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By Jon Morgan | January 29, 1999
The HFStival, an annual rock music festival organized by radio station WHFS-FM (99.1), will be held at the Ravens' downtown PSINet Stadium on May 29.The concert was held at RFK Stadium in Washington last year. But the Ravens, acting as stadium managers, outbid RFK and the new Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover for the multi-band show, said David Cope, Ravens vice president of sales and marketing.It will be the first concert held inside the stadium, which opened last summer. It has a removable bank of seats over a concrete pad in one end zone to accommodate concerts.
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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
Three years in the making, Wednesday's U2 concert at M&T Bank Stadium could attract a record crowd — along with gridlock in the streets — at a time when uncertainty over the NFL season leaves Baltimore looking for more ways to fill the stadium. With an oversized stage in the round and fans on the turf, M&T's capacity will swell to 80,000 for the transcendent 360 Degree Tour concert. The crowd should threaten, if not eclipse, the stadium record of 75,000 who attended a 1999 HFStival in what was then called PSINet Stadium.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1999
The Army-Navy game, an epic matchup of the service academies' football teams that has been held nearly every fall for more than a century, will be played in Baltimore next year.A "major announcement" by the U.S. Naval Academy has been scheduled today at PSINet Stadium, home of the Ravens. Officials are expected to reveal that the game will be played at Baltimore's downtown stadium Dec. 2, 2000, according to several sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity."I will not and cannot confirm that," said Eric Ruden, a spokesman for the Naval Academy.
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October 21, 2010
Dad makes a bet On October 9th, 2000, my Dad and I were at PSINet Stadium watching The Ravens lose to the hated (and apparently much better) Pittsburgh Steelers. The defeat put the Ravens at 5-4, and the fact that they hadn't scored a touchdown in five straight games was making the season look pretty mediocre. Towards the end of the game, my Dad, who had just turned 71, turned to me and predicted that The Ravens were going to make it to The Super Bowl. Thinking that possibly dementia was setting in, I replied, "Dad – if The Ravens make it to The Super Bowl this year, I'm taking you there to see it in person – my treat!
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October 28, 2001
SCOUTING REPORT Ravens rushing vs. Jaguars run defense -- EVEN Ravens running back Jason Brookins will be making his first NFL start, replacing the injured Terry Allen. While Brookins runs with authority, his endurance is still in question. Jacksonville is giving up 117 yards on the ground per game. Jaguars outside linebacker T.J. Slaughter, the team's third-leading tackler, is questionable with ankle and knee injuries. Ravens passing vs. Jaguars pass defense -- EVEN Ravens quarterback Elvis Grbac has not practiced all week with bruised ribs, and his availability is a game-time decision.
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June 5, 1999
IN BALTIMORE, when do blue and gray make green?When the blue-coated midshipmen of the Naval Academy and the gray-clad cadets from West Point meet at the Army-Navy game on Dec. 20, 2000, at PSINet Stadium.The classic college football game, whose return to Baltimore after a half-century seemed a long shot as recently as a year ago, could mean $15 million in economic spinoff. That was the impact of the game in Philadelphia, and there's no reason it can't be just as lucrative for Baltimore.The Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority, which will share profits after the service academies receive their cut, lobbied hard to land the event.
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By Candus Thomson and Jay Apperson and Candus Thomson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
Unlike W. C. Fields, many football fans at PSINet Stadium in Baltimore said yesterday that, all in all, they were just as happy not to be in Philadelphia. From regular folks to military brass, the results were conclusive, and a recount was unnecessary. PSINet Stadium beat Veterans Stadium in Pennsylvania hands down. On most informal ballots, it even topped Giants Stadium. Veterans of the Vet wrinkled their noses as they told horror stories about parking, artificial turf with Frankenstein seams and poor plumbing.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2001
Mayor Martin O'Malley's first big-money fund-raiser of his term appeared to be a financial and political success last night, but no, it doesn't necessarily mean he's running for governor. O'Malley's fund-raising consultant, Colleen Martin-Lauer, estimated that the campaign committee took in $800,000 from about 1,700 people at the bash in the club-level section of PSINet Stadium. A ticket cost $250 or $1,000, depending on whether you wanted cheese and fruit or a more lavish sampling of caviar-laced deviled eggs, lamb or sushi.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1998
The Ravens are negotiating with PSINet Inc., a fast-growing, Northern Virginia-based Internet service provider, to name the Ravens downtown stadium, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.If a deal were to be completed, PSINet could put its corporate name or that of a product or service on the building, such as PSINet Stadium at Camden Yards.Although several issues remain to be worked out -- including how much the sponsor would pay for the naming rights -- the team is focusing on a deal with PSINet, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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January 30, 1999
FOLKS AGHAST over the name of Baltimore's football stadium presumably missed the news two years ago when the Maryland Stadium Authority found itself $20 million short to complete construction at Camden Yards.Reluctant to return to the legislature for more, the authority sold the naming rights to Ravens owner Art Modell for $10 million. As expected, he awarded the name to the highest bidder.The only thing unknown then was the price -- an eye-popping $105.5 million over 20 years, almost half the $220 million it cost to build the stadium.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 18, 2009
Congratulations, new Ravens fan, you've made it through basic training. Now sit back and enjoy the game with your family and friends. But beware, someone might test your loyalty. Be ready to meet fire with fire. Here's some Ravens trivia: * Who was the first player drafted by the Ravens? (Jonathan Ogden) * In their first game, what team did the Ravens beat? (The Oakland Raiders, 19-14, with Earnest Byner scoring the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run.) * Bruce Matthews has a place in Baltimore football lore.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2002
The Maryland Stadium Authority erred in allowing the Ravens to use more than $20 million in permanent seat license revenue to cover costs related to PSINet Stadium, according to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. Curran, in a 14-page opinion issued yesterday, said the authority misinterpreted a 1996 law passed to prohibit money made from the seat licenses from enriching the team or its owners. Allowing the team to use the money to pay for its expenses at the state-owned stadium "would amount to a windfall that the statute was designed to prevent," according to the opinion.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2002
On an afternoon when Ravens owner Art Modell announced that PSINet Stadium would temporarily go by a new name, he also welcomed another professional team into its confines. Citing mutual benefits and commitment to professional lacrosse, the Ravens and Major League Lacrosse's Baltimore Bayhawks agreed yesterday to a partnership that will make the downtown stadium the Bayhawks' home, starting this summer. The Ravens regained naming and marketing rights from bankrupt PSINet Inc. in an agreement that needs federal court approval.
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February 2, 2002
Give the taxpayers a chance to rename PSINet Stadium ... The Sun's article about the Ravens' pending settlement with PSINet Inc. on the stadium name renewed the animosity I feel toward greedy sports moguls and arrogant government officials ("Ravens poised for replay of stadium name game," Jan. 24). As one of the Maryland taxpayers whose taxes paid for the construction of both the football and baseball stadiums, I am outraged that the Maryland Stadium Authority usurped the citizens' right to name the stadiums.
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By Kevin Cowherd | January 28, 2002
SO HERE WE go again, wondering what horrible new name they'll stick on the ballpark that already has the ugliest name in sports: PSINet Stadium. With the Internet services company now belly-up, this town is buzzing with suggestions for a new name. Some of them are good, some not so good, some come from the John Walker Lindh fringe of society, if you catch my drift. On the good side, I have heard Johnny Unitas Field, which sounds kind of catchy. Unpretentious yet classy, like the man himself.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | December 30, 2001
Eleven months ago, the Ravens left Raymond James Stadium with a firm grip around the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Last night, the defending Super Bowl champions departed empty-handed and felt their playoff chances begin to slip almost out of their grasp. Wincing from a series of pivotal mistakes, the Ravens clumsily folded late to the Tampa Buccaneers, 22-10, before 65,619.The Ravens (9-6) still can secure a playoff berth today if Seattle loses at San Diego. If the Seahawks (7-7) win today, the Ravens can clinch next week with a win against Minnesota or a Seattle loss to Kansas City.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1999
Gene Hackman, in Maryland for the third time in five years to film a movie, lamented that he didn't buy a house in town. Keanu Reeves smiled at the suggestion that he have dinner with 20,000 extras. And producer Dylan Sellers, in keeping with the state's water conservation measures, joked that his on-screen football players wouldn't be allowed to drink water during practice.Yesterday at PSINet Stadium, the creative team behind the latest movie to be filmed in Maryland assembled to meet the press, officially announce that filming would start Monday and say how happy they were to be here.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
Could chopping an athletic field into squares keep it green?Several football teams, led by the Ravens at PSINet Stadium, think so. They have adopted the latest in high-tech fields: real grass, cut into half-ton sections and assembled like a puzzle.The idea behind the "modular" system is replacing worn spots with fresh turf. Chunks in the center of the field, where football play is concentrated, are exchanged with greener sections from the sidelines. A team can even buy a second field and move pieces back and forth.
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By John Coffren and By John Coffren,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2001
When it was over, when his wobbly wounded duck of a field goal had successfully cleared the crossbar, winning him an expensive new car and the adulation of nearly 69,000 fans at PSINet Stadium yesterday afternoon, Richard Pangle had just one thought: "I'll finally get some sleep tonight." Actually, that probably was his second thought. It would be hard not to think about the fact that if his kick, a halftime promotion for a local car dealership group, had sailed just a little more to the left, he might have been walking away a millionaire and a Mercedes-Benz owner.
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By Jamison Hensley | December 23, 2001
SCOUTING REPORT Ravens rushing vs. Bengals run defense - BENGALS The Ravens set a team record for fewest rushing attempts in a game (13) last Sunday night. The team will move tailback Terry Allen back into the starting lineup and rotate Moe Williams in passing situations. Over the past six games, the Ravens are averaging only 3.2 yards per carry and holding the ball for 27 of the game's 60 minutes. Cincinnati, which ranks 13th against the run, relies on linebackers Takeo Spikes and Brian Simmons to slide off blocks and make the plays.
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