New Balance Field Comes to BU

A $3 million gift helps to bring men’s lax to campus

In the first steps of a development that will bring field hockey back to campus and add a men’s varsity lacrosse team, the University broke ground last May for New Balance Field, an 111,000-square-foot project on Babcock Street that will effectively double BU’s field capacity.

Currently, three varsity teams and nearly 200 intramural teams vie for space on Nickerson Field. The new field, which will open in fall 2013, was made possible by a $3 million gift from athletic shoe manufacturer New Balance. The total cost of the field and a parking area is estimated at $24 million.

Read more at Bostonia.

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