Ravens close on ticket policy Stadium PSLs likely tied to Memorial games

April 27, 1996|By Jon Morgan | Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF

Ravens officials are still working out the prices and details of tickets for their inaugural season, but one aspect appears likely: Getting seats at Memorial Stadium may require buying a seat license at the new stadium to be built at Camden Yards.

"We tossed around a variety of ideas, but it looks like there will be some link between being a season-ticket holder at Memorial Stadium and having an opportunity at Camden Yards," said team spokesman Kevin Byrne.

The team intends to require season-ticket holders at the new stadium to first buy a "permanent seat license," at prices ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

The Ravens' agreement with the state limits the amount of licenses that can be sold to no more than $75 million, and limits the use of the proceeds to stadium construction and certain moving-related expenses.

"The PSL money is money the Ravens need to come here," Byrne said.

Some seats at the new stadium will be set aside for single-game sales and not require a seat license, he said.

The team will play at Memorial Stadium, home of the Colts before their move to Indianapolis in 1984, for two seasons while the new facility is built adjacent to Oriole Park.

Byrne said the team hopes to be able to announce ticket prices in the next few weeks, and begin taking applications by the end of May. A logo and team colors are expected to be announced by June 7, he said.

The first regular-season home game is scheduled against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 1.

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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