Boston College athletics director Brad Bates announced on Friday morning that the Eagles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams will play each other at Fenway Park in 2015.
The Eagles played some of their program’s earliest home games at Fenway Park before the construction of Alumni Stadium. Of course, the Boston College-Notre Dame rivalry has sparked many memories for fans of both teams over the last forty years.
Notre Dame is shifting one of their home games to Boston, therefore the 2015 Fenway contest will be considered a Notre Dame home game, while the 2017 meeting will be a Boston College home game at Alumni Stadium.
There will be some great nostalgia for Boston College’s older fans, and it will give the newer generation of fans the opportunity to experience college football in that historic stadium. The problem, as one might expect, is ticket availability. Alumni Stadium holds approximately 7,000 more fans than Fenway Park, so happening upon tickets is going to be a little harder, especially given the number of Notre Dame alumni and bandwagon fans likely to (try to) attend. There is virtually no chance at all that this game will not sell out.
Eagles fans will probably be happy about the arrangement, as both games are local. A T ride to Fenway is not quite an RV ride to South Bend, but the excitement will be there all the same.