M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, has been recognized by the United States 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 center. 

"Fan safety is the top priority at M&T Bank Stadium," said Ravens senior vice president of stadium operations Roy Sommerhof. "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."

"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," said NFL chief security officer Cathy Lanier. "The work that the team at M&T Bank Stadium does is of the highest caliber, and this achievement is a deserved recognition of that work."