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Saturday, August 16, 2008
Ravens fans stay to watch Phelps


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Ravens fans got a double treat Saturday night.

After watching Baltimore play its first home preseason game this year, an estimated 10,000 fans stayed at M&T Bank Stadium afterwards to watch Olympic swimmer and Baltimore native Michael Phelps win his record-breaking eighth gold medal.

The crowd cheered enthusiastically as Phelps and the United States won the 400-meter medley at approximately 11:10 p.m. Eastern time. Many hugs from fans followed once the victory was sealed.

Earlier in the night, Baltimore lost a 23-15 contest to the Minnesota Vikings.