Design & Development

Gilbane to deliver M&T Bank Stadium renovations

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Gilbane Building Company has been selected as the construction manager for the wide-ranging renovation of M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.

Last week, the Ravens unveiled plans for a $430m (£338m/€393m) redevelopment of M&T Bank Stadium as the team seeks to retain the venue’s status as one of the best fan experiences in the NFL.

Seeking to enhance the gameday and year-round fan experience, the three-year project will run from 2024 to 2026. In addition to substantial developments on the exterior plaza areas, every level of the venue will undergo renovations with the goal of completely transforming the stadium experience.

Following the Ravens’ announcement, Gilbane confirmed that it had been selected by the Maryland Stadium Authority to provide the renovations. Gilbane has partnered with the MSA for over 30 years on projects throughout Baltimore and the State of Maryland.

Between 2017 and 2019, Gilbane oversaw a number of improvements for the Ravens, ranging from two 4K ultra-high-definition video displays, ribbon boards, four new corner suites and video displays, improvements to fan circulation with new escalators and elevators, and club-level improvements.

Gilbane has also closely collaborated with Gensler, the Ravens’ architecture partner for the M&T Bank Stadium redevelopment, on over 165 projects around the US. Gilbane is partnering with Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Corenic Construction and is committed to meeting the state’s MBE participation goal for the project.

Ted Holt, senior vice-president and Maryland business leader at Gilbane, said: “Gilbane is incredibly excited to continue our partnership with the Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland Stadium Authority on this tremendous project.

“We look forward to delivering the multi-phased renovation that will transform the fans’ experience at M&T Bank Stadium and make Maryland proud. Our focus is on a strong collaboration with the stadium operations, Gensler, and our trade partners with a commitment to driving economic inclusion throughout construction.”

In November last year, the joint venture of Gilbane and Turner Construction Company, in association with 34 Group, was chosen to provide construction management of the Buffalo Bills’ planned new stadium in Orchard Park.

M&T Bank Stadium is now in its 25th season and its last major project was the $120m team-funded venture in 2019.