Ravens Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: John Harbaugh

Team Mascot: Rise, Conquer, Poe

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 70745

City / State: Baltimore / Maryland

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Ravens vs Steelers

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Ravens’ rivalry with the Steelers is a relatively new one; however, that doesn’t stop it from being one of the fiercest in the NFL. The rivalry between these two teams dates back to 1996 when the Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore to fill the vacancy left by the Colts when they moved to Indianapolis. These two foes have squared off against each other in many big games as they’ve met in the playoffs four times over the last fourteen seasons. The Steelers lead the all-time series 24-18 and hold a 3-1 lead in the postseason, but the Ravens have won many important battles between these two over the years.

Ravens vs Colts

Rival Team: Indianapolis Colts

The rivalry between these two teams is more of a sentimental one than a competitive one due to the fact the Colts bolted from Baltimore in the middle of the night on March 29, 1984. Ever since then there has been bad blood between Baltimore football fans and the Colts, so don’t miss it when the Colts come to town.

Ravens vs Browns

Rival Team: Cleveland Browns

Browns fans have lots of animosity toward the Ravens franchise due to the original Cleveland Browns controversial relocation to Baltimore in 1996. At the start of the 1996 NFL season, the Browns owner Art Modell decided to move the team from their long-time home in Baltimore, Maryland. This move tore the hearts out of many diehard Browns fans leaving a bad taste in the city’s mouth. To this day Browns fans still hold a grudge against the Ravens organization. When attending this matchup, you’ll see plenty of tee shirts reading “Muck Fodell” referring to the hatred for previous Browns owner Art Modell.

Ravens Tailgate Guide


Check out our in-depth Tailgating guide to the TEAM’ Stadium, STADIUM! All the best tailgating spots, traditions, & things to do!


Unitas Plaza

Former Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas played his career in Baltimore before being enshrined in the hall of fame. A statue honoring Unitas has been erected in the plaza outside the stadium, so stop by and snap a picture with this Baltimore football icon. Also if you want to give the Ravens some extra luck before the game make sure to rub the statue’s foot before entering M&T Bank Stadium.

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Ray Lewis Statue

Make sure to stop by the Ray Lewis statue and get a picture before heading into M&T Bank Stadium. The statue honors the greatest player in Ravens history and is a must-see for any football fan, so stop by and see it before the game.

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Ravens Walk

The Ravens Walk is recognized as one of the best tailgating experiences in the NFL, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist for you to know why. At the Ravens Walk, you’ll be surrounded by numerous pubs such as the Flying Dog Bar, Tailgate Tavern, and the Bloody Mary Bar. There are also plenty of local eateries here as well including Hightopps Backstage Grille and Ravenstown Grille. In addition to all these great food and drink options, fans can also enjoy a number of fun activities and live music! The Ravens Walk tailgate party is located on the walkway leading from Oriole Park to the stadium itself, in between lots B & C and is open 3 hours before every home game.

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Marching Ravens

One of the must-see aspects of attending a Baltimore Ravens game is the Marching Ravens, who perform on Eutaw Street 90 minutes before kickoff. The band has been going strong since 1947, which is quite an impressive feat when you consider the fact Baltimore did not have a football team from 1984 to 1995.

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Where to tailgate

Ravens Stadium Guide

In Game

M&T Bank stadium affectionately referred to as “The Bank,” is the home of the Baltimore Ravens. Opening in 1998, and largely considered one of the premier stadiums to see a football game in, The Bank has all of the modern amenities you would expect in the 21st century.

The pageantry of football is on full display with the use of fireworks and a marching band during each game. Just the Ravens’ Walk into the stadium is enough to turn anyone into a fan of the team.

Football fanatics will attend the game in a crowd of purple haze. The sea of purple and black show just how much the fans love their Ravens and you’ll want to join in on the fun that is supporting the Ravens. Many will don war paint and dress in prized gear that can be found at the venue’s shops. It’s suggested you get to the game early because there is so much to do and see if you want to truly immerse yourself in the experience. Baltimore is a Ravens town, and everyone there knows it so come prepared to cheer on the Ravens when attending a game in Baltimore.

From the video boards to the marching band, to all of the finest amenities located in the stadium, there is no better place to be than M&T Bank on game day.

Things to check out

Sidewalk Keyboard Mosaic

The stadium was formerly the site of a piano factory, and as a result a sidewalk keyboard mosaic has been placed on the southwest corner of the stadium. The mosaic honors the history of the stadium’s location and is a fun thing to check out for anyone attending a Ravens game.

Talon Pub

The Talon Pub is a great place for fans to grab something to drink before or during the game. Not only does it serve a great selection of alcoholic beverages, but it also offers tons of large televisions so you can keep up with the latest NFL news. The Talon Pub is located on the lower level concourse near Section 148.

Bud Light Party Zone

Located on the lower level concourse near Section 134 of M&T Bank Stadium, the Bud Light Party Zone offers a wide variety of Budweiser products and a comfy place to catch up on the action happening around the league.

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Baltimore’s Marching Ravens

One of only two teams in the NFL to have a marching band, Baltimore showcases its best and most talented musicians during each and every game.

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Fan Credo

At the end of the fan credo played on the video screen it’s custom for the whole crowd to say in unison, “Don’t be a jerk."

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Be Loud on Defense

To upset the opposing offense, it’s tradition to beat on the seat in front of you and scream at the top of your lungs so opponents can’t hear their play calling. The tradition has helped the Ravens consistently have one of the best defenses in the NFL, so join in and aid the Ravens in their quest for victory.

Fight Songs

  1. Baltimore Ravens Fight Song

    Baltimore Ravens Lets go
    And put that ball across the line
    So fly on with talons spread wide
    Go in and strike with Ravens pride
    Ravens dark wings take to flight
    Dive in and show them your might
    For Baltimore and Maryland
    You will fly on to victory

  2. The White Stripes

    The White Stripes song is used to pump up the crowd and team on gameday.

    I’m gonna fight ’em off
    A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
    They’re gonna rip it off
    Taking their time right behind my back
    And I’m talkin’ to myself at night
    Because I can’t forget
    Back and forth through my mind
    Behind a cigarette

    And the message comin’ from my eyes says, “Leave it alone.”

    Don’t wanna hear about it
    Every single one’s got a story to tell
    Everyone knows about it
    From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell
    And if I catch it comin’ back my way
    I’m gonna serve it to you
    And that ain’t what you want to hear
    But that’s what I’ll do

    And the feeling coming from my bones says, “Find a home.”

    I’m going to Wichita
    Far from this opera for evermore
    I’m gonna work the straw
    Make the sweat drip out of every pore
    And I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding
    Right before the lord
    All the words are gonna bleed from me
    And I will think no more

    And the stains comin’ from my blood tell me, “Go back home.”

Ravens Bars & Restaurants

  1. Peter’s Pour House

    Peters Pour House beer

    Classic, long-standing pub offering familiar bar food, 32-ounce draft beers & a private party room.

    111 Mercer St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. In Like Flynn Tavern

    In Like Flynn Tavern

    There are no strangers here, just friends who have not met yet.

    1371 Andre St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. 1157 Bar And Kitchen

    Bar Kitchen

    Creative small plates & sandwiches served in modest digs with signature drinks & booth seating.

    1157 Haubert St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Quigley’s Half-Irish Pub

    Bar Bordertown Grill

    Irish & American bar fare served in traditional pub surroundings with sports on TV & trivia nights.

    633 Portland St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - sportsbar - $

  5. Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant

    Dempseys Baltimore

    Year-round tavern in Camden Yards, named for an Orioles catcher & serving American fare & brews.

    333 W Camden St #1, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Pratt Street Ale House

    Pratt Street ale House

    Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour or nightlife spot, a place to enjoy delicious burgers, pizza, Pratt Street Ale House has got it

    206 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. Sliders Bar and Grille


    Sports bar & grill perfect for Baltimore teams fans

    504 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  8. Pickles Pub


    Pickles Pub's extensive menu offers a wide variety of quick snacks and full size meals for sports fans.

    520 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  9. Sullivan’s Steakhouse

    Sullivans Steakhouse

    Whether you’re a first-timer or one of our regulars, you’ll love the familiar feeling that comes with dining at Sullivan’s.

    1 E Pratt St #102, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  10. Morton’s The Steakhouse


    Morton's steak house is widely regarded as the best place for prime steak anywhere.

    300 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  11. Luna Del Sea Steak & Seafood Bistro

    Luna Del Sea

    Luna Del Sea Steak & Seafood Bistro in downtown Baltimore has provided visitors and locals alike with great food, service in an enjoyable atmosphere since 2002.

    300 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  12. GAME


    Roomy sports bar with old-school arcade games, pool tables & lots of TVs, plus local pub grub.

    1400 Warner St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  13. Don’t Know Tavern

    Dont Know Tavern

    This snug sports bar serves an eclectic menu of bar food & offers live music in a no-frills space.

    1453 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  14. Bookmakers Cocktail Club

    Bookmakers beer

    Buzzy destination with chic retro styling for imaginative New American dishes & craft cocktails.

    31 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Nobles Bar & Grill

    Nobles Bar Grill

    Great atmosphere, great food, great drinks, great bartenders.

    1024 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Pub Dog

    PubDog beer

    Original branch of a small pizza & brew chain, offering personal gourmet pies & house beers.

    20 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Ropewalk – A Federal Hill Tavern

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Creative pub fare & draft microbrews are on offer at this comfy saloon in a vintage building.

    1209 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Brewer’s Cask

    Brewers Cask

    Neighborhood hangout providing an array of craft beers on tap along with regional comfort foods.

    1236 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Wayward Smokehouse

    Wayward Southern Bar Kitchen

    A must-try spot for those who want to experience Baltimore at its finest

    1117 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Banditos Bar & Kitchen

    Banditos Bar Kitchen

    All of Banditos Bar & Kitchen's cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juices and house-made infused spirits and syrups

    1118 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$$

  21. Mother’s Federal Hill Grille

    Mothers Federal Hill Grill

    Local Baltimore tavern serving pub grub with a Maryland twist, plus pool tables and arcade games.

    1113 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    - $

  22. Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria


    Beat the heat with Blue Agave's refreshing margaritas

    1032 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  23. MaGerks Pub & Grill


    One of the known favorite spots of the Baltimore sports fans

    1061 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  24. Abbey Burger Bistro

    Abbey Burger Bistro burger

    The Abbey Burger Bistro features all manner of burgers, from veggie to wild game, plus beer & spiked shakes.

    1041 Marshall St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  25. Ryleigh’s Oyster

    Ryleighs Oyster

    Combining excellent service in a relaxed but vibrant Oyster Bar atmosphere

    22 W Padonia Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  26. The Local Fry

    The Local Fry

    Never knew fries can reach a whole other level of deliciousness

    711 W 40th St Suite 152, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  27. SoBo Café


    American comfort food with craft beers & wine cocktails in colorful rooms lined with local art.

    6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  28. Nick’s Fish House

    Nicks Fish House

    Amazing seafood with an amazing view of the sea

    1065 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$