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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Ravens and the family of Art Modell will stage a silent tribute to team's former majority owner Saturday by placing his casket on the team's home field.

Modell brought the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996 and remained the majority owner through 2003. Upon arriving in Baltimore, he instantly became beloved by the city and showed his appreciation by donating millions of dollars to local charities.

Modell died Thursday. He was 87.

The viewing will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A card saluting Modell will be given to each person in attendance. Fans are encouraged to wear purple, the color of the team's home jersey.

The Lombardi Trophy presented to Modell following the Ravens' Super Bowl win in 2001 will be placed by his casket.

 

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