Game 2 (2016): Boston College

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Game 2 (2016): Boston College

Post by Calmass9 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:23 pm

Figured we should start a thread for this one since it is our first home game. I'm bringing somewhere between 15-18 friends to this game. Huge group of 26-28 year olds and about 3/4 of them are UMass alums. Not a single BC fan in our group. We're looking at an epic tailgate.

If you don't have tix, buy them NOW. If you think you have friends that may want to join you, invite them NOW.

It'd be great to see the combined attendance to be above 30k, it'd be greater to see more UMass fans than BC fans when we pull the upset.

Fuck BC. Forever and always.

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by Swampy » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:16 am

Calmass9 wrote:Figured we should start a thread for this one since it is our first home game.
I read a Globe article recently that stated BC was HOSTING UMass at Gillette on September 10th.

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by Steve81 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:52 am

Calmass9 thank you for starting the thread and very nice post.

Go UMass!!

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by tdmass » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:39 pm

^ +1

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by minutefanjsf » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:02 pm

Got about 20-25 additional peopl coming to this one. Can't wait!

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by DrG » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:07 pm

Swampy wrote:
Calmass9 wrote:Figured we should start a thread for this one since it is our first home game.
I read a Globe article recently that stated BC was HOSTING UMass at Gillette on September 10th.
One thing about the Globe sports section is I save time when I skip past their daily story on BC football.

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by rayers » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:17 pm

Coming from California by way of Gainesville to BC game. Organizing group with 30 so far. Come say hi at the tent with New City Brewery banner.

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Post by JBUMass2011 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:48 pm

Calmass9 wrote:Figured we should start a thread for this one since it is our first home game. I'm bringing somewhere between 15-18 friends to this game. Huge group of 26-28 year olds and about 3/4 of them are UMass alums. Not a single BC fan in our group. We're looking at an epic tailgate.

If you don't have tix, buy them NOW. If you think you have friends that may want to join you, invite them NOW.

It'd be great to see the combined attendance to be above 30k, it'd be greater to see more UMass fans than BC fans when we pull the upset.

Fuck BC. Forever and always.
Fuck BC is right. I'm going with 10 25-28 year olds and 2 50+ Lolol lets go UMass. Tailgate is gonna be awesome and looking forward to the game

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by eldonabe » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:15 am

If we only win 1 game this year I want it to be this one..........
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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by MajBugman » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:21 am

^
I understand your sentiment, but they have to beat Wagner too! :shock:
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Post by cox'n » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:24 am

Right now, I'm bringing a BC fan with me if he feels up to it. But cut me some slack, he's 89 years old and graduated from BC around 1950 and had BC season tickets for about 60 years. He used to take me to the UMass/BC games earlier this century.

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by rayers » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:11 pm

Does anyone have information on how ticket sales are doing for our side? I talked briefly with the group ticket sales person and she seemed to think that the youth leagues would be a significant boost for our side.

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Post by Puffton395 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:16 pm

rayers wrote:Does anyone have information on how ticket sales are doing for our side? I talked briefly with the group ticket sales person and she seemed to think that the youth leagues would be a significant boost for our side.
If you go on Ticketmaster you can see the available seats, there is a lot of them. I would assume the majority of them are season ticket holders because the same pattern of empty seats exist for the Miss St and La Tech games. For some reason is only shows one section for the visiting side.

They are banking on walk up sales the day of the game, which is why they can't and won't give out a true number of ticket sales.
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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by tdmass » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:58 pm

I can't think of one flagship (state) university in the country that has as bad of a rep as UMass and/or has a worse state supported fan base so that's what we have to deal with!

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Re: Game 2: Boston College

Post by minutefanjsf » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:02 pm

Puffton395 wrote:
rayers wrote:Does anyone have information on how ticket sales are doing for our side? I talked briefly with the group ticket sales person and she seemed to think that the youth leagues would be a significant boost for our side.
If you go on Ticketmaster you can see the available seats, there is a lot of them. I would assume the majority of them are season ticket holders because the same pattern of empty seats exist for the Miss St and La Tech games. For some reason is only shows one section for the visiting side.

They are banking on walk up sales the day of the game, which is why they can't and won't give out a true number of ticket sales.

Hopefully BC fans won’t be in the end zone like they were last time around. That made it look like a BC home game.

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