Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Luxury Travel to BC Football Away Games

Boston College announced that it will be offering chartered travel to BC football away games, according to the Boston Globe's boston.com:
Fenway Sports... will charter a 200-seat Boeing 757 jet to fly Eagles fans from Hanscom Field to games versus Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Clemson this season. Along the way, they'll be given Boston College jerseys and other team paraphernalia, be treated to private tailgating, and sit in premium seats at opponents' stadiums.
The cost? Packages running at $1700 for two games or $1100 for one. Ouch.

The easiest way to get Red Sox tickets is to follow the team onto the road to an opponent's stadium; they are very difficult to come by (legally) unless you have an entire Saturday to waste online.

BC football seats at $27-45 a piece, however, were still available the night before for the September 1st home game against Wake Forest, so the fan travel model isn't exactly the same as it is for the Red Sox. I think BC is instead catering to hard-core sports fans who can't get enough in the seven home games -- and who want to see some of the top teams playing in their own, storied stadia (Notre Dame, Clemson, and Virginia Tech).

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