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Ravens holding lottery for fans to be able to watch practices

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With many NFL teams bypassing the old tradition of going away to training camp, many fans lost their best opportunity to see teams up close.

But the Ravens are going to allow a select few inside the gates of their own facility to get a glimpse of the work. Emphasis on “few.”

The team is having a lottery to let “fans in limited numbers,” into their behind-closed-doors practices, saying they can host 200 fans when they’re at their facility for 13 practices this summer.

Registration for the lottery is available on the team’s website for those sessions. Because of space limitations, even one of their three “open” practices (at Stevenson University on Aug. 19) is subject to a lottery as well.

Fans have two weeks to apply, and the Ravens have set up separate pages for PSL owners and non-PSL owners. The skeptic in me has to wonder how good the chances are for the non-paying customers to ever get behind the curtain.

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4 Responses to “Ravens holding lottery for fans to be able to watch practices”
  1. farty5 says: Jun 30, 2012 1:24 PM

    Just because you aren’t a PSL owner doesn’t mean you’re “non-paying”

    Still, PSL owners are catered to – that’s why they pay the extra money

  2. jbythebay says: Jun 30, 2012 2:01 PM

    Stories like these make me appreciate the Packers more and more

  3. gnutella0 says: Jun 30, 2012 4:26 PM

    Stories like these also make me appreciate that the Steelers still travel away for training camp. It’s tantamount to a corporate retreat, and it’s a good chemistry builder. Having training camp at the team’s facilities makes it seem like “just another day at the office.” I wish more teams would start traveling away to training camp again. With the Bengals staying home this year, that leaves 15 teams — less than half the league — traveling for training camp. It also leaves the Steelers as the only AFC North team to do so. (The NFC East are the last bastion, with all four teams still traveling.)

  4. farty5 says: Jun 30, 2012 10:59 PM

    Stories like these also make me appreciate that the Steelers still travel away for training camp. It’s tantamount to a corporate retreat, and it’s a good chemistry builder. Having training camp at the team’s facilities makes it seem like “just another day at the office.” I wish more teams would start traveling away to training camp again. With the Bengals staying home this year, that leaves 15 teams — less than half the league — traveling for training camp. It also leaves the Steelers as the only AFC North team to do so. (The NFC East are the last bastion, with all four teams still traveling.)
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    The Ravens used to until their lease with the hosting university ran out last year. In the meantime, the Ravens are giving the college a generous amount of money to assist them in building a new football stadium/facilities – expect them to be back when that happens.

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