The Boston Police Department Encourages Revelers To Celebrate ResponsiblyIt is exciting news that the Boston Red Sox could clinch their 2nd World Series Championship in three years later this evening when the Red Sox and Colorado Rockies take to the field for Game 4 of this year’s Fall Classic. It is no doubt a time for celebration throughout the City. And even though the game is being played in Colorado, the Boston Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind sports fans to celebrate safely and responsibly here in Boston. In years past, fans have flocked to Fenway to celebrate Red Sox victories. For safety reasons, access in and around Fenway Park will be limited and discouraged. Additionally, the Boston Police Department will significantly increase patrols in and around the Fenway area. The Boston Police will restrict access to the Fenway area at the beginning of the 6th inning. If you are not already inside an establishment, be it a bar or restaurant, you will not be able to gain access to the area. If you are inside an establishment and choose to exit the establishment in the 6th inning, you will be directed to leave the area. The City has had extensive communications with local Universities related to student behavior. Any student arrested will not only face criminal charges, but will also be subject to penalties imposed by their University. We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to parents and ask them to touch base with their sons or daughters who may be headed into the Fenway area this evening. We would ask that you remind them to celebrate responsibly. The department asks that revelers obey police instructions and, if asked to leave an area, please do so peacefully. Police will employ extensive use of video in areas surrounding the park. The BPD Unified Command Center will also be monitoring surveillance cameras throughout the evening at police headquarters. The Boston Police Department will be strictly enforcing compliance to all alcohol laws. Officers will be conducting walk throughs of bars and city streets especially in areas highly populated with college students. Our intent is to encourage people to celebrate responsibly and to adhere strictly to all alcohol laws. In addition, officers are working cooperatively with liquor establishments to be sure alcohol laws are strictly enforced. Public drinking will not be tolerated. Taxis and public transportation offer inexpensive and smart alternatives to drinking and driving. Please take advantage of them. A designated driver is also an alternative. DUI enforcement will be a priority and we will have officers on duty focused specifically on this effort. Do not ruin your celebration by hurting yourself or others. The BPD is also cheering for the Red Sox and hopes for victory! However, our prime focus is that all sports fans enjoy the game and that the City is peaceful and without incident. We will not allow a few excessive revelers to ruin the evening for other fans. We are prepared to take any means necessary to ensure this. Have fun and be safe!