Patriots fans in Boston took to the streets to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win Sunday night, CBS Boston reports. Officials said a huge crowd of as many as 8,000 people gathered on Landsdowne Street near Fenway Park to revel in the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Thousands of college students headed to the Boston Common to celebrate. They were met with a heavy police presence. After about 45 minutes, the crowd was slowly dispersing. CBS Boston said the crowd was larger than the one for the.
For the most part, the fans behaved. Boston police reported there was one arrest, for a minor offense.
"Everybody thinks that it gets old and it doesn't get old. We are the best team to ever play in the NFL. Every Super Bowl is different and this one is special. Who knows when we will be back. It's incredible," one fan remarked to CBS Boston.
Another told the station, "We've had a lot of people going against us this season and this one just feels a lot more earned and deserved than the other ones."
Some fans did their celebrating indoors:
In years past, celebrations in the city have been relatively contained and respectful.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross got together Friday to advise fans to act responsibly after the game.
"Be smart about what happens at the end of the game, win or lose it doesn't matter, it's a game. If it comes down to a bad call, we've seen that, let's act responsibly in the city of Boston," Walsh said.
Gross added, "Look out for each other…We don't want any tragedies as a result of a game."