Tips For Attending A Baltimore Ravens Home Game

Posted on August 26, 2022

Injuries marred the Baltimore Ravens last season. Fans are excited to see what a fully-stocked offense can do with Lamar Jackson under center. The Baltimore Ravens’ road to a title begins at home.

Online Maryland sports betting could go very well go live this NFL season, but there are already several brick-and-mortar places to wager on the Ravens. And after last year’s Ravens partnership, Caesar’s Entertainment now has a sportsbook at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ravens fans have a lot to be excited about heading into 2022. If you’re planning to make a trip to M&T Bank Stadium to see them live, here are a few things to help make your Ravens game day experience fulfilling.

Getting to M&T Bank Stadium

For fans flying in from out of town, BWI Airport sits just 13 minutes from M&T Stadium and has a number of shuttles that will take you directly to the stadium.

The MTA light rail also runs from the airport to the stadium. If you plan to take public transport to the game – and that’s a great option – the best light rail exit is Camden Yards. The best metro train stop is Camden Station.

The Ravens Ride bus offers a park-and-ride option to games. Reservations are recommended to ensure a seat. A ticket is either $30 or $35 depending on the pickup spot.

Where to stay and things to do in Baltimore

M&T Bank Stadium is highlighted
Map shows how to get to M&T Bank Stadium.

M&T Stadium is smack in downtown Baltimore, surrounded by a number of lodging options. Here are a few:

  • Royal Sonesta (higher end)
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (mid-range)
  • Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums (budget; fills up quickly)

There’s so much to do in Baltimore, so keeping your options open can lead to falling into a great restaurant or niche museum. If you like to plan, one slam-dunk option is the National Aquarium. One of the best in the country, it sits on the harbor and has amazing exhibits. A great choice if you have kids. If you’d like to explore Baltimore’s rich history, consider the Reginald F. Lewis Muesum of Maryland African American History & Culture.

Game day parking: There’s an app for that

Parking at M&T Stadium works a little differently. Yes, it can be reserved through official team channels, but that option is typically for season ticket-holders or personal seat license owners. Most fans will reserve parking through the SpotHero app, and the average cost is $55.

Buying parking tickets in advance isn’t a must, but it’s close to it, as there isn’t that much stadium parking. The nearby Horseshoe Casino Garage also has spots available through SpotHero, though tailgating is not an option.

ADA spots are available on a first come, first serve basis in lots B, C and R (under the Russell Street Bridge). They cannot be purchased in advance. RV parking is also available. It requires purchasing multiple adjacent parking passes.

The parking gates open 4-1/2 hours before a game, while the stadium gates open two hours before game time.

Best Baltimore Ravens seats for the price

Ravens fans will debate passionately about the best seats in the house. Yes, sitting field level and seeing the players up close is special, but many fans opt for an elevated view to catch more of the game.

One thing most fans agree on though is using NFL Ticket Exchange or StubHub for best prices. Season ticket-holders release tickets all the time. The best deals can be had if you can stand to wait until about a week before the game.

Sitting in the upper decks (500 level) between the 40s and on the rail is the best bang for your buck in terms of price. You can score a seat in this general area for around $275 to $300 on StubHub. The downside to this section is the wind that can be biting in the winter months.

For about $100 more, seats in the corner in the lower bowls (the 200s, 210s, 230s and 240s) give fans great views of touchdown plays and the teams taking the field.

If you talk to enough Ravens fans, you’re likely to hear that no matter where you end up, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

Ravens 2022 home schedule

DateDayTime (EST)Opponent
Sept. 18Sunday1 p.m.Miami Dolphins
Oct. 2Sunday1 p.m.Buffalo Bills
Oct. 9Sunday8:20 p.m.Cincinnati Bengals
Oct. 23Sunday1 p.m.Cleveland Browns
Nov. 20Sunday1 p.m.Carolina Panthers
Dec. 4Sunday1 p.m.Denver Broncos
Dec. 24Saturday1 p.m.Atlanta Falcons
Jan. 1Sunday1 p.m.Pittsburgh Steelers

Get on the field with some great promo offers

Have you ever wanted to stand with the Ravens at the coin toss or watch your child run on to the field with the team? The Ravens have some great promotions that put fans on the field with the team.

Wawa Kickoff Kid

Fill out the entry form for a chance to win four home game tickets, a parking pass, a custom Ravens jersey for your child, a Wawa prize pack, and the opportunity to watch your child run onto the field after kickoff to retrieve the kicker’s tee. Ten kids will win this opportunity.

Southwest Captain For A Game

Fill out the entry form for a chance to win two home tickets, two pregame field passes, a custom Ravens jersey, 30,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points, and the opportunity to stand alongside the other Ravens team captains during the coin flip. One grand prize winner in this contest will round trip airfare to the game, all of the above, plus two season tickets for the 2023 season.

Tailgating sounds great at M&T Stadium

All Ravens parking lots except the Horseshoe Casino garage allow tailgating. For the early game, most fans will arrive by 7 a.m. to secure a choice setup. No tents though, per the Ravens Fan Guide. The Ravens website has an entire section devoted to tailgating.

Like most NFL tailgates, Baltimore is very communal. Bring a roller cooler with some beer and food and barter your way around the different lots. You’ll get well fed and meet plenty of new friends.

While drinking, eating and talking all things football, you’ll hear lots of music. RavensWalk connects M&T Stadium to Camden Yards (home of the MLB Baltimore Orioles). Along with rows of sponsored tailgates, it hosts regular live bands. If it’s your first visit to M&T, it’s worth a visit. With games, prizes and play areas, RavensWalk is great for kids, too.

Cap off your stroll down RavensWalk with one of the coolest pregame activities in Baltimore: the Marching Ravens. This marching band puts on a show on Eutaw Street 90 minutes before the game. Then, one hour before kickoff, they lead a parade of fans down RavensWalk to the stadium. It’s like a New Orleans-style, football-infused second line. Get in it!

Game-day takeaways

  • Use public transport. It’s plentiful and cheap
  • The stadium is cashless, so don’t worry about draining an ATM on your way to the game
  • Come early, and get into the party on RavensWalk
  • If you’ve got a yellow towel, expect some “spirited” banter
Photo by Darryl Webb/Associated Press
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Tyler Andrews has covered sports, art, and entertainment both in the US and abroad. He began his career covering Southern California sports before branching into the national sports market. He spent four years in Barcelona, covering FC Barcelona football as well as art and entertainment in the Catalan capital. Tyler, a Las Vegas native, is a graduate of both Cal State Long Beach and Chapman University. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and family where, when he’s not chasing after his two daughters, he goes to concerts with his wife, collects comic books, and roots for the Vegas Golden Knights.

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