Lockout leads Ravens to move training camp


The lockout hasn’t ended soon enough to save the Baltimore Ravens’ plans of holding training camp at McDaniel College, where the team has had camp every year since it first moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens in 1996.

Instead, the Ravens will have camp at their facility in Owings Mills.

“We’re disappointed we won’t be back at McDaniel and in Westminster this summer. We delayed the decision as long as we could,” Bob Eller, the Ravens’ vice president of operations, said in a statement. “There are logistics that needed to be addressed now, including McDaniel’s schedule, the hotel, the fields and other Ravens football functions. Right now, we don’t know dates for camp, and we’ve been forced to make other plans.”

Last year more than 110,000 fans attended Ravens training camp. But the Ravens’ facility in Owings Mills doesn’t have the space for fans, and so this year’s training camp will be closed to the public.