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The Ravens won’t be in Westminster, Md., for training camp this summer, but they will be supporting football in the area.
The Ravens have donated $100,000 to help complete the construction of McDaniel College’s new on-campus Kenneth R. Gill Stadium. It will be used by the Green Terror’s football, field hockey, lacrosse and track and field teams.
“Through the years, McDaniel College has been a terrific partner with us,” Team President Dick Cass said. “We’re happy we can help them with this important project.”
The Ravens held training camp at McDaniel College for the first 15 years of the franchise’s history. They moved away from it due to the lockout last offseason and opted to stay at the team’s facility in Owings Mills, Md., this offseason for a variety of reasons.
Construction on the $8 million stadium began in early February, and is scheduled to open on Sept. 15 when the football team hosts Muhlenberg College. It signifies a major commitment to improving the team’s athletic program.
The stadium will be seen as soon as fans approach the college’s entranceway, and has a brick façade that matches the other building on campus.
It is named after Kenneth Gill, a 1961 graduate of then-Western Maryland College and current trustee, who was a four-year letter winner on the Green Terror football team. Gill is the founder and chairman of Gill Group Inc., one of the largest food service equipment and supplies contractors in the nation.
The stadium is being funded exclusively by charitable gifts and is not from the college’s operating budget. Thus, the Ravens are an integral part in helping the project to completion.