Reporting Jessica Kartalija
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens fans get a preview of what to expect on the football field.
Jessica Kartalija reports some lucky fans got the VIP treatment and have high hopes for the season ahead.
Here at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, 200 fans get a front row seat at practice. You can’t get much more up close and personal than this.
“They’re looking good. They’re looking really good. I’m waiting for the season, you know?” said Michael Faison.
Football fans Michael Faison and his nephew were pleasantly surprised to get the invite.
“My nephew got the call and said, `Let’s go out here and watch the Ravens.’ Brought his son out and we’re just enjoying ourselves, having a good time,” Gaison said.
All eyes are focused on the team this second week of training camp.
“Ten and six and a playoff berth. That’s all I can ask for,” said Francis Bagnell.
Fans submitted lottery requests online and the Ravens invited 200 people each day to watch the team prepare for the season.
“This is such a unique opportunity. We have never been able to do anything like this during training camp,” said Ravens Marketing Coordinator Katie Bollinger. “It’s very exclusive, very VIP and the fans are very appreciative.”
Dan Chisnell was randomly selected and spent the afternoon watching with his three kids.
“Going from Oregon and following those guys out here and watching them on the team makes it even better,” Chisnell said.
Fans have high hopes for the season ahead.
“Hopefully Super Bowl. Bottom line, that’s what I’m looking for,” Faison said.
After practice, the Ravens signed autographs and shook hands.
Tickets are no longer available for training camp. You’ll have to wait for the first pre-season game, August 9.