UConn back to Big East?

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UConn just gets very aggressive about kicking you out (or more accurately, in -- the stadium). Very insecure of them on their part.
It’s more about curbing excessive drinking than getting asses in the seats. B.C. does the same thing as UConn, but it’s not like they make sure you enter the stadium (which in Chestnut Hill isn’t the only alternative to hanging out in the parking lot like it is at the Rent).
 

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Yeah, that too. That being said, I'd be curious how many UConn tailgaters wouldn't go into the stadium at all if that was permitted. I'm just surmising the school wants as many fannies in the seats as possible due to optics.

How is the BC tailgate scene anyway? It was a real PIA if you weren't a big time donor or didn't live on campus when I was there in mid 90s. We used to be able to get a parking spot on the road around the reservoir that connects the campus to Comm Ave/Chesnut Hill Ave, IIRC. But not a lot of open fields, and parking was banned within about a mile of the stadium in CH/Newtown area back then.
 

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Yeah, that too. That being said, I'd be curious how many UConn tailgaters wouldn't go into the stadium at all if that was permitted. I'm just surmising the school wants as many fannies in the seats as possible due to optics.

How is the BC tailgate scene anyway? It was a real PIA if you weren't a big time donor or didn't live on campus when I was there in mid 90s. We used to be able to get a parking spot on the road around the reservoir that connects the campus to Comm Ave/Chesnut Hill Ave, IIRC. But not a lot of open fields, and parking was banned within about a mile of the stadium in CH/Newtown area back then.
All the parking on or adjacent to campus is still reserved for donors to the Flynn Fund. If you know a donor well enough to crash their tailgate party (not a super-high standard if you bring something), it’s a decent scene. If you don’t know someone with a campus spot, tailgating options are basically non-existent.
 

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All the parking on or adjacent to campus is still reserved for donors to the Flynn Fund. If you know a donor well enough to crash their tailgate party (not a super-high standard if you bring something), it’s a decent scene. If you don’t know someone with a campus spot, tailgating options are basically non-existent.
Did they expand the tailgating lots now that the baseball field is permanently out of there? I remember having to park in the parking deck and tailgate there for a BC-ND game.
 

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Did they expand the tailgating lots now that the baseball field is permanently out of there? I remember having to park in the parking deck and tailgate there for a BC-ND game.
Not sure — I didn’t make it to a game last fall.

But spots on the field command a $5,000 donation, compared to $1,500-$2,500 for a garage spot. And while I believe limited single-game garage spots are available (which I assume is what you did), the same isn’t true for the field or other open-air parking on/near campus. So even if they’ve expanded Shea Field, you’d be in the same boat.
 

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Not sure — I didn’t make it to a game last fall.

But spots on the field command a $5,000 donation, compared to $1,500-$2,500 for a garage spot. And while I believe limited single-game garage spots are available (which I assume is what you did), the same isn’t true for the field or other open-air parking on/near campus. So even if they’ve expanded Shea Field, you’d be in the same boat.
My sister worked for BC, so that is how I got a garage spot.
 

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It’s basically dead outside of 20 or whatever cars. They all moved to Brighton. They do have single games available but it’s a lot easier to get them for Holy Cross than, say, Clemson. Jarmond has made tailgating better but the biggest issue is still the product on the field. Win and people will show up, like the Clemson game last year. Lose and play Kansas and who cares.
 

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They did (re) construct an outdoor grass field between the building and the reservoir. I doubt they went to the time and effort to turn around and ruin it by allowing parking there during football games. Then again, anything for a buck.

The new baseball and softball venues on the other side of Comm. Ave are quite impressive.