Baltimore Ravens Take Flight at New Training Facility

Wed January 12, 2005 - Northeast Edition

Geared toward training and providing a comfortable sanctuary for football players, the new Baltimore Ravens corporate headquarters and training facility is a welcome addition to the NFL team.

The Ravens moved into the new training facility on Oct. 17, leaving behind the former Baltimore Colts’ training facility on Owings Mills. Design-built by St. Louis-based Clayco Construction Company, the new facility features a plethora of amenities as well as all of the materials necessary for training a football team. Forum Studio Inc. was the architect.

“The Ravens understand that a winning football team is the result of not only hard work and practice, but also keeping the team healthy and happy,” said Kirk Warden, Clayco’s project executive. “This new facility has more amenities, richer finishes, nicer public spaces, higher quality furniture, larger training areas and a more aesthetically pleasing look and feel than any facility in the NFL.”

Located on 32 acres (13 ha) in the Northwest Regional Park in Baltimore County, the complex features brick, stone and plaster facades, granite turrets, copper downspouts and gutters, stone copings, blue stone pavers and a slate roof.

The 110,000-sq.-ft. (10,219 sq m) headquarters building includes hot and cold treatment pools, a physical therapy/conditioning pool, an auditorium with multiple breakout rooms, a players’ lounge and a full-service kitchen. A 10,000-sq.-ft. (929 sq m) weight room is the largest in the NFL. The 90,000-sq.-ft. (8,361 sq m) field house contains a full-length indoor practice field. Rising 85 ft. (26 m) high, the facility is tall enough for the Ravens to punt inside.