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Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!

 Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!

In 2017, exciting plans were announced for a comprehensive update of Baltimore’s M&T Stadium. These updates, to the tune of $144 million, would help the aging landmark become a viable destination once again.

First and foremost, the updates are for the fans. Go Ravens!

Secondly, the improvements (especially in the tech department) allowed the stadium to become a revenue-producing venue for concerts and other events. Perfect for the off-season, and for maximizing the dollars invested in a way that would yield a strong return for fans, locals, and the city.

As a local commercial and industrial painting company, our PAINTech team was thrilled to be included in the improvement process, lending our skills and expertise. We first came on board in June, 2018, and will continue working through the end of July, 2019.

What Have We Worked On Specifically?

A stadium like this involves a LOT of steel, and steel needs to be protected and preserved.

Paintech's team did all the preparation of the structural steel in the four corners of the stadium (northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest sections). This included:

  • Wire wheeling
  • Applying a zinc primer
  • We then applied 2 coats of a 357 international aluminum mastics coating over top

Our work involved several pieces of key equipment, but most of all we used a 135-foot articulated boom. For those hard to reach places!

Most recently, we finished the 3rd phase of the stadium. This included repainting the entire club level: walls, ceiling clouds, doors, and frames. From the more industrial-style metal painting to the decorative clouds, we had fun showcasing what our PAINTech team can do!

We also had to creatively problem solve, especially during the summer months. The steel several times exceeded 120 degrees in temperature, causing the coatings to dry too quickly. While this may not sound like much of a problem, it actually can create severe adhesion issues down the road. Experience came into play, and we were able to work around the high temps in a way that guaranteed coating performance.

Watch What’s On Your Hardhat!

Several of our team members are originally from Philadelphia, and had put Eagles stickers on their helmets. When we met the Ravens’ head coach, he told them they may just need to lose the stickers, and dubbed them the “Eagles painters.” We all had a good laugh, and definitely were reminded to watch what goes on the helmets.

When you visit the stadium, we hope you’ll think of us! It was a pleasure to be involved in such a fantastic project, and to play a part in creating a beautiful space for so many folks to enjoy.

Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!
Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!
Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!
Updating the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: A Win from Every Angle!

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