Letter to Boston Area College and University Students from Police Commissioner Evans Regarding Super Bowl Sunday

Dear Students,

I am writing to provide you with information relative to the Boston Police Department’s plan for Super Bowl Sunday and ask that you take an active role in celebrating responsibly. We are very happy for the New England Patriots organization and their fans and look forward to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

As we have done for past Super Bowls we have requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city on Sunday, February 4th. These traffic restrictions cover many streets in/around the Brighton area, Kenmore Square, Northeastern, Faneuil Hall and North Station areas. Please pay close attention to signage in these and other areas.  Additionally, there will be restrictions on when and where people can move about on Sunday, February 4th beginning at approximately 6:00 pm. Kenmore Square is one area that will be restricted after the third quarter of play. Boylston and Hemenway Streets will be affected as well. We also want to remind you of your part in celebrating in a responsible and safe manner.

The BPD will have extra patrols monitoring license premise locations as well as those neighborhoods where we typically see an increase in activity. Should you behave in a way that warrants the intervention of police because of misconduct your name will be shared with your respective Dean of Students for appropriate discipline. Please, if you are out and about, we ask that you also pay particular attention to your surroundings, especially vehicular traffic. Do not walk with headphones on, do not wear all dark clothing, so motorists are able to see you and walk in single file if possible for safety reasons. Information regarding Ride Share services is attached to this letter. Additional information about the Super Bowl can be obtained from our website at www.bpdnews.com.

As I have said in year’s past, Boston and its surrounding communities are fortunate to have exceptional athletic teams and the most loyal and enthusiastic fans. It is our hope that you enjoy the game and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner. Please remember that there will be zero tolerance for disruptive and illegal behavior. Keep in mind that you all play a role in our effort to ensure that the City of Boston is a shining example of stellar sports teams and their fans! Go Pats!                        

Sincerely,

William B. Evans

Police Commissioner