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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens are bringing home the ultimate NFL prize: the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Adam May is checking out Super Bowl parade preparations.

As the Ravens were boarding a plane back to Baltimore, fans were already picking up their luggage, glad to be back home.

The Super Bowl champion Ravens landed back in Baltimore in the private section of the airport, which is closed to fans. Many fans also flew home after an exhausting celebration.

“It was so loud! I can’t talk. Best experience ever,” said Andy Read.

“Tired, blurry-eyed,” said Karen Swann.

“My whole class was like, `Oh my gosh! You’re going?'” said John Kasser. “Oh my gosh, it was awesome.”

“I’m still wearing beads and don’t ask me how I got them,” said Will Haze.

Many say it felt like a home game.

“There were more Ravens fans than 49ers fans. Three-to-one, easy,” said Angel Ilagin.

Ilagin got a priceless souvenir.

“It’s a Super Bowl jacket and I got a bunch of Hall of Famers to sign it,” she said.

Now the party continues at M&T Bank Stadium. Sky Eye Chopper 13 caught a glimpse of the set-up for Tuesday’s celebration. The festivities will kick off earlier at City Hall, where a banner proclaims “Victory.” A parade will connect the two events running through the heart of downtown.

Until then, fans are still on cloud nine.

“I’m talking to one of my co-workers, letting this Steelers fan know how exciting the game was,” said Keith Ewing.

Beginning with an introduction from Mayor Rawlings-Blake at City Hall, the Ravens’ parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. From City Hall, the parade will proceed south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard Streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium.

Beginning at approximately at 12:30 p.m., fans are encouraged to attend a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will be held rain or shine and is free for all fans. Concessions, merchandise and restrooms will be available at the stadium.

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