Boston College Eagles Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Earl Grant

Team Mascot: Baldwin the Eagle

Year Opened: 1988

Capacity: 8606

City / State: Boston / Massachusetts

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Commonwealth Classic

Rival Team: UMass Minutemen

Boston College and UMass have a strong rivalry that dates back to 1905, but the two didn’t start playing regularly until 1995. UMass dominated the early days of the rivalry, however, in recent years BC has taken the lead in the series and now holds 10-9 record all-time against the Minutemen. Make sure to be in attendance when the Eagles take on the Minutemen as you wouldn’t want to miss this matchup

Boston College vs Providence

Rival Team: The Providence Friars were one of the Eagles’ biggest rivals during both teams time in the Big East, and the rivalry remains competitive today. The two teams still meet every year, and there is still a lot at stake as less than 50 miles separate the two schools. Don’t miss it when BC and Providence renew their yearly rivalry.

The Providence Friars were one of the Eagles’ biggest rivals during both teams time in the Big East, and the rivalry remains competitive today. The two teams still meet every year, and there is still a lot at stake as less than 50 miles separate the two schools. Don’t miss it when BC and Providence renew their yearly rivalry.

Boston College vs Harvard

Rival Team: Harvard Crimson

Boston College and Harvard are two of the most prominent colleges in the Boston area and have developed a healthy rivalry over the years. The Eagles usually get the best of the Crimson, but that doesn’t mean you won’t witness an intense game of basketball when attending a Boston College-Harvard game.

Boston College Eagles Stadium Guide

In Game

A Boston College basketball game is a fun experience for any college basketball fan making the trip to Boston. Inside the Conte Forum, you’ll find a wealth of BC basketball exhibits that will hold your interest including the Varsity Club Hall of Fame, the Boston College trophy case, and an Eagles in the Pros exhibit. Make sure to check out all three when attending an Eagles game.

In addition to the great Boston College basketball exhibits, you’ll also experience a fun in-game atmosphere when attending an Eagles basketball game. Hockey may reign supreme when it comes to winter sports at BC, but if you’re attending an important ACC game, you’ll get to experience an electric atmosphere. Things won’t be quite as intense for non-conference games or less significant ACC clashes. However, you can usually get affordable tickets to these lesser matchups making them worth your time as well.

Finally, no trip to Chestnut Hill is complete without stopping by Eagle’s Deli. Eagle’s Deli is one of the most famous Boston College area restaurants and provides a great game day meal. They’re known for their famous Eagle’s Challenge, which is a five-pound burger served with five pounds of fries. This hearty meal will fill you up and if you can finish it all in one sitting you’ll walk away with a t-shirt, a $100 plus the cost of the meal, and most importantly bragging rights.

If you’re visiting Boston and want to take in a college basketball game, then there is no reason not to make the trek out to Chestnut Hill and take in an Eagles game.

Things to check out

Varsity Club Hall of Fame

Take some time before the game to check out the Varsity Club Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has a plaque for each member and you’ll find plenty of honorees from the NBA, NFL, and NHL here.

Trophy Case

The trophy case is an excellent place to see Boston College’s strong athletics history. The case is home to a variety of trophies and memorabilia making it a must see for anyone visiting the Conte Forum.

Eagles in the Pros

While at a BC basketball game, make sure to stop by the Eagles in the Pros wall. The wall shows off all of the Eagles men’s and women's’ basketball players who played in the NBA and WNBA making it a must-see for basketball fans.


Hanging from the rafters of the Conte Forum are banners honoring all of the best players and teams in Boston College basketball and hockey history. There are plenty of basketball banners to check out, and Boston College is home to one of the best programs in college hockey, so take a minute to enjoy the banners when attending a BC game.

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Doug Flutie Statue

The Conte Forum is located right next to Alumni Stadium, so make sure to stop by the Doug Flutie statue. Doug Flutie is arguably the biggest legend in BC football history, and as such, there is an incredible statue to commemorate his legacy. The statue can be found outside Gate D, so stop by and grab a picture as part of your Eagles game day experience.

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Bronze Osprey Statue

Overlooking Linden Lane is a bronze osprey statue. The statue was donated by diplomat Larz Anderson and is a must see for anyone visiting BC for the first time. Take some time before the game to visit the statue and take a picture.

Superfan T-Shirts

The superfan t-shirts were started by two BC students in 1998, and the tradition has only grown since. The shirts are a great way to show off your BC pride, so be sure to buy your very own superfan t-shirt to fit in with the crowd.

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Baldwin the Eagle

Baldwin made his first appearance in 1966, and has been entertaining crowds at BC sporting events ever since. He gets his name from a combination of the words “bald” and “win,” and is a can’t miss of at any Boston College sporting event. Keep your eyes peeled for Baldwin as you never know what he’ll do next.

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Fight Songs

  1. For Boston

  2. Boston College Alma Mater

  3. Eagles on the Warpath

    As part of the BC game day tradition fans chant “Eagles on the Warpath, ohhh ahhh!”

    Eagles on the Warpath, ohhh ahhh!



Boston College Eagles Bars & Restaurants

  1. Great Scott


    Low-key destination for indie-underground live-music shows & long-running dance nights.

    1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Wonder Bar


    High-energy bi-level college bar with frequent live music & DJs, plus pub grub & bottle service.

    178-188 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. The Last Drop

    The Pub at the Strathcona Hotel Beer

    Unassuming hangout offering pool, darts & a jukebox soundtrack in a buzzing atmosphere.

    596 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Buff’s Pub

    Bear Trap

    Spacious, no-frills bar with sports TV & cold beer, known for its Buffalo wings.

    317 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. The Publick House

    Publick House

    Lively beer hall with an expansive brew list, refined pub fare & a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.

    1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. The White Horse Tavern

    Trials Pub

    The White Horse Tavern has been serving the Allston Village community since 1998.

    116 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Cityside

    Cityside Bar

    A student-heavy crowd gathers for drinks & pub grub on the roof deck & the game on many TVs.

    1960 Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Mary Ann’s


    Mary Ann's affectionately known as "Scary Ann's" is one of Boston's oldest and rowdiest dive bars. Classic Boston Irish Pub+Young College Crowd = Fun!!!!

    1937 Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Pino’s Pizza

    Pinos Pizza

    Thin-crust pies, Sicilian pizza, calzones & more are served at this casual, family-friendly spot.

    1918-1920 Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  10. Moogy’s Restaurant


    Restaurant creates a laid-back atmosphere with Philly-inspired eats such as hoagies & board games.

    154 Chestnut Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Golden Temple

    Golden Temple

    Modern spins on classic Chinese plates in bright circa-1959 room with separate lounge for cocktails.

    1651 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  12. Neptune Oyster

    Neptune Oyster

    Lines form for the raw bar & warm, buttered lobster rolls at this tiny, high-end oyster bar.

    63 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  13. Comella’s Homemade Italian Food


    Family-owned chain known for generous servings of Italian standards.

    1302 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  14. Johnny’s Luncheonette

    Johnnys Luncheonette

    A variety of lunch & dinner faves join all-day breakfasts at this diner with nostalgic style.

    30 Langley Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA

    617-527 3223

    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Eagles Deli

    Eagles Deli burger

    Counter-serve deli known for breakfast, burgers & dogs, sandwiches & super-sized "challenge" meals.

    1918-1920 Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Legal Sea Foods

    Legal Sea Foods

    Legal Sea Foods sets the standard for seafood restaurants, offering the freshest and highest quality seafood, an extensive wine list and superior service.

    55 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$