The Baltimore Ravens will held an open training camp practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Sunday, Aug. 12. in front of 20,335 fans eleven more fans in attendance than last Saturday night’s practice at M&T Bank Stadium.
“I’m excited to see how many fans show up,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti stated in a press release. “We’ve got a nice contingent down in Anne Arundel County, and I think they’ll take the opportunity to come down. We know what Annapolis is like in the summer, so I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a nice environment, and it’s nice for our fans down there.”
“It was pretty cool. There were a lot of people here,” quarterback Joe Flacco said later as he and his teammates scrambled to get out of their gear and onto one of the team’s charter buses. “The whole bottom section looked pretty filled up. It was a lot of fun.”
When asked about the Ravens potentially trying to attract new fans from Southern Maryland and the D.C. area by Ravens reporter Matt Vensel, Harbaugh responded “We’re in a small area, a tight area. There’s enough people to support all the teams,” You talk about football, baseball, the four teams. You can talk about the [Washington] Wizards and the [Washington Capitals], who I love watching. I’d like to see all the fans in Washington and Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia, let us be your AFC team. Then you can be our NFC team. Except I’m always going to try to be with the [Philadelphia] Eagles myself. We can be fans of more than one team. It’s a great sports area, and the Ravens are a big part of that.”