Football Season Tickets On Sale Today
March 27, 2013
Boston College will offer its football fans more on-campus parking options as 2013 season football tickets go on sale today through the Athletics website, www.bceagles.com. Ticket prices are unchanged from 2012 season rates and BC has added affordable parking options on the lower Brighton campus ($150 for a season pass).
Based on feedback from current and former season ticketholders who attended two "town hall" style meetings and more than 1,400 responses to a follow-up survey, the Athletics Department will implement sweeping changes in gameday parking, game atmosphere and customer service, to be implemented this season. This initiative, themed "You're No. 1", is intended to send a message to BC fans - you spoke, we listened.
"We have been listening, and the message from our fans is clear," Director of Athletics Brad Bates said. "We need to improve in some key areas. Our message back to our fans is that we will strive to present the best gameday experience in the ACC. The input we heard most centered around parking, hospitality options, regulation enforcement, customer service and in-game entertainment. Our goal is to do the best we can to improve in these areas and others as quickly as possible, then continue to find new ways to enhance the gameday experience."
New procedures will be put in place with the goal of efficient entry to parking areas to maximize the tailgating experience. Shuttle bus service from the various free satellite parking areas will begin earlier. Some regulations affecting access between key areas on gameday will be altered. To enhance customer service, BC will place greater emphasis on training and communications for gameday employees who interact one-on-one with fans. The theme "You're No. 1" is intended as a message that every single fan is valued as an important part of the football program. In-game entertainment will be enhanced through several changes that will be announced in August when the team begins practice.
"We realize there are many entertainment options in the Boston area, so it's vital for us to make the BC football gameday experience as exciting, entertaining and fan-friendly as possible," Bates said. "Today's sports fans expect more than just a great football game; they expect to spend an entertaining day with their family and friends, they expect value and they expect to be treated with courtesy and respect. We want our fans to leave BC saying `wow, that was a great day; I can't wait to go back!'."