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123.1 For Boston College football games, lots around Alumni Stadium open three hours prior to kickoff.
Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30).
Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

Follow signs to I-90 via the Williams Tunnel (Toll).
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 17.
Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel.
Take the first right onto Centre Street.
Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue.
Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.

Boston has a pretty comprehensive public transportation system (MBTA, commonly called “The T”). If you are flying to Boston, you may not need to rent a car. Visit MBTA. Alumni Stadium is a short walk from various stops along the T's Green Line, depending on which train you take. Here's a table taken from the BC Web site:

Train B, Boston College, 4 minutes
Train C, Cleveland Circle, 15 minutes
Train D, Chestnut Hill, 8 minutes
Train D, Reservoir, 15 minutes

Tailgating is permitted in the lots that are sold to season ticket holders (known as the Flynn Fund lots).
All parking lots open 2-3 hours prior to kick-off, subject to kick-off time. Please see for the most up to date information.

For games starting before 3:00 PM, post-game tailgating may last up to two hours. For games starting between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, post-game tailgating may last up to one hour. For games beginning after 4:00 PM, post-game tailgating is NOT allowed.

Tailgating is NOT permitted while games are in progress. Boston College Police Department will make affirmative efforts to end tailgating 30 minutes prior to kick-off and to clear all guests from parking lots by kick-off.

No charcoal fires are permitted, but gas grills are OK.
Tommy Doyle's (two locations) is a classic Boston Irish tavern. Boston Beer Works is a brew pub near Fenway Park (also has other locations) with a tasty menu item called Shark Sticks.

If you're somehow in the mood for burgers in Boston, try Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, a landmark in Cambridge since 1960.

Pizzeria Regina is a good spot for pizza in the North End.

Grill 23 and Bar is one of Boston's better steakhouses, located in Back Bay.

Some good beer bars include: Anam Cara Pub and Restaurant in Brookline, which has a great draft selection, superior bottle selection, clean lines and serves beer in the proper glassware, Bukowski's Tavern in Back Bay, which has a great selection but is a louder and perhaps pricey, and Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston, which has an enormous draft (112-plus) and bottle selection, a non-smoking section, fiery hot wings and a good all-around menu.


Kent Whitaker is a semi-celebrated cook, author, award-winning culinary writer, husband, father, and harmonica player. 



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