Ravens to show Red Zone, too

Earlier this week, MDS pointed out that the Patriots will be showing the NFL Red Zone on their new HD video screens. 

The Ravens are now following suit.

The new 24-by-100-foot HD boards at M&T Bank Stadium will display the live feeds and highlights from other games during Ravens games.  “This goes to giving our fans the same thing they can get at home,” Ravens president Dick Cass said. 

The Maryland Stadium Authority and the Ravens shared the costs of the new HD screens.

“Our continued investment at M&T Bank Stadium is to enhance our fans’ game-day experience and to attract more non-Ravens events,” Cass added.  “We work to create an environment that is more compelling than a fan’s staying at home and watching our games on television.  RavensVision will be a significant part of our presentation.  We’re excited for our fans and others to see these dramatic video boards.”

More than 500 flat-screen HD televisions also will be installed throughout the facility.

It’s all part of the league’s effort to compete with the millions of man caves throughout the country.  As the private viewing experience improves, the NFL needs to ensure that folks will still prefer to attend games in person.

21 responses to “Ravens to show Red Zone, too

  1. I hope Lambeau is next. I used to stay home from the games when I had big Fantasy Football weeks that I wanted to keep on top of. That, and we were likely playing the Lions, no point in going…

  2. I’m sure this will lead to the scorer’s padding Ray Lewis’ already bloated stats by giving Lewis credit for tackles they watch on the feed.

  3. “This goes to giving our fans the same thing they can get at home,” Ravens president Dick Cass said.
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    …their goal is to give the fans the same thing they can get at home?
    Well hell….I don’t need to go to the stadium for that cuz…you know….I can get it at home. Another big drawback to the stadium would be the requirement that I wear pants. Because of society.

  4. Schau3r says:
    May 27, 2010 2:56 PM
    I hope Lambeau is next. I used to stay home from the games when I had big Fantasy Football weeks that I wanted to keep on top of. That, and we were likely playing the Lions, no point in going…
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    You passed up an opportunity to go watch an actual game because you wanted to keep track of your fantasy players in real time? …..wow man. Just wow.

  5. @citizen strange – why be a hater. just do yourself a favor and commit hari-kari. that way your inner hate will be assuaged.

  6. I don’t know if they’ll have time to show red zone this year since there will be too many replays of Boldin and Stallworth catching touchdowns

  7. The Falcons showed the Red Zone last season, it can take you out of the game, in particular if you want to watch a replay of a play that just happened at the game you’re at.

  8. So if Rice is constantly running in TD’s from outside of the redzone, and Flacco will be hitting Boldin, Stallworth and Mason for TD’s from outside of the redzone, it kind of seems pointless! Not to mention the fact that you won’t see many teams getting inside the redzone on this D!

  9. Great news now i dont have to look at my iphone which has bad reception in stadiums to check out other scores during Ravens games.. Score

  10. You can Hate the city and the team but Stevie B runs a FIRST Rate Organization. The Gameday experience is first class and the stadium is a great place to go for Any event! The Castle, Ravens HQ and training facility is first rate and Ravens Training camp is even a first class fan experience. I’m sure he’s still making money but it’s Nice to have an owner that thinks about his fans and not just how much money he can make.

  11. For someone who has watched the old screens for every home game since 1999…this is huge. We have a great owner and the greatest stadium ever!!
    Thanks Steve!!

  12. Come on, at some point you’ve got to decide if you want to see the game live, or look at a screen.
    Maybe part of the problem is that so many seats are so far away that the tickets are a poor value, and the only way to know what’s going on is to watch the end zone screens or your phone. All that is the end result of so many suites and club seats that place the rest of the fans way too far away from the field.

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