Downtown Durham Prepares For Post-Game Rowdiness

Jan 30, 2015

Durham town administrators and University police are preparing for 5,000 UNH students to flood Durham’s downtown after the Patriots play the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Town Administrator Todd Selig says in years past, inebriated college students have wreaked havoc downtown – especially when local sports teams play in high profile games. 

Most students are responsible, says Selig.

Nevertheless, Durham police have sent letters to local businesses, “encouraging them to bring inside tables, chairs, trash receptacles,” says Selig.

Police have also advised construction companies to staff local construction sites after the game.  

UNH administrators have not gone as far as the University of Massachusetts, which has banned dorm guests from Sunday to Monday to prevent rioting.