accommodate even larger groups in 2018 and beyond.

Due to the start of a $45 million renovation project at the Under Armour Performance Center, the organization announced it will not be able to welcome fans to this summer’s training camp. The Ravens plan to once again hold free practices at M&T Bank Stadium as they’ve done annually.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to have fans at our training camp this summer because of the ongoing construction,” Ravens president Dick Cass told the official team website. “But the good news is that when fans return to training camp in the summer of 2018, the changes we are now making will make the fan experience at training camp even better.”

The organization has purchased more land surrounding the facility, which will create more parking to accommodate fans at summer practices in the future. The plan is to provide parking for up to 1,200 fans.

In 2011, the Ravens permanently moved their annual training camp from McDaniel College in Westminster to their Owings Mills training facility, but they conducted lotteries to invite season-ticket holders to watch practices in recent summers.