Ravens urge fans not to meet team at Owings Mills facility

Training center doesn't have space for crowd

January 13, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ravens officials are urging fans to stay away from the team's training center in Owings Mills when the players return from Oakland early Monday morning.

Ravens players, coaches and staff will arrive at Baltimore-Washington International Airport sometime before dawn Monday. They will then take a bus to the training center in the 11000 block of Owings Mills Blvd.

"Please do not come to Owings Mills," Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' vice president of public relations and marketing, said yesterday. "While we would love to have people, we just don't have space here."

Byrne said several hundred fans were turned away from the training center last Sunday when the Ravens returned home after defeating the Tennessee Titans.

"It would just be an unsafe environment with lots of people there," Byrne said. "There is no place to park and no place to stand."

BWI officials are also telling fans to stay away from the airport because the players will not be accessible.

Up to 5,000 people gathered at BWI last Sunday when the team returned from Nashville.

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