Boston College Game Day Fan Guide
Welcome to another exciting season of Boston College Football! Whether you are a long time season ticket holder or a first time visitor to Alumni Stadium, we thank you for being a part of the Eagles football tradition. In order to help make your trip to "The Heights" easier and more enjoy-able, we have created this brief fan guide for you that provides basic transportation guidelines, a detailed layout of the facili-ties, a campus map, general stadium policies and other pertinent information.
Avoid the post-game rush: purchase your token fare in advance at the Customer Service Van parked in front of St. Ignatius Church.
There have been recent service disruptions on the MBTA Green line with service to Boston College. Fans traveling via public transportation to attend the football game on Saturday, November 6 are urged to check the MBTA website for current transit updates.
Taxis: are available following the game to Boston in front of More Hall and to Newton, in front of St. Mary's Hall.
Charter Bus Parking Permits: Bus permits are required for any bus transporting fans to a BC Football game. Space is limited and permits are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Requests must be made to the Operations Office in writing, by phone or by fax.
Handicap Accessible Parking
Needham Satellite Parking: all single game ticket holders should use the Needham Satellite parking area and take the free shuttle bus service. This lot can accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the Handicap Accessible Parking section for more information. No parking permit required.
Satellite Parking Lots: open two hours before kick- off and close two hours after the game ends. Directions to Needham: Take Exit 19A from Route 128. Follow Highland Avenue to the Ground Round Restaurant. Turn Right onto First Avenue. Follow posted signage to designated Boston College parking areas.
Shuttle Buses: run continuously every 10 minutes with travel time to the stadium about 15 minutes. The pick-up and drop-off campus location is in front of the Merkert Chemistry Center on Beacon Street. See map.
On Campus Parking
On-Campus Parking: is reserved for Flynn Fund donors based on gifts made during the fiscal year. For more information, please contact the Office of Athletic Development at 617-552-0772.
Campus Lots: open two hours before kickoff. Permits must be displayed from the rearview mirror at all times while parked on campus. Limousines or RV's: are NOT permitted on campus.
On-Street Parking: in local neighborhoods is NOT permitted. Violators will be towed.
Tailgating: is allowed only in William J. Flynn Fund parking lots.
Tents: are not allowed anywhere on campus on game day.
Gas Grills: are only permitted in designated William J. Flynn Fund parking areas. Charcoal grills are prohibited on campus.
Parking Garages: no grills of any kind are allowed in parking garages.
Shea Field: opens to pedestrian traffic 30 minutes after the parking areas have opened. All walking pedestrians entering Shea Field must provide a game day ticket for entrance.
Alcohol: may not be carried onto Shea Field.
Glass Containers: are not allowed on Shea Field.
Corporate Hospitality: for information on hosting an event contact Sports Marketing at 617-552-3005.
Tailgating Privileges: Fans who do not exercise their tailgating privileges in a responsible manner will face forfeiture of their parking pass for the remainder of the season and possible cancellation of season ticket privileges.
Underage Drinking: will not be tolerated.
Office Hours: Tickets can be purchased Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at the Ticket Office, located inside of Conte Forum at Gate B.
Game Day Hours: All Ticket Office windows open two hours prior to kickoff. If available, tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office or the ticket window located at Gate E of Alumni Stadium.
Ticket Policies: All persons regardless of age, must have a ticket for admission to Alumni Stadium.
Student Tickets: are valid ONLY for Boston College students with a valid student ID card. Lost, Stolen or Misplaced: tickets will not be replaced.
Re-Entry: is NOT permitted into Alumni Stadium or Conte Forum.
Gates: open to ticket holders 90 minutes before kickoff.
Public Will Call: will call is located at the Ticket Office, inside of Conte Forum at Gate B.
BC Player Guest Will Call: will call is located to the right of Gate D at Alumni Stadium. Visiting Team Player Guest Will Call: will call is located to the right of Gate D at Alumni Stadium.
Media: personnel are to check-in at Gate C, Conte Forum, North side.
Alumni Stadium: is home of the Boston College Eagles and seats 44,500.
Gates: to Alumni Stadium open 90 minutes prior to kick-off.
Conte Forum: adjacent to Alumni Stadium offers concession stands, merchandise stands and restrooms open to the public on football game day.
Stadium Policies: Please take notice that the follow-ing items and actions are NOT permitted in Alumni Stadium or Conte Forum.
Prohibited Items: Alcoholic Beverages, Backpacks and Bags, Banners and Signs, Cameras, Coolers & Containers, Noisemakers (whistles or horns), Strollers, Tripods, Umbrellas, Video cameras.
Prohibited Actions: Smoking, throwing or kicking objects in the seating areas, disorderly conduct (including use of profanity), standing or sitting in aisle ways, ramps and walkways.
Game Day Central: Visit www.bceagles.com for game day information including game time updates, up-to-date weather and pre-game activities.
Guest Service Stations: are located in the parking lots approaching Alumni Stadium where our staff can assist you with directions and game day events.
First Aid & Medical Assistance: The First Aid station is located on the lower concourse behind section U, next to Gate E. For emergency care, EMT units are located on the upper concourse, please contact the nearest usher for assistance.
Lost & Found: items will be turned into the BC Police Department. Please contact the Police Station at 617-552-4440.
Ushers: are located throughout Alumni Stadium to assist you with your visit to Boston College. Look for our staff in clearly marked green and yellow jackets.
Game Programs: are on sale at all gates inside Alumni Stadium.
ATM Machines: located in the North Concourse behind section V by Gate E.
Concessions: permanent and temporary stands are throughout Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum.
Merchandise: The Boston College Bookstore has merchandise stands located throughout the lower concourse of Alumni Stadium and inside Conte Forum. The Eagle Zone Tent offers a wide assortment of BC Merchandise and is located behind the North End Zone of the stadium. Other options include the main Bookstore located at McElroy Commons and at the Administration Building next to the Hill Side Cafe.
Restrooms: are located throughout Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum and offer baby changing stations.
Pay Phones: are located inside gates A, D and E.
Radio Broadcast: Boston College Football Games are broadcast live on WEEI 850 AM Sports Radio
Video Board: Alumni Stadium proudly offers state of the art, digital video scoreboard displays to add to the atmosphere of the college football game. We're sorry, but personal messages cannot be displayed.
Seating: Alumni Stadium has designated seating locations for individuals with disabilities attending events and may be purchased with one adjacent companion seat. Please contact the Ticket Office for availability, and identify your need for disability seating.
Elevators: are located in the corner of each end zone, providing service to all levels of Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum, with the exception of the Upper Decks.
Restrooms & Concession Stands: are accessible throughout the lower concourse.
Public Telephones: are equipped with amplification devices.
Parking: Please refer to the parking section for information regarding Handicapped Accessible Parking accomodations.
Ticket Office: 617-552-GoBC (4622)
FanFest: All fans are invited to start their college football experience by visiting FanFest. Conveniently located in the Flynn Recreation Complex, FanFest offers pre-game festivities such as: food & beverages, inflatable games, music, as well as mascot, cheerleader & marching band appearances. FanFest opens to all game patrons two hours prior to the start of the game and closes 15 minutes before kickoff. Admission is FREE!
Marching Band: A tradition since the early days of BC Football, the 140-plus member marching band performs pre-game, at the half and throughout every home game, concluding with the Alma Mater and a 20 minute post-game per-formance. Cheerleader & Mascots: Join the BC Cheerleaders and Mascots in supporting the Eagles on and off the field.
Player Recognition: Join BC Football in welcoming back a former player or group of players, between the 1st and 2nd quar-ters of each game. These former players have made their mark through personal accomplishments and significant contributions to their communities as student-athletes and professionals.
Special Presentations: BC Athletics also features special presentations pre-game, at the half and post-game including Varsity Club Hall of Fame inductees, scholarship and award recognition and retirement ceremonies.
The Flynn Fund: provides our student-athletes and coaches with the resources that are necessary to compete at the highest level of college athletics. Donations may be designated to any one of BC's 31 varsity programs, or you may choose to make an unrestricted gift to the Flynn Fund which gives the Director of Athletics flexibility to use the funds where they are needed the most. Gifts to Boston College earmarked for athletics qualify donors for membership in the Boston College Giving Societies.
Your annual investment helps fund scholar-ships, recruiting, facility upgrades and operating costs. All annual gifts to Athletics are tax deductible to the extent of the law and Boston College's fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31.
To make a gift or for more info on the Flynn Fund please call 617-552-0772.
Points of Interest
Hall of Fame & Trophy Cases:
Massachusetts Office Of Travel & Tourism
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau