FINAL SCORE - 26.5
Say what you will about this being a spite pick, but the cold hard truth is BC scraped the barrel of the rankings from four of us who all visited on separate occasions. My cousin went to BC and I have some great memories of partying with her friends on campus and going out in Beantown. But when it comes to its football culture, there is a lot to be desired. Nobody can deny that BC is a hockey school and that's not a bad thing. They, along with BU, have a proud history as one of the bastions of American hockey.
But this is a football stadiums ranking and the Eagles don't measure up. As one attendee described, "There's no bigger hole than Alumni Stadium and there's no worse collection of bitter, jealous and angry people than the B.C. 'superfans.'" Alumni Stadium resembles more a glorified high school stadium. There is little buzz around campus amongst the students and fans. The fact that most people have to park miles away and shuttle or walk to the stadium hurts the overall gameday vibe. There is a small parking lot near the stadium, but the school enforces ancient (read: lame) tailgating rules, only allowing fans to legally tailgate 2 hours before kickoff. Absurd. Boston is a terrific city to visit and walk around, but it's a T ride away from Chestnut Hill, so the direct surrounding area suffers a bit.
While the efforts of the Superfans is commendable and good for school spirit, the fact that this movement is still rather young is a shame. Notre Dame seems to draw out the best from the BC faithful. Whether or not this is simply school pride at its finest or BC students and fans putting on a mask of caring to convince Notre Dame they're not inferior when it comes to football. I'll be the first to admit that the Eagles have dealt us a few devastating losses over the years. The fans can relish that role all they want. But the fact remains that BC as a football team hasn't really accomplished much outside of these upset moments.
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