November 8th BC football

Boston College will be hosting Louisville in a night game on Saturday November 8th at 7:15 PM
Stadium gates will open at 5:45 pm
No post game tailgating is allowed but 3 hours before the game the Chestnut Hill neighborhood may start seeing increased traffic and activity.  Please plan accordingly.

BC Fireworks, FanFest & Football Oct 17-18

BC’s Homecoming is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 17-18. Please be aware that there will be lots of campus activities beginning on Friday, Oct. 17, with a pep rally outside Alumni Stadium, and culminating in a fireworks show on Shea Field at 8:00 PM.  On Saturday, BC welcomes Clemson University for a 3:30 PM game. For more details visit the BC website.

Please allow time in your day for more traffic and congestion around BC next weekend and anticipate noise from the BC band and fireworks Friday evening during the pep rally.

As always, please let the CHA know of any concerns you may have at


BC football game this weekend.

Attention Neighbors –
Boston College opens their home football program with a bang (literally!) Friday evening, September 5th with a 7:00 PM game against the Pittsburgh Panthers.   Fans and tailgaters are able to arrive at 4:00 PM so Commonwealth Ave, Beacon Street, Route 9 and our neighborhood will see more traffic and congestion between 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.   Please plan accordingly.   In addition,  as part of the home opener there will be fireworks over Shea Field as well.  Boston College will be providing additional lighting, trash barrels and plenty of police presence before, during and after the game.
Representatives of the Chestnut Hill Association will be attending a “Post Football Game” meeting on Tuesday at Boston College to review traffic and parking issues.  If you have any concerns please let me know at and I will bring them to Boston College’s attention.
Thank you.
Gloria Gavris
President, CHA

Boston College Fall Football schedule

Its almost fall and before we know it the BC football season will be upon us. Here’s the list of home games scheduled thus far:

September 5             vs. Pittsburgh              7:00 p.m. ET

September 13           vs. USC                          8:00p.m. ET

September 20          vs. Maine                       TBA

September 27          vs. Colorado State         TBA

October 18               vs. Clemson                    TBA

November 8            vs. Louisville                  TBA

November 29          vs. Syracuse                   TBA

As always, visit the BC football website for detailed and up-to-date information.

BC Football update

The next big Football Weekend is September 27-28th.  This is Parent’s Weekend. On  Friday evening BC will be holding their Annual  “Pops on the Heights” Concert and on Saturday, the BC Eagles will be playing Florida State. The time is still TBD.

The following weekend, October 4-5th. BC will be hosting “Homecoming Weekend” with a Pep Rally & Fireworks on Shea Field (Boston licensing approval granted).  A 15 minute Fireworks display will be held at8:00 PM.

The required amount of Police details from Boston, Newton, State, MDC etc. will be present at both events.

BC has also set up a Community Hotline. Their phone number is  617-552-2443.

BC home game schedule for fall 2013

So far, there are 6 home games planned for the BC football team. They are:

Saturday, August 31 vs. Villanova at 12 noon
Friday, September 6 vs. Wake Forest at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28 vs. Florida State at TBD (Parent’s Weekend)
Saturday, October 5 vs. Army at TBD (Homecoming)
Saturday, November 2 vs. Virginia Tech at TBD
Saturday, November 16 vs. North Carolina State at TBD