ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) A big game was played Saturday afternoon at Alfond Stadium in Orono. The University of Maine Black Bears took on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats for a chance at an NCAA Title. A game that brought thousands of fans.
Many of those dedicated fans showed up early to pack the parking lots at UMaine. Whether they were first time tailgaters, or those who have followed their home team for years, those like UMaine fan John Carr showed up.
"I think we're all very proud of the college and very excited to be hosting a home field playoff game," said Carr.
Saturday's playoff game was the first NCAA playoff game ever played at Alfond Stadium. A first that made it extra special for UMaine student Noelle LaJoie.
"It's pretty exciting just because it's the first time that they've ever hosted a game at home," said LaJoie.