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New Football Hospitality Venues Announced for 2013 Season




May 3, 2013

As part of its "You're No. 1" campaign to enhance the football gameday experience for its fans, Boston College will offer three new pregame hospitality options on its Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses for the 2013 football season.

"We told our fans we would strive to present the best gameday experience in the ACC," Director of Athletics Brad Bates said. "When we surveyed and met with them earlier this year, they asked us to expand our pregame hospitality options. These three venues will give our fans new places to gather with family and friends before heading into the game, regardless of how they have arrived on campus."

The three hospitality areas - one located outside of Gate E of Alumni Stadium, one at O'Neill Plaza and one at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue on the Brighton campus - will feature a buffet meal, live broadcasts of other games from around the country and a cash bar for fans 21 and older. Prices range from $180 per person for a season pass to the Alumni Stadium tent to $150 per person for a season pass to the O'Neill Plaza and Brighton venues. Children between the ages of four and twelve will be charged half the adult price while children three and under will be admitted free. Fans may purchase the season passes online at www.bceagles.com/hospitality.

The hospitality venue announcement is the second of several enhancements that will be rolled out prior to the season. Last month, BC announced new affordable parking options on the Brighton campus ($150 for a season pass).

The BC Athletics Department held two sold-out "town hall" style meetings and surveyed more than 1,400 current and former season ticketholders to obtain feedback. Based on that input, Bates said sweeping changes would be announced in the areas of gameday parking, pregame hospitality, 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.

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.

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