"It's going to be a purple parade walking that last mile to the stadium," Coho said.

One Nest member will only pay face value for her ticket, which is about $800. Skebeck won that opportunity through a Ravens lottery of Personal Seat License holders.

The Fallston resident was also watching the Ravens live at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., as they defeated the New England Patriots last week for the American Football Conference championship.

Skebeck traveled with a friend, Peg Goodson. Their tour bus was parked in row 52 of the stadium lot – the same number of retiring linebacker Ray Lewis, the MVP of the Ravens' last Super Bowl.


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"It was awesome," she recalled. "We had a great time."

Her fellow Nest members were back at the Tower, watching the conference championship in their reserved spot.

Skopinski said some members had decided they would go to the Super Bowl, "win or lose."

Once the Ravens obtained a comfortable lead by the second half, the members relaxed.

"We could actually enjoy a victory before the final gun," Skopinski said.

He said the group members were "ecstatic, could not hold ourselves together," after the Ravens achieved victory.

Smero suggested Friday that the Patriots' defeat of the Ravens last year, denying them a shot at the Super Bowl, could have been a form of divine intervention.

"What's the saying, 'God doesn't give you what you want, He gives you what you need?' " she asked. "He gave us New Orleans."