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[photo, Johnny Unitas: The Golden Arm statue, by Frederick Kail, before M & T Bank Stadium, West Hamburg St., Baltimore, Maryland] The Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League debuted in the 1996 season at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. In 1998, a 69,300-seat stadium was completed to host the team. Formerly called Ravens Stadium it was renamed M & T Bank Stadium in 2003. The Stadium is part of Baltimore's Camden Yards sports complex. In January 2001, the Ravens won the Super Bowl championship.

Johnny Unitas: The Golden Arm statue (2002), by Frederick Kail. The statue of the Baltimore Colts' quarterback appears on the north side of M & T Bank Stadium, West Hamburg St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, M & T Bank Stadium, West Hamburg St., Baltimore, Maryland] The Baltimore Burn debuted in April 2001 with nine other teams in the National Women's Football Association. The Burn plays at the Community College of Baltimore County (Dundalk Campus).

M & T Bank Stadium, West Hamburg St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


The Washington Redskins National Football League team plays at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The Stadium opened in 1997 and seats 80,116 people.

Minor league semi-professional football teams also compete in Maryland. The Arbutus Big Red Football Team, for example, is sponsored by the Arbutus Athletic Association, and competes in the Mason-Dixon Football League.

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The University of Maryland, College Park, won the Gator Bowl on January 1, 2004, beating West Virginia 41-7.

Navy football is played at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Opened in 1959, the Stadium seats 30,000. It is home to the midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy athletics department. On December 22, 2005, Navy beat Colorado State University 51-30 in the Pansettia Bowl.

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