Maintain a Competitive Playing Field

Since the late 1990s, we have renovated or replaced the facilities for almost all of our teams. The 7,200-seat Agganis Arena, opened in 2005, is one of the nation’s premier college hockey venues. The Track & Tennis Center, opened in 2002, has a 200-meter, high-banked track that is one of the fastest in the country.

It is really a constant effort to keep up with the elite programs and the elite institutions.

— Brian Durocher (SED ’78), Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

The Softball Field was renovated in 2001. The DeWolfe Boathouse opened in 1999 on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, at the starting line for the Head of the Charles Regatta.

But we can’t and won’t stop there. New Balance has contributed $3 Million to build a second athletics field, which opened in fall 2013. Continued upgrades and additions are necessary if we are to continue to attract top student-athletes and coaches and keep up with the demand for field space by athletes and student groups alike. Our recent investments in athletic facilities have been substantial, but other universities in Boston, New England, and the rest of the country have kept pace.