Highlights of the Steve Bisciotti era
When Steve Bisciotti assumed majority control of the Ravens a decade ago, former owner Art Modell hailed the transition to the Anne Arundel County businessman as a watershed moment in franchise history.
"Steve Bisciotti is going to be an outstanding owner in the National Football League," the late Modell said during the 2004 NFL owners meetings. "He's got love for the game. He's strong. He's going to be a good one. Trust me on that. You can come back in a few years and say, 'Hey, Art you were right for a change.'"
The Severna Park and Salisbury State graduate, who founded an engineering staffing firm in his basement, is now one of the richest Americans with an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion. Since he took majority ownership of the Ravens, they have won a Super Bowl and qualified for the playoffs six times in the past 10 years.
In honor of this week marking 10 years since Bisciotti became the team's majority owner, here's a look at some of the highlights of his tenure from Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson.
Image 3 of 10
Bisciotti buys minority stake in Ravens( Andr F. Chung, Baltimore Sun / June 2, 2004 )
The first stage of Steve Bisciotti ultimately taking over the Ravens came on March 27, 2000 when NFL owners approved the sale of a 49-percent stake in the Ravens for $275 million from Art Modell to Bisciotti. The deal was executed with Bisciotti starting a four-year transition and having an option to eventually purchase the remaining portion of the team. Four years later, Bisciotti did.