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Stephen J. Bisciotti (born April 10, 1960 in Philadelphia) is a Baltimore, Maryland, businessman and the current majority owner of the Baltimore Ravens. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2] Motto: The Greatest City in America[3], Get in on it. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens...

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Background

Steve Bisciotti came from a working-class family in a Baltimore suburb. His parents, Bernard and Patricia Bisciotti, moved to Severna Park, Maryland, in March of 1961. Bernard Bisciotti died of leukemia when Steve was 8. Severna Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. ... Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ...


Growing up, Bisciotti loved sports. His father took the children to Baltimore Orioles and Colts games. In his senior year at Severna Park High School, he played on the football team, though he has said he "wasn't much of a high school athlete." Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4,5,8,20,22,33 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... Severna Park High School is a public high school located in Severna Park, Maryland. ...


In 1982, Bisciotti graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland with a degree in liberal arts. A year later, at 23, he and his cousin Jim Davis started Aerotek, a staffing company in the aerospace and technology sectors. Running the company out of a basement office, Bisciotti and Davis produced $1.5 million in sales in the first year. Aerotek grew into the Allegis Group, which is now the third largest staffing firm in the United States and 6th in the world. Salisbury University Salisbury University (Salisbury State University prior to 2001) is a nationally accredited, four-year comprehensive public university located in the city of Salisbury, Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


Sports Ownership

On March 27, 2000, NFL owners approved the sale of 49% of the Ravens to Bisciotti. In the deal, Bisciotti had an option to purchase the remaining 51% for $325 million in 2004 from Art Modell. On April 9, 2004 the NFL approved Steve Bisciotti's purchase of the majority stake in the club. March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) was a National Football League team owner with the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


One of the first projects Bisciotti directed as owner of the Ravens was to build the team's state-of-the-art training and practice facility, which opened in October of 2004.


Bisciotti is currently the second youngest owner in the NFL (after 41-year-old Daniel Snyder). He has been voted the "coolest NFL owner" by NFL fans.[citation needed] Daniel M. Snyder Daniel M. Snyder is the current owner of the Washington Redskins football team and Chairman of the Board of Six Flags Inc. ...


Other Notes

Bisciotti is a board member for both Catholic Charities and Mother Seton Academy. He and his wife Renee (Foote) have two sons, Jason, a College Sophomore, and Jack, a college freshman. The family lives in Millersville, MD. Catholic Charities is a worldwide charitable organization whose aim is to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities. ... Millersville is a city located in Maryland. ...


References

  • http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/baltimoreHistory.jsp
  • Steve Bisciotti Profile at baltimoreravens.com

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Out of the Picture, But Still in Focus (washingtonpost.com) (1089 words)
Bisciotti is a mixture, in many ways, of the new and the old: He is a highly successful businessman with his own ideas, yet he is respectful of the traditions of the league.
Bisciotti is the league's fourth principal owner under the age of 50.
Bisciotti bought 49 percent of the team for $275 million in 2000, with the option to become the primary owner in 2004.
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