Amid the devastating loss to Northeastern in the 2020 Beanpot final, I felt I never wanted to watch another sporting event again. Little did I know, just over a month later, we would be moving off-campus and switching from classrooms to Zoom rooms. Now that we are back on campus, it is the perfect time to show your Terrier pride at one of the many sports games happening this fall!
Basketball, ice hockey, and lacrosse — the most popular sports at BU — are just a few of the athletics you can watch in person. West campus is home to Agganis Arena, Nickerson Field, and Case Gym — all the spots to watch home games. The best part is it’s easily accessible to all students on campus.
If you paid for the Student Sports Pass this semester, you get access to all home games through the “Account Manager” on Student Link. However, if you opted out of the pass, you can purchase tickets for $5 on the Go Terriers website or in-person at Agganis Arena or Case Gym. Agganis’ ticket office is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and the Case Center ticket window opens one hour before games.
Face masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required inside sports facilities. Don’t worry, since all students attending in-person classes have to be vaccinated, this shouldn’t stand in the way of seeing your favorite student-athletes in action. For more information on COVID protocols, visit the facilities’ events policy page.
Looking for even more incentive to attend BU sporting events? With the Terrier Fan Zone mobile app, you can collect points to receive awesome rewards. Once you download the app, use it to check in to each event you attend (be sure to check in to every game so you don’t miss out on your points!).
For those of you that have never been to a BU sports event, the atmosphere inside the arena is sublime. No matter what sport you are watching, the crowd always keeps everyone on their toes. From roaring cheers from BU students to taunting retorts from the other team, each individual is encapsulated with the high spirit of the arena. Personally, I can’t wait to see BU Men’s Hockey face off against Boston College this upcoming December. There’s nothing better than seeing two bitter rivals face off in one of the most exciting live sports.
When you are leaving, make sure to check out some of the late-night grub spots on West Campus. If you’re looking for a quick bite, you will be right near Blaze Pizza and Raising Canes. Blaze offers amazing thin-crust pizzas for just $10 and Raising Canes will have you addicted to their chicken tenders for life. And for those of you over 21, Sunset Cantina and other bars on Brighton Ave offer great post-game drinks with friends.
So, whether you want to support your fellow Terriers, meet new friends, or just watch an amazing game, make sure you go out to a BU sports game this semester!
Ryan Sullivan, Staff Writer
Ryan Sullivan is a senior in CAS studying Political Science and minoring in Public Relations. This is his second semester volunteering with The COMmunicator and he hopes to pursue a career in governmental PR upon graduating. He is currently a Social Media intern with the FirstNet Authority, an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. In his free time, Ryan loves to go thrifting, read mystery novels, and try new vegan recipes.