B.C. Gains Boston License

By Sean Smith
Staff Writer

The Boston Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing granted Boston College an entertainment license earlier this month for the 1996 football season. The license permits the University to hold six football games at Alumni Stadium this fall.

"The granting of this license is a recognition," said Community Affairs Director Jean McKeigue, "of the hard work done by Boston College, our neighbors and the Traffic Advisory Committee [composed of BC and neighborhood representatives and local officials] to develop and maintain the best possible methods for ensuring safe, enjoyable game days."

Boston College again is employing the aggressive parking and traffic management plan it developed three years ago to mitigate congestion of local streets on game days, McKeigue said. The University offers free shuttle bus service from satellite parking lots, provides free "T passes" for game days to season ticket holders requesting them, and obtains a police detail consisting of Boston and Newton officers and state troopers for each game.

"Based on the results of the past few years, we are confident that the 1996 football season will proceed smoothly," McKeigue said. "The cooperation we have seen from the fans, local police and area residents has been wonderful."

The home football season began last Saturday against Virginia Tech. The other home games this season are: Sept. 28, noon, against Navy; Oct. 19, noon, against Rutgers; Oct. 26, noon, against Syracuse; Nov. 9, 3 p.m., against Notre Dame; and Nov. 16, noon, against Temple. Starting times are subject to change.

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