Gilbane Building Company Aids Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium in Providing the Ultimate Fan Experience
Work has already begun on phase one, with the final two phases to be performed during the 2017 and 2018 NFL off-seasons.
Baltimore, MD – February 22, 2017 – Already underway on the phase one renovations at M&T Bank Stadium, Gilbane Building Company was awarded phase two of the stadium upgrades last week. The $144 million improvements will take place in three phases, all of which are being self-funded by the Baltimore Ravens, with a $24 million contribution from the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).
“Gilbane is excited to be in a partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, HDC, Inc., Populous and MSA. We are committed to providing the best fan experience in the NFL through this project,” said Corey Sarver, Gilbane’s project executive. Phase one will change the way fans watch the game. Gilbane will install two new 4K ultra-high definition video displays nearly as large as the wingspan of a 747; spanning 200 feet by 36 feet each. Fans will not only have 28,000 square feet of new screens to experience the action, but also new angles to view their team’s biggest plays. The increased investment for the in-stadium video production will bring eleven manned cameras and additional robotic cameras to the stadium. They will provide more views of the field than ever before!
Phases two and three will include improvements to the overall fan experience. With the addition of new escalators and elevators, fans will be able to seamlessly access each concourse level. New suites will fill the unused spaced of the stadium’s upper bowl, creating even more functional space in the 71,000-seat stadium. Improving on the audio visual upgrades in phase one, additional 4K ultra high-definition video boards will be installed atop each of these new suites to provide fans with additional game information. All club-level concessions, restrooms and bar/lounge areas will receive a facelift to improve the comfort and amenities offered to fans. In the seating bowl a new sound system will be installed; ensuring that no fan misses a referee’s game-changing call.
This iconic Baltimore stadium, completed in 1998, can hold over 71,000 fans. It was the first LEED Gold Certified professional sports stadium in the United States and exceeds the national average in efficiency by 27 percent. The stadium has 44 concessions throughout, with all of the game day classics available, in addition to Maryland delicacies like crab cakes and crab tots!
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services—from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities, to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services—for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
Gilbane’s mid-Atlantic offices are located in Arlington, VA/Washington DC; Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA. Collaborating with clients in the region since 1969, Gilbane serves diversified market sectors. Representative regional clients include Johns Hopkins University, University System of Maryland, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library and McCormick.
For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.