Baltimore Ravens Tickets
The Baltimore Ravens are a professional football team in the National Football League. The team is located in Baltimore, Maryland and play their home games at M&T Bank Stadium. M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of 71,008 and opened in 1998. The team plays in the AFC North division and is currently coached by John Harbaugh. The team was established in 1996 after owner Art Modell moved the then Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in one of the most controversial moves in NFL history.
For their first three years as the Baltimore Ravens, coach Ted Marchibroda led them. In his tenure, Marchibroda compiled a 16-31-1 record. Brian Billick took over in 1999, and in his eight seasons as head coach, turned the franchise into the perennial powerhouse they are today including a 5-3 record in the playoffs and a Super Bowl XXXV victory. Under current coach John Harbaugh, the team is 44-20 including a 5-4 record in the playoffs as of the start of the 2012 season. The team has made the playoffs eight times, including three division championships. The team has won the conference once in 2000, also winning the Super Bowl that year.
Three former Ravens players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rod Woodson and Shannon Sharpe were both members of the Super Bowl winning team, while Deion Sanders played for the team at the tail end of his career. The Ravens feature 15 people in their Ring of Honor, including 14 players in addition to Modell. Jamal Lewis was the most recent addition to the Ring of Honor when he was inducted in 2012.
The Ravens have a number of rivalry games, including games against the Indianapolis Colts, the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets, and most notably against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rivalry between the Ravens and the Jets comes mainly from current Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan was the former defensive coordinator for the Ravens, and when he left to become the head coach of the Jets, he took a number of players with him. Ryan’s abrasive style has led to a constant stream of trash talk between the teams, further fueling this rivalry. The Ravens main rival is the division-foe Pittsburgh Steelers. Between their close proximity as well as their similar, hard-hitting styles, these teams, who face off twice a year, find themselves embroiled in one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL.