OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ)– Fans of football packed in a new stadium to view their team in action. The Ravens held their final public training camp on Sunday. And for the players, it was a return to where they started.
Gigi Barnett has more.
Ravens lined up– Flacco calling the play, Ray Rice running the ball.
For months now, this is what Ravens fans longed to see. On Sunday, they got it at a public training camp.
Head Coach John Harbaugh says taking the practice to the fans may be what the team needs.
“We’ve gotten a lot out of these practices that we’ve taken off campus, so to speak. You get the fans out here, puts a little pressure on the guys to perform. It’s just different,” Harbaugh said.
This training camp is the third and last of free fan practices. The team held a lottery to pass out invitations.
Fans packed Stevenson University’s new Mustang Stadium, which sits on the site of the Ravens’ first training facility in Owings Mills.
“Tremendous facility. This stadium is really, really special,” Harbaugh said. “I know the indoor, what they have is really neat. They’ve just done a great job with their athletic facilities.”
Players posed with fans, signed autographs and pumped up the youngest fans.
The Ravens held the first two off-site public practices at M&T Bank Stadium and the Naval Academy in Annapolis earlier this month.