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Ravens May Not Return To Westminster

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Ray Lewis signing autographs at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD (July 2010)
Ray Lewis signing autographs at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD (July 2010)

Due to the NFL Lockout, the Baltimore Ravens were forced to make a tough decision to not hold their summer Training Camp in Westminster, Maryland in 2011, as they previously had for the first 15 years of their existence, as well as had the Baltimore Colts when they were in town. Now, with a full year to prepare for the summer with a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement in place and a future lockout no longer an issue, the team is re-thinking its future.

There are positives and negatives to deciding between returning to the small town about 20 minutes north of their permanent Practice Facility, versus staying in Owings Mills like they did this past summer. Moving all their staff and equipment, as well as the cost of providing room and board, is a lot more expensive in Westminster. However, the public loves the chance to see their hero's practicing, which might be the only chances they get due to the high cost of ticket prices during the season.

On the other hand, the savings to the team and the scheduling of a free open practice at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium lessens the impact of missing the team prior to the season. A story in the Herald-Mail from the Baltimore Sun gives more details on the options, including another possible location at Stevenson University, with comments from officials representing all interests.