The Brass Monkey is your Baltimore Ravens Headquarters for Tampa and St. Petersburg!
The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team is headquartered in Owings Mills and plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Ravens were established in 1996. Art Modell, who was, at that time, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to relocate the franchise from Cleveland, Ohio to Baltimore. As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns’ heritage in Cleveland for a replacement team and replacement personnel that would take control in 1999 including the history and records of the Browns. In return, he was allowed to take his own personnel and team to Baltimore, where such personnel would then form an expansion team.
Bay Area Ravens Headquarters located on Pass-A-Grille Beach
The Ravens have been a very successful franchise since the beginning. They have qualified for the NFL playoffs ten times since 2000. They have two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), 15 playoff victories, four AFC Championship game appearances (2000, 2008, 2011 and 2012), four AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011 and 2012). They are currently the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl and Thanksgiving Day appearances. The Baltimore Ravens organization has been led by general manager Ozzie Newsome since 1996 and has had three head coaches: Ted Marchibroda, Brian Billick, and John Harbaugh. With a record-breaking defensive unit in their 2000 season, the team established a reputation for relying on strong defensive play, led by players like middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who, until he retired, was considered the “face of the franchise.” The team is owned by Steve Bisciotti and valued at $1.5 billion, making the Ravens the 24th-most valuable sports franchise in the world.
Baltimore Ravens Name
The name “Ravens” was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven. Chosen in a fan contest that drew 33, 288 voters, the allusion honors Poe, who spent the early part of his career in Baltimore and is buried there. As the Baltimore Sun reported at the time, fans also “liked the tie-in with the other birds in town, the Orioles, and found it easy to visualize a tough, menacing black bird.”
The owners are Ravens Fans!
The owners of The Brass Monkey are former Baltimore residents. And they are huge Ravens fans! So The Brass Monkey, on Pass-A-Grille, is the perfect location for the Tampa / St. Petersburg Ravens headquarters! Come catch a game and see what we mean!