Ravens Hit Attendance Record

The 11,506 people that attended Friday’s training camp practice got camp started in a big way.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Categories: 2010 Training Camp, Mike Duffy

The Ravens’ Friday morning practice was watched by 11,506 cheering fans, setting a new training camp attendance record for any session outside of scrimmages.

Needless to say, McDaniel College in Westminster was packed to welcome the entire team in its first full-squad practice.

The high number of fans beat last year’s opening Friday, which boasted 11,078 fans.

It didn’t hurt that temperatures were relatively balmy in the low 80s, 98 Rock’s “Bacon and Beer” party took a prominent position and the Ravens Fan Zone offered fun for the family, such as a rock-climbing wall and large inflatable.

The Ravens also distributed 1,400 wristbands to kids who could get into a special area for autographs.

The much-talked-about policy went off without a hitch, as nearly every player walked the line of children signing everything in sight.

All players were available for autographs because the Ravens did not have any weight-lifting sessions or core schools scheduled after practice.  When those start on Monday, only a third of the players will be able to sign.

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