When it comes to athletic facilities, Boston University covers the gamut: two ice rinks, three outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a climbing wall, a gymnasium with stadium seating, multiple basketball courts, dance rooms, two competition pools, a therapy pool, and squash and racquetball courts. So we’re perfect for things like youth sports and summer camps. But did you know many of these facilities can be transformed for events such as commencements, trade shows, conventions, concerts and more? Be sure to check them out.
Case Gymnasium is a bright 1,800-seat gym featuring theatre-style chair back seats on both sides of the court.
Also located in the Case Center is the Eilberg Lounge. Overlooking the green expanse of Nickerson Field, the Eilberg Lounge is an ideal location for a meeting, intimate gathering, retreat or reception. It has a seating capacity for 60 guests.
Walter Brown Arena
Walter Brown Arena is a classic, 3,806-seat arena and ice rink featuring a large and meticulously maintained ice surface and floor.
Nickerson Field (285 Babcock St) 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
New Balance Field (278 Babcock Street) is a sophisticated, 500-seat, 110,000-square-foot turf field featuring a large and versatile open-air surface. The field sits atop Langsam Garage with 350 parking spaces.
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.
Track & Tennis Center
Located at 100 Ashford Street, the Track & Tennis Center is a great place to host everything from parties to performances and contains a banked six-lane 200-meter indoor track, an exterior flat jogging lane, a throwing area, 4 tennis or basketball courts, golf range (for class only), aerobics space, and locker rooms. The Track & Tennis Center is capable of seating and floor configurations for both athletic and non-athletic events. Fixed seating capacity is 1,200 people and total capacity is 4,500 people.