The Boston College Eagles are one of the most storied programs in college football. BC's program has a rich history of success that started back in 1893. Boston College games are played in their on-campus Alumni Stadium, which is an electric place to see a college football game. Over the course of their history BC's two major rivals have been Holy Cross and Notre Dame. Boston College's series with Holy Cross ended in 1986 when Holy Cross changed leagues and cancelled the series. But "The Holy War" between BC and Notre Dame lives each, as their two Catholic universities battle it out for bragging rights. The rivalry is especially fierce because Boston College and Notre Dame are the only two Catholic universities in the country that play Division I-A football. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Boston College Eagles football tickets.
2016 Boston College Season Preview
The Boston College Eagles had a solid season a year ago, winning 7 games and reaching the Pinstripe Bowl. The Eagles come into 2015 with some major new faces on the offensive side of the ball. Sophomore Darius Wade is slated to take over for the Eagles and has the potential to be the Boston College starting quarterback for the next 2 years. The focus of the Eagles offense will likely again fall on the running game, and Jon Hilliman will step into the starting role, after posting an 860 yard season a year ago. Hilliman led the Eagles in touchdowns a season ago, and will likely be featured early and often. The ACC Atlantic division is as wide open as it has been in years, and Boston College will look to take advantage of a forecasted down season for Florida State. Top home games on the Boston College Eagles 2015 football schedule will be against Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame.
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Boston College Eagles Football at Alumni Stadium Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467
Boston College plays their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Alumni Stadium is a historic venue that has hosted BC home games since 1957. The capacity at Alumni Stadium for a Boston College football game is approximately 44,500 people. And you can bet that more than 40,000 of those fans will be screaming for the Eagles. The Boston College Eagles home bench is on the Alumni Stadium sideline with sections A-G. Alumni Stadium parking information is covered in our Eagles event guide.
Boston College vs. Notre Dame
Pitting the only remaining Catholic Universities with FBS squads against each other, this clash is known as the “Holy War.” Often referred to as the Irish’s little brother, the Eagles have made this a contentious rivalry as the two have fought like siblings, providing for many unbelievable moments. This is one of the few games in the country to offer two trophies to the champion the “Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl” and the “Ireland Trophy” and has a truly unique atmosphere.
Boston College vs. Holy Cross
This is one of the historic rivalries in college football and was once one of the largest games in New England. Initially this series was passionately contested, but eventually Boston College pulled away as Holy Cross dwindled from being a national and regional power. With Holy Cross moving to the FCS subdivision, the rivalry was officially terminated.
Boston College vs. Syracuse
In the ever-changing college football landscape, many traditional rivalries have sadly been lost. Luckily, this is one that has survived the chaos with both former Big East schools joining the ACC. The Eagles and Orange have met over 45 times dating back to 1924 and have produced some of the best games in the northeast. With Syracuse losing many of its former conference rivalries, this game promises to have even more intensity in the near future.
Boston College Eagles in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and ACC Championship
Boston College, who are nicknamed the “Eagles”, will be fighting to add multiple ACC titles to their resume in the coming years. The Boston College Eagles have an extraordinary double digit bowl game victories and their success from their days in the Big East Conference are well known. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the ACC Championship Game.
Boston College Eagles Event Guide
Where can I park at Alumni Stadium?
Fans that have single game tickets should park in the Needham Satellite parking lot and take the free shuttles bus to campus. The Needham Satellite Lot does not require a parking permit. The lot is on Second St. in Needham, take exit 19 A off of Route 128.
What time do the gates open prior to a Boston College Eagles home football game?
The gates to Alumni Stadium open 90 minutes prior to the start of the game.