Fans to gather at Inner Harbor for Ravens Super Bowl rally
The crowd gathers for the send-off rally for the Baltimore Ravens who are leaving this afternoon for New Orleans to play in the Super Bowl against the 49ers. (Sun photo by Amy Davis / January 28, 2013)
That's the goal anyway for Baltimoreans planning to gather at the Inner Harbor Monday to send off the Super Bowl XLVII-bound Ravens to the Big Easy to face the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.
Fans, team cheerleaders and dignitaries are set to gather on the waterfront by 12:15 p.m. when head coach John Harbaugh and resident superhero Ray Lewis -- among other players and coaches -- arrive. Members of the Ravens 2000 Super Bowl XXXV are also expected to attend.
Entertainment began at 6 a.m. at the Tir Na Nog restaurant with radio station 98Rock. At the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m., cover band Faded Image will join Ravens cheerleaders, Marching Ravens musicians and team mascot Poe.
WBAL's "Voice of the Ravens" Gerry Sandusky will officially kick off the rally at 11:30 a.m.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to deliver remarks.