The NFL’s slow return to post-pandemic normalcy will include fans cheering at Ravens training camp this summer. Beginning this Thursday, July 15, fans can sign up for free tickets to attend one of 12 training camp practices at the team’s Owings Mills, Md., complex.

The team announced late last month that it would accommodate about 1,000 fans at each of a dozen training camp practices, plus the team will host a free and open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 31.

The passes for training camp practices at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 a.m. on July 15 at or via the team’s mobile app.

Winners will receive a parking pass for a specific camp practice date, subject to availability, which will grant access to all passengers in the vehicle. (Vehicles must fit in a standard parking space, so no, don’t plan to rent a 22-passenger bus.)

The Ravens first full-team workout will be Wednesday, July 28, and the last practice open to fans will be Monday, Aug. 16.

Because of NFL COVID protocols, autographs will not be permitted this year. In past years, they have been a popular staple of the camp practices, with hundreds of children, including many youth football teams wearing their jerseys, lining the ropes at the end of practice. However, food trucks and other interactive children’s activities will be available.

In keeping with local guidelines put in place as of July 1, fans will not be required to wear masks at practice, but unvaccinated fans are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing from those not in the same household.

The Ravens hosted up to 2,000 fans at camp practices in 2019 after a $45 million facility expansion was completed, but then had no fans on hand for training camp, and had no preseason games, during the pandemic-altered 2020 season.

This year’s three-game preseason schedule kicks off at home on Saturday, Aug. 14, against the New Orleans Saints. They will play at Carolina on Aug. 21 and at Washington on Aug. 28.

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