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Ravens to hold three practices open to public

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The Baltimore Ravens announced on Friday that they will hold three training camp sessions open to the public this summer. according to Jeff Zrebic of The Baltimore Sun.

After the Ravens decided not to return to McDaniel College in Westminster for training camp, a decision that will prevent most fans from attending training camp, the Ravens will hold free practice sessions Saturday, Aug. 4, at M&T Bank Stadium; Sunday, Aug. 12, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis; and Sunday, Aug. 19, at Stevenson University’s athletic complex in Owings Mills.

McDaniel’s Westminster campus had been where the Ravens called home during training camp for the first 15 years of the franchise’s history (1996-2010). However, the longstanding tradition ended last season when the NFL lockout dragged out into July, prompting the Ravens to move training camp to the team’s headquarters in Owings Mills.

While the Ravens vowed to return to Westminster for training camp in 2012, they backed off those aspirations and announced last December that they would continue to hold training camp in Owings Mills for the anticipated future.

The Ravens held one practice at M&T Bank Stadium last year, drawing more than 24,000 fans.