The Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium has been recognised by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a SAFETY Act Designation, acknowledging excellence in gameday security practices.
The Ravens received the SAFETY Act Designation for the M&T Bank Stadium Security Program, a comprehensive program that includes the screening of visitors and packages, emergency plans, threat assessments, physical and electronic security equipment, and trained personnel.
The security program applies to the entire stadium property, including the seating bowl and suites, gates, loading dock, inner and secondary perimeters, field, locker rooms, utility and mechanical systems, and command centre.
Ravens senior vice president of stadium operations Roy Sommerhof said:
Fan safety is the top priority at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens have invested millions of dollars in the stadium’s security program in order to provide a high level of security on gameday to our guests and staff.
The Maryland Stadium Authority, SAFE Management and city, state and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies form the backbone of the security and emergency management team at M&T Bank Stadium. The SAFETY Act award demonstrates the success that the Ravens and our security partners have had in developing and implementing security policies, procedures and protocols to keep our fans safe.
NFL chief security officer Cathy Lanier added:
Understanding the very high level of scrutiny the stadium and the security program have been put through throughout the SAFETY Act review process, this is an achievement to be extremely proud of. The work that the team at M&T Bank Stadium does is of the highest calibre, and this achievement is a deserved recognition of that work.