Local residents cheer on Crimson at annual Community Football Day

October 13, 2016 at 10:00 am
A crowd of local residents and Harvard football fans watch as the Crimson takes on the Cornell Big Red. Photo by Stew Milne

Residents of Allston-Brighton and Cambridge came out for Community Football Day last Saturday, and watched Harvard become the only undefeated team in the Ivy League. Neighbors cheered on the Crimson who had a 29–13 victory over Cornell, at Harvard Stadium.

The festivities began at the community tent, where families, friends, and even politicians enjoyed a traditional tailgate. Attracting some new faces and many familiar ones, the annual event welcomes football fans of all ages, and never disappoints. Lunch, pregame activities, and game tickets were all free and part of the invitation from Harvard University.

“This is my fourth or fifth year coming to Community Football Day. Growing up in Cambridge, I’ve been coming to Harvard games on and off for probably 35 years,” said Neal Johnson of Cambridge. “I used to go to the tailgates with friends, now we really enjoy this.”

Read the full article in the Harvard Gazette.