M & T Bank -
Address: 1101 Russell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Home of: Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
Date opened: 1998
Cost: $220 million
M&T Bank Stadium was built in 1998 and is the home of the
Baltimore Ravens of the AFC North. Mt&T Stadium is located at 1101 Russell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. It was formerly named PSINet
Stadium, but the naming rights were purchased by M&T Bank for
15 years. The stadium names were Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards (1998-1999), PSINet Stadium (1999-2002), Ravens Stadium (2002-2003) and lastly, M&T Bank Stadium (2003-present). There are 45 concession stands located throughout the
stadium and there are 22 ticket windows scattered among the entry
points of the stadium. There are almost 1,900 speakers installed,
and it took 1.15 million bricks and 2.5 billion pounds of concrete
to finish the building M&T Bank Stadium. The stadium was built
in such a way that there really isn’t a “bad” seat
anywhere in the house, and every seat will offer you a direct view
of the field, completely free of interference. Capacity for M&T
Bank Stadium is almost 70,000 and the tickets range from $55 all
the way down to $17. There are also 108 luxury suites as well.
The biggest non-football event held at M&T Bank Stadium thus far
has been the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four that was held Memorial Day
Weekend of 2004. The semifinals and championship of Division II
and Division III Lacrosse were also held at the stadium the same
Popular music festival HFStival appeared at the stadium in 1999 & 2005, as Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Blink-182, Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Idol, and Coldplay have all played the concert.
In 2005, the stadium was the site of the first rematch in the Maryland-Navy series known as the "Crab Bowl Classic" in 40 years. The two teams have agreed to play again at M&T Bank Stadium in 2010.
On October 28, 2006, the stadium held a contest between Notre Dame and Navy in which Notre Dame won 38-14 and in 2007 the stadium held the Army–Navy Game for the second time.
On December 7, 2008, an M&T Bank Stadium record crowd of 71,438 watched the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Washington Redskins 24-10 on Sunday Night Football, only to be surpassed the next week against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers when the Steelers defeated the Ravens 13-9 in front of 71,502.
On March 24, 2009 it was announced in the Baltimore Sun that the English Premier League club FC Chelsea will play the Italian Calcio Serie A team of AC Milan in a friendly at M&T Bank Stadium on July 24, 2009. Chelsea FC posted a 2-1 win over AC Milan in the first World Football Challenge at M&T Bank Stadium in front of a crowd of 71,203, making it the only game of the tournament to sell out its capacity.
The stadium said it was willing to hold a future World Cup match in 2018 or 2022.