Ravens, Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor, Optimistic for Full Stadium this Season

Baltimore Ravens President Dick Cass said in a letter to personal seat license owners on Tuesday the team is optimistic that they will have a full stadium of fans this season.

“Our preparations for the new season are ongoing, and with continuing progress in vaccinations throughout the nation and in our community, we are optimistic that we will have a full stadium of fans this season,” Cass said Tuesday. “We will continue to work diligently with state and local agencies to prepare to host fans safely. To achieve our goal of a full stadium, we encourage everyone in our community to get vaccinated and continue following the best practices recommended by public health authorities.”

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said he’s hopeful but asked the public to still remain diligent about COVID precautions.

“I cannot wait to watch my Ravens, but the COVID-19 pandemic is not over,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in an emailed statement to The Baltimore Sun. “While I am hopeful that the downward COVID-19 trends in Baltimore will continue through the start of the NFL season, recent history proves case spikes can occur. Whether you are rooting for the Ravens at M&T Stadium or a small gathering with friends, please adhere to the expert guidance from Baltimore City Health Department — maintain social distance, wear a mask, and get fully vaccinated.”

The Baltimore Sun says that Maryland reported fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth straight day on Tuesday.

Gov. Larry Hogan said the state looks forward to working closely with the team to get fans back.

“We look forward to working closely with the Ravens to get fans back to M&T at full capacity in the fall,” Hogan tweeted. “This is another sign of the progress we’re making to get back to normal.”

Cass said in the letter that single-game ticket sales will begin after the NFL releases its 2021 schedule on May 12.

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  1. At least Hollywood Hogan is a savvy enough politician to read the room. People in MD are pissed and sick and tired of the lies and nonsense, not to mention the governmental incompetence. Of course you’ve got your double masked while driving alone in a convertible crowd in the DC suburbs, but everyone else understands that outdoor events like Ravens games are more likely to spread venereal disease and food poisoning than COVID.

  2. If Cass was serious about full capacity, he would just say we will be at full capacity. Don’t ask for permission. The risk of COVID will never be zero but life cannot stop. Make them shut you down. Be bold!

  3. “To achieve our goal of a full stadium, we encourage everyone in our community to get vaccinated and continue following the best practices recommended by public health authorities.”

    …and then…maybe…just maybe, mind you…you’ll be a given a tiny sliver of normalcy we elected leaders are arbitrarily holding back. Of course we’ll have a very long list of other demands for you shortly to come after these, but this is quite a nice practice run to get you conditioned. Be good little peasants now, shut up, and do what you’re told…or else. What are you going to do? “Vote” us out? Bwahahaha!

    • Yeah funny how they keep holding out the freedoms come back after you take a barely tested experimental vaccine which Bill Gates stated in a TED talk is about population control (and not stopping viruses).

      Odd part is once the major sports went woke…I have no desire to ever step foot in any of those stadiums.

      • Couple the wokeness with NFL games filled with violent drunk assholes its a no go for me. Every time I have attended an NFL game there is a fight. Hardcore NFL fans are a different breed.

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