Outdoor Fields

Our beautiful, meticulously maintained athletic fields thrive in their natural habitat. Historic Nickerson Field, state-of-the-art New Balance Field, and our all-natural Softball Field provide perfect spots for athletic events, concerts, and graduations.


Feel free to contact us—our professional staff can help match your event to the perfect facility and arrange all the details.

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Outdoor Fields Details

285 Babcock Street
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-2771

Getting Here

Nickerson Field is located on the Boston University campus at 285 Babcock Street and New Balance Field is located at 278 Babcock Street. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

Softball Field is located on the Boston University campus at 89 Ashford Street Street. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.


In addition to the exceptional athletics/recreational facilities offered by Boston University, a number of outdoor spaces are available for programming venues, including:

Nickerson Field
Nickerson Field is a 10, 412 seat, FIFA-approved FieldTurf facility with a four-lane track surrounding the field surface. With the addition of a stage and temporary seats on the field, Nickerson becomes a perfect venue for that mid-range outdoor concert. Nickerson is a stadium rich in Boston sports history: it was the home of the Boston (now Atlanta) Braves NL baseball team, the site where Babe Ruth, signed his last professional contract, and where the first AFL football game in history was played between the Patriots and the Denver Broncos.

New Balance Field
The newest addition to BU’s athletic campus, New Balance Field is a 110,000 square-foot artificial turf field with spectator seating for 500. The field sits atop Langsam Garage with 350 parking spaces.

Softball Field
A natural grass outfield with an all-dirt infield featuring covered dugouts complete with bat and helmet racks. Outfield dimensions are 200 feet down each line and 220 feel to straightaway center. The field is complemented by a grass picnic area just beyond the outfield fences.

Available Services

Audio-Visual Equipment

Convenient & Reasonable Parking

Close to Public Transportation


Free WiFi

Learn more about the on-campus services available to support your event.

Types of Events That Work Great Here

Recreation & Athletic

As you’d expect from a major university, BU has all types of sports and athletic facilities and a well-trained staff. For something different, consider these facilities for events other than sports! Learn more

Performances & Concerts

From small intimate theatre productions to major pop concerts, Boston University has the appropriate facilities and experience to make any type of performance a spectacular event. Learn more

Corporate Events

No matter what type of event you have planned, you’ll find Boston University has the appropriate hall rentals in Boston, MA, as well as a tireless staff with the experience necessary to make it a success. Learn more