Since the First Responder Bowl was cancelled last night due to inclement weather, Boston College is now offering superfans refunds, as well as free tickets to a 2019 game.

The game between Boston College and Boise State was set to take place yesterday in Dallas, Texas. However, it was suspended for more than an hour due to lightning. According to NCAA policy, lightning calls for a 30-minute delay after a strike within eight miles of the stadium.

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With five minutes remaining in the first quarter, and BC up 7-0, the game was cancelled and officially ruled a “no contest.” Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director, told Dallas News that the storm was originally listed as “scattered thunderstorms,” meaning there was a possibility it would miss the game, but it didn’t.

“There was lightning still in the area, and to have the players in the locker room come out and warm up, the field would be wet as well,” Ringler said. “There were so many factors that went into it, but the main factor is player safety, and based on that we felt it was the best thing to do.”

“We were excited to play in this game and felt safe about it — we’ve got first responders, right?” Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin said. “This is a safe bowl game. But you can’t control the weather.”

Boston College is now offering fans who traveled to Dallas the opportunity to receive a ticket refund, as well as a pair of home game tickets to a 2019 match. If fans purchased their tickets through the school, they will receive a refund by January 2 and are able to choose free tickets to a home game between now and next December, athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement. Interested fans can receive details by eailing [email protected].

First Responder Bowl is also offering a special refund: fans have the option to either fully refund their ticket or receive a ticket to next year’s game at no cost. Those interested in this option must email [email protected].

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