Injuries marred Baltimore Ravens players like Lamar Jackson and Calais Campbell all season. Nevertheless, Ravens fans have a lot to be excited about in the upcoming 2023-24 season.
Online Maryland sports betting went live this NFL season, and there are already several brick-and-mortar places to wager on the Ravens. And after last year’s Ravens partnership, Caesars Entertainment will soon have a sportsbook at M&T Bank Stadium.
If you’re planning to make a trip to M&T Bank Stadium to see the Ravens live, here are a few things to help make your 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.
And once online sports betting launches in Maryland, game-goers can make the most of their trip to the stadium by checking out the latest Baltimore Ravens odds and locking in their game day bets.
Odds for the Ravens’ next NFL matchup are as follows:
Where to stay and things to do in Baltimore
M&T Stadium is smack dab 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
|Sept. 18||Sunday||1 p.m.||Miami Dolphins|
|Oct. 2||Sunday||1 p.m.||Buffalo Bills|
|Oct. 9||Sunday||8:20 p.m.||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Oct. 23||Sunday||1 p.m.||Cleveland Browns|
|Nov. 20||Sunday||1 p.m.||Carolina Panthers|
|Dec. 4||Sunday||1 p.m.||Denver Broncos|
|Dec. 24||Saturday||1 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons|
|Jan. 1||Sunday||1 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!
- 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