Ravens and Redskins to face off in preseason

After trading nasty comments through the press in recent years and conducting a brief marketing war, the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins are about to compete on the field again. Although specific dates for the preseason schedule hasn't been finalized, the Ravens and Redskins will play the week of Aug. 21-25 at FedEx Field.

The Ravens complained about having to pay for parking during a preseason game at FedEx Field during the 2000 season, and having to commandeer a golf cart for owner Art Modell to ride toward the stadium.

Both teams have a history of intruding on each others' designated market by aggressively attempting to sell tickets. It's been relatively peaceful in recent years.

"It's great to get a game with the Redskins," said Ravens president David Modell, whose club travels to play the Redskins in the 2004 regular season. "We hope the league schedules that every summer. A game like that gives the preseason an extra kick.

"It gives the fans something to talk about and have some fun with. The NFL is making an effort to include some regional rivalries in the preseason, and they've accomplished that with this game."


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