Boston College Eagles. With the only Division 1A football program in town, the Boston College Eagles play against some of the top teams in the country. Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, 02467. 617/552–4622; www.bceagles.com.
Harvard University Crimson. Built in 1903, Harvard Stadium is the oldest concrete stadium in the country and the home of the Harvard University Crimson. The tongue-in-cheek halftime shows of the Harvard band make any game worth the trip. Harvard Stadium, N. Harvard St. and Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, Boston, Massachusetts, 02163. 617/495–2211; www.gocrimson.com.
New England Patriots. Boston has been building a football dynasty over the past decade, starting with the Patriots' victory against the St. Louis Rams in the 2002 Super Bowl. Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady then brought the team four more championship rings in 2004, 2005, 2014, and 2017. Exhibition games begin in August, and the season runs through the playoffs in January. Gillette Stadium, Rte. 1, off I–95 Exit 9, Foxborough, Massachusetts, 02035. 508/543–1776; www.patriots.com.