Baltimore Ravens Extend Lease at M&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens won't have a new home anytime soon. The team announced a new lease with M&T Bank Stadium through 2037, keeping them in their present stadium for at least another 15 years. M&T Bank Stadium finished construction in 1998 and has been the home of the Ravens ever since. It has hosted seven playoff games and 201 regular season games.

The length of the commitment the Ravens are making to M&T Bank Stadium is quite striking, particularly considering the rate the NFL is turning over stadiums. It is already the 10th oldest stadium in the league, and most of the stadiums older than it are either untouchable classics (Lambeau Field, Arrowhead Stadium, Caesars Superdome) or already in the process of being replaced (Soldier Field, New Era Stadium, Fed Ex Field). 

Perhaps most notably, the Tennessee Titans have already announced an upcoming replacement for Nissan Field, which was opened in 1999, one year after M&T Bank Stadium. Still, fans in Baltimore should have much fonder memories of their stadium than Titans fans have of theirs: the Ravens have won two Super Bowls since M&T Bank Stadium opened and won an incredible 70.1% of their home games.

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