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Encyclopedia > Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium

Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Opened September 21, 1957
Owner Boston College
Operator Boston College
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $250,000 USD
Tenants
Boston College Eagles (NCAA) (1957-Present)
Boston Patriots (NFL) (1969)
Seats
44,500

Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately two miles west of Boston. It is the home of the Boston College Eagles. Its present seating capacity is 44,500. ImageMetadata File history File links Alumnistadium. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... The gilded bronge eagle on Linden Lane Boston College athletic teams are called the Eagles. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The gilded bronge eagle on Linden Lane Boston College athletic teams are called the Eagles. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


History

Opened in 1915 as "Alumni Field," Boston College's first stadium was located just south of Gasson Quadrangle, on the site of the present "Campus Green", better known as the "Dustbowl." While today that area of BC's campus is grass-covered and landscaped, the Dustbowl nickname originated as a description of Alumni Field in the years when it was intensely-used not only as a gridiron, but a practice field, a baseball diamond and a running track. Formally dedicated "as a memorial to the boys that were" on October 30, 1915, Alumni Field and its distinctive "maroon goal-posts on a field of green" were hailed in that evening's edition of the Boston Saturday Evening Transcript as "one of the sights in Boston." The original grandstands, which could accommodate 2,200 spectators in 1915, were enlarged over the subsequent years such that a 1941 concert band drew a record crowd of 25,000. Nonetheless Alumni Field often proved too small for BC football games which were frequently held at Fenway Park, and later Braves Field, beginning in the 1930s and 1940s. Gridiron can mean many different things: This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Fenway redirects here. ... Braves Field was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Alumni Field, precursor to Alumni Stadium, ca. 1920
Alumni Field, precursor to Alumni Stadium, ca. 1920

On September 21, 1957 Alumni Stadium opened on Boston College's lower campus. The new stadium incorporated a football field encircled by a regulation track with a seating capacity of 26,000. The dedication game, a match up with the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy, was orchestrated with the help of BC benefactor and then-Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, who had received his honorary degree at Commencement Exercises in Alumni Field the previous year, would return to Alumni Stadium on a number of occasions over the course of his political career, including a 1963 Convocation Address, one of his last public appearances. Alumni Stadium has hosted numerous intellectual and cultural luminaries, religious leaders and heads of state as the venue for Boston College's annual Commencement Exercises since 1957. Image File history File links BCalumnifield. ... Image File history File links BCalumnifield. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... For the fishes called midshipman, see Midshipman fish In the navies of English-speaking countries, a midshipman is a low-ranking commissioned officer, usually the lowest rank. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... For other persons named John Kennedy, see John Kennedy (disambiguation). ...

The Class of 1939 Eagle at Alumni Stadium's South Gate
The Class of 1939 Eagle at Alumni Stadium's South Gate

In addition to being the permanent home of the Boston College football team, Alumni Stadium hosted the Boston Patriots of the American Football League during the and 1969 seasons. The stadium underwent a major renovation before the 1994 season which eliminated the track and increased seating capacity to 44,500. Since 1998, a 65-foot-high bubble of inflatable vinyl has covered the stadium from December to March and allowed the field to be used as a winter practice facility. The field surface itself was converted to FieldTurf before the 2004 season. In the summer before the 2005 football season, the $27 million Yawkey Athletics Center opened at Alumni Stadium's north end zone, and the ACC logo of the Atlantic Coast Conference was added to the FieldTurf surface. Image File history File linksMetadata Alumnistadiumeagle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Alumnistadiumeagle. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As the home of the Boston College Eagles, Alumni Stadium has been the site of numerous notable moments in Boston College football history. On September 17, 2005, Alumni Stadium hosted BC's inaugural game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The gilded bronge eagle on Linden Lane Boston College athletic teams are called the Eagles. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...

Alumni Stadium's south façade, facing Beacon Street.
Alumni Stadium's south façade, facing Beacon Street.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 90 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 90 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...

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Preceded by
Fenway Park
19631968
Home of the
Boston Patriots
1969
Succeeded by
Harvard Stadium
1970

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Alumni Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (517 words)
Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately six miles west of Boston.
Opened in 1915 as "Alumni Field," Boston College's first stadium was located just south of Gasson Quadrangle, on the site of the present "Dustbowl." In fact, the Dustbowl derives its nickname from the intense use of the original grounds which incorporated not only a gridiron, but a practice field, baseball diamond and running track.
Alumni Stadium has hosted numerous intellectual and cultural luminaries, religious leaders and heads of state as the venue for Boston College's annual Commencement Exercises since 1957.
Alumni Stadium - definition of Alumni Stadium in Encyclopedia (105 words)
Alumni Stadium is an football stadium located at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts in the Boston suburbs.
It is the home of the football team at BC and also hosted the Boston Patriots during the 1963 and 1969 seasons.
Originally opened in 1957, the stadium was heavily renovated for the 1994 season.
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