Ravens looking to invite more fans to training camp

first_imgThe Ravens haven’t held training camp at McDaniel College in five years, but the organization wants to bring the old Westminster feel to their Owings Mills facility in the coming summers.Team president Dick Cass told reporters at the league meetings in Phoenix that the Ravens are exploring ways to accommodate more fans to attend training camp practices. The possibilities include buying land adjacent to the team’s training facility for additional parking.After the Ravens accommodated a maximum of 500 fans at certain practices last summer, Cass told the team’s official website that they hope to bring 1,000 fans per day to camp workouts this summer and 3,000 spectators to individual practices by 2016, which would be more in line with the types of crowds they once saw in Westminster. The organization also plans to bring in more entertainment for fans at the training facility.The Ravens held training camp in Westminster from 1996 through 2010, but the 2011 camp was moved to the training facility in Owings Mills due to the uncertainty that accompanied the offseason lockout. Baltimore officially decided a year later to keep summer workouts at their multimillion-dollar facility moving forward to better prepare for the regular season, but the move eliminated arguably the most intimate setting for fans to watch players and interact with them.Cass said the Ravens will once again hold a training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium this summer, which is currently slated for Aug. 3. It remains unclear whether they will hold another practice at the Naval Academy in Annapolis this summer.last_img read more

‘No. 1 hunk’ Hicks on prowl for love

first_img“American Idol” Taylor Hicks is ranked as the No. 1 “hottest bachelor” by People magazine – and he’s looking for love. The 29-year-old silver-haired crooner tops People’s list in the magazine’s new issue, on newsstands Friday. But the “Idol” winner says he’d happily give up his bachelor days. “There’s been no time,” Hicks says of his dating life. “Now, I wouldn’t mind spending the rest of my life with the right woman.” Hicks also wants to find a woman he exchanged glances with on a recent airline flight. Of the blonde, he says, “We waved and did a double-take look. It seemed like something out of a movie.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 – Associated Press Clintons earned $8 million in year Former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton had income of more than $8 million last year, mainly from speaking fees Bill Clinton collected, according to disclosure forms released by the senator’s office on Wednesday. The Senate disclosure also shows that Hillary Clinton earned $872,891 from her book “Living History,” which was published in 2003 and has been released in paperback. That is down from last year, when she reported $2.3 million in royalties from her memoir. In 2001, Simon & Schuster paid her nearly $8 million to write the book. – The New York Times Einstein papers go for $42,000 A set of 94 scholarly articles by Albert Einstein sold for $42,000 at auction Wednesday, with the proceeds going to benefit the Working Families Party. The papers document many of Einstein’s discoveries about space and time. They were bought by David Waxman, owner of a Long Island book shop. “We’re especially moved that Albert Einstein’s work will support the Working Families Party’s effort to wrest control of Congress from the most anti-science crowd Washington has seen since before Einstein himself was born,” said Dan Cantor, executive director of the party. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more