Patriots Fans Celebrate Raucously, But Peacefully

Fans celebrate the Patriots win on Brookline Ave. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Fans celebrate the Patriots win on Brookline Ave. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

New England Patriots fans from Boston to western Massachusetts celebrated raucously, but without the destruction and mayhem that has often followed championship victories by local sports teams.

Crowds of mostly college-aged fans gathered in various areas around Boston on Sunday night after the Patriots 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, and although they screamed and chanted, they remained orderly.

Most fans were watched carefully by police.

Boston police said on their official Twitter account that there were no arrests, adding: "Way to make your team & city proud."

Celebrations at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst were also largely restrained. The campus has had problems with violence at prior sports celebrations.

Several thousand students poured out of dorms in the Southwest residential area, but a campus spokesman says there was just one arrest.

This article was originally published on February 01, 2015.



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