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BC fans already worried about Fenway Park ticket availability in 2015

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Boston College will play Notre Dame in 2015 in Fenway Park, the historic venue that plays host to baseball’s Boston Red Sox. The game will be a part of Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series, the national traveling tour for Fighting Irish football taking on opponents in neutral environments. Although the 2015 game will be played just a short distance from Boston College, Notre Dame will be the home team, which means the Irish have control of the ticket distribution.

As noted by The Boston Globe, Boston College could be given a ticket allotment of fewer than 5,000 tickets for the 37,499-seat stadium. Typically in the ACC, visiting teams receive 5,000 tickets, and games involving Notre Dame are to follow the standard ACC policy for tickets. However, there are rumors that number could be reduced for this particular game due to the limited seating capacity at Fenway Park, although nothing has been made official. Regardless, availability for the “visiting” team is a concern.

“It may even be the toughest ticket that I’ve ever had to deal with in my 25 years here,’’ said Jim O’Neill, BC’s associate athletic director for ticket operations to The Boston Globe. “I may even have to tell my own dad I don’t have a ticket for him.’’

It is already being speculated a Boston College fan wanting a ticket to the Fenway Park game against the Irish will have to have some sort of close affiliation with Boston College or be prepared to dig deep into the pockets to acquire a ticket (nevermind two or more) through a ticket broker or service. The game is already a turnoff for some.

“As much as I’m a supporter of BC, I don’t even think I want to go to the game because it’s at Fenway Park and it totally removes the whole collegiate atmosphere,’’ Barry Hynes, a 25-year BC football season ticket-holder and president of the school’s hockey booster organization said to The Boston Globe. “I mean, if you’re going to bring your kids and they want to tailgate and throw a football, where are you going to do that? Kenmore Square?’’

Won’t somebody please think of the children?

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7 Responses to “BC fans already worried about Fenway Park ticket availability in 2015”
  1. raysfan1 says: May 24, 2014 12:44 PM

    “I mean, if you’re going to bring your kids and they want to tailgate and throw a football, where are you going to do that? Kenmore Square?’’

    Last I heard, the Back Bay Fens was still in easy walking distance to Fenway Park. Lots of space to play catch there.

    I definitely prefer on campus venues for ball games too, and there are plenty of reasons to dislike using Fenway for a game–not a football stadium and thus less than ideal seating/sight lines, insufficient seating…but whining about where to play catch is really low on the list.

  2. nextmanup81 says: May 24, 2014 1:15 PM

    What a mess – Notre Dame is the “home team” against Boston College…in Boston. Sure they are, that makes total sense to reasonable people!

  3. manik56 says: May 24, 2014 4:11 PM

    If you are used to bringing children that need to theow a football around to a college football game I feel safe in saying your team is not very good or you are filthy rich.

  4. TheMorningStar says: May 24, 2014 7:57 PM

    The Fens area in Back Bay, at least the section close to Fenway Park, is primarily swamp land.

    No catching, or tailgating un there.

  5. kurtrundell says: May 24, 2014 9:30 PM

    How the hell will a football field fit in Fenway? It’s already a small park? Are the offenses only going to go one direction like at Wrigley?

  6. patriottony says: May 25, 2014 3:26 AM

    YO KURT,,,your lack of sports knowledge is showing way toooooo much. You do know the BOSTON PATRIOTS played at fenway for several years. The Field runs from home plate/dugouts to left/right center field.

    But yeah football no longer belongs there

  7. Romulus says: May 25, 2014 10:03 AM

    @manik56 I don’t know what type of football games you are g to but there are always people throwing the football around before each game I have ever been to. That includes big 12, 10, sec, Pac 12, and acc games. Did your dad not play with you and you’re taking it out on some guy

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