As February’s Client of the Month, Steve H. has the kind of fan story that reminds us what “for the love of the game” really means. A die-hard Ravens fan, 2012 was a special year for Steve, albeit bittersweet as he watched his favorite player do the signature pregame dance before the home fans one last time.
Ever since Steve and his wife attended their first Ravens game during the 2001 Super Bowl, they’ve been hooked on the Baltimore purple. Now 13-year season ticket holders, Steve and his wife haven’t missed a home game. When Ray Lewis announced that he would be retiring heading into the AFC Wildcard game against the Indianapolis Colts, Steve and his wife made a promise to themselves: they were going to be there to see Ray play his last game- no matter what.
At that time, they could have only hoped for the adventure this promise would lead to. Their cross-country tour, a.k.a. “Ray Lewis’s Last Ride”, included trips to Denver, Foxboro, and ultimately New Orleans. After each win, Steve called TicketCity’s Rick Rivera for tickets to the next game.
As most passionate fans do, Steve practices a little healthy superstition, always sitting in either row 17 or seat 17 for a Ravens game (17 is Steve’s lucky number).
“Rick knows where we like to sit, and after the win against New England, he knew we were all in,” Steve said. “He secured our seats in row 17 for the big game, and even helped book our hotel in the French quarter.”
Although football season is over, Steve proudly displays his Ravens flag in the front yard of his Florida home, enjoying the comments it receives from his neighbors.
We’re very proud to have Steve H. as February’s Client of the Month.