NFL American football franchise the Baltimore Ravens is set to commence work on the final phase of a $120m (£94.7m/€105.2m) renovation of its M&T Bank Stadium.
The Baltimore Business Journal said the Ravens plan to commence a round of upgrades to some of the stadium’s luxury suites, as well as to north and south club level spaces, in mid-January. The start date for the work is currently scheduled for January 16, but could move if the team advances in the playoffs. The Ravens are due to host the Los Angeles Chargers in a wildcard game on Sunday.
Under the plan, the team will pay $8m to renovate 70 of the stadium’s 133 suites with an enhanced interior, new kitchen equipment and new televisions, among other changes. The Journal said club level renovations will cost around $15.8m and will incorporate improvements to bar, food service and lounge areas, as well as new TV monitors and an audio system.
Roy Sommerhof, the team’s senior vice-president of stadium operations, told the Journal that construction will take around seven months and will be finished in time for the start of the 2019 NFL season. The Ravens have hired Riparius Construction to handle upgrades to the luxury suites, while Gilbane Building is the contractor for the club-level renovations.
The Ravens were given the green light for the $120m renovation project back in January 2017. The work has already introduced two 200-feet-by-36-feet video displays behind each end zone, 28,000 square feet of video ribbon displays, four video boards in each corner of M&T Bank Stadium, a field-level party suite and enhanced WiFi.
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