Baltimore Ravens Choose Constellation As Preferred Energy Supplier
Just weeks away from the official kickoff of the 2015 season, the Baltimore Ravens have drafted Constellation to be their preferred energy supplier.
The designation comes as part of a multi-year sponsorship renewal agreement giving Constellation exclusive naming rights of the 300 and 400 suite levels at M&T Bank Stadium, including signage throughout those levels. This is the first time the Ravens have welcomed a corporate sponsor at the suite level of the stadium.
“The Ravens have enjoyed a long relationship with Constellation that has allowed us to make a positive difference in our community and environment,” said Kevin Rochlitz, senior vice president of corporate sales and business development for the Ravens. “We are pleased to have their support as we continue our efforts to be a model of sustainability for the NFL and our fans.”
As part of the agreement, Constellation will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the annual “State of the Ravens” event featuring General Manager Ozzie Newsome and Head Coach John Harbaugh.
“The Ravens are known for their tactical, smart approach to the game,” said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Constellation. “It’s no surprise that they’ve taken the same approach to managing their energy costs and achieving their sustainability goals by teaming up with Constellation. Constellation is committed to the City of Baltimore, and we are pleased to power game day for our hometown team.”
The sponsorship renewal agreement expands Constellation’s already extensive relationship with the team. Constellation has supplied power to the Under Armour Performance Center, the team’s 200,000-square-foot headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Md., since 2013.
In addition, Constellation serves as the “Official Solar Partner of the Baltimore Ravens,” having recently announced a 375-kilowatt (DC) solar generation project that will generate approximately 15 percent of the team headquarters’ electricity needs. The Ravens have also worked with Constellation to match the electricity used during “Green Games” through the purchase of Green-e Energy certified wind renewable energy certificates. Green-e Energy certifies that renewable energy certificates meet the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.
The agreement also includes the renewal of Constellation’s Sacks for Science program. For each sack recorded during the season, Constellation sponsors a field trip for one local school group to experience the Maryland Science Center Power Up! energy exhibit.
Since its inception two years ago, the program has made it possible for more than 3,000 students from 44 Baltimore-area schools to visit the science center. This year’s Sacks for Science grand prize winner, Federal Hill Prep, even had the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium and meet Baltimore Ravens long snapper, Morgan Cox, and the team mascot, Poe.
The Ravens officially start their season Sept. 13, when they will square off against the Denver Broncos. For more Ravens news and a full 2015 schedule, visit baltimoreravens.com.