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Jimmy’s Famous Seafood brings game day fun back to Baltimore

Posted at 10:58 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 23:22:45-04

While you couldn’t get in the stadium unless you were in uniform or worked there—people got creative to see their Ravens play.

Bars and restaurants aren’t open at 100 percent capacity inside.

Jimmy’ Famous Seafood knows how to change with the times, so they picked up a 20 foot screen for their parking lot.

They set up socially distanced tables and got ready for kickoff.

“Everybody here is feeling great,” said Co-Owner John Minadakis. “It might not be the same atmosphere as it would have been, but after the summer we’ve all had, after the last six months people are happy to see people. People are happy to enjoy the good weather. Hopefully people will be really happy to see a big Ravens win tonight so we’re going to make the best out of it.”

Pregame on the pavement is nothing new to football fans.

Usually it’s not miles away on the other side of town.

“I’m a father of four and you know we didn’t think we’d have a football season,” said Justin Cochlin. “Now that Rodger Goodell and the league came together we finally got a football season. Being able to see Lamar Jackson and the crew ball out I look forward to every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, football is great man I’m glad it’s back.”

For Donna Nawrocki, this night is about a friend who’s rooting for the Ravens from upstairs.

“We love Jimmy’s but it’s a tribute to our friend that just passed away a couple weeks ago and he was the best guy you ever want to know,” she said. “All of us love him and he’s a big Ravens fan and he’s here with us tonight.”

Luke Marrone and his brother created a tailgating truck company called Ravens Rescue using a refurbished ambulance.

They DJ, cook up food, and make people feel like they are in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium.

“My great grandfather started the first ambulance in Frederick Maryland so it’s kind of been something that’s passed down,” Marrone said. “My dad was an EMT. To do the rescue vehicles it’s definitely something personal to us, but something really cool you can convert very easily.”

You can get tickets to Jimmy’s Famous Seafood game day party for next weeks “Battle of the Beltway” here.