Framing Nearly Complete for Pete Frates Center at BC
Pete Frates legacy will forever live on at Boston College and around the globe. Appropriately named the Pete Frates Center, framing is nearly complete for a new 31,140 square foot building at Boston College that will house team locker rooms for baseball and softball, space for sports medicine, training, and equipment storage. The project replaced an existing 50-spot surface parking lot located to the south and west of the existing softball and baseball fields. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.
Foundation Work Ongoing for Schiller Institute at BC
BC's Cushing Hall has been demolished and foundation work is now underway for the upcoming Schiller Institute for Integrated Science & Society. The 150,000 square-foot building will feature office and laboratory space for researchers, including engineering faculty, and teaching laboratories that will include computer science robotics and data visualization space. The building is expected to open in 2021.
Electrical Permit Issued for BC's Pete Frates Center
An electrical permit has been pulled for the Pete Frates Center at Boston College. The upcoming 31,140 square foot building will house team locker rooms for baseball and softball; accessory spaces for sports medicine, strength training, and equipment storage; practice hitting tunnels; and meeting and utility rooms.
Harrington Athletics Village Phase II to be Named in Honor of Pete Frates
Boston College will honor former BC baseball captain Pete Frates '07, by naming Phase II of the Harrington Athletics Village as the Pete Frates Center, thanks to the generosity of the Yawkey Foundations and a growing community of donors.
Frates, 34, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 27, and has been a leader in the fight for a cure since 2012, most notably through his role as the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign in 2014.
The Pete Frates Center will provide a 31,000-square foot indoor baseball and softball facility featuring locker rooms, hitting tunnels, indoor turf field, strength and conditioning space, and a hospitality area. It will be located at the Harrington Athletics Village, which opened in 2018.
"It's truly special to have this state-of-the-art facility bear Pete's name, especially after someone who was such a hard worker during his playing career at the Heights and was always looking to improve," said William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond. "Pete embodies our Jesuit motto of 'men and women for others' better than anyone I know."
"Tom and Jean Yawkey's love of amateur baseball reflected their desire to support young people at all levels playing the game that meant so much to them," said Jim Healey, president of the Yawkey Foundations. "We are honored to see Pete's legacy associated with the Yawkeys, as both have made profound impacts in the community through a committed legacy of giving back."
Frates and his wife Julie and daughter Lucy, along with Team Frate Train, have been major advocates in the quest to find a cure for ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which will continue to take place every August until a cure is found, has been embraced by some 17 million people worldwide and raised more than $220 million for ALS research.
Construction of the Pete Frates Center began earlier this month. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. The center will provide BC's baseball and softball student-athletes with a space to practice and train year-round, and will include sports medicine areas for treatment and recovery, as well as seven hitting tunnels with retractable cages, and space for a full-team practice on a turf surface.
The baseball and softball teams will have their own locker rooms and player lounge areas on the ground level of the facility. Locker rooms and lounges for each coaching staff, plus a game-day space for umpires, will be included, as well as a hospitality area for donor and alumni use on game days.
Phase I of the Harrington Athletics Village provided BC baseball and softball with new playing fields that have been praised throughout the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA baseball. Built on BC's Brighton Campus, the complex is equipped with AstroTurf playing surfaces, Musco LED lights, seating for 1,000 baseball and 300 softball spectators, Daktronics scoreboards, press boxes, and video replay capabilities. It was named in recognition of the generosity and lifelong commitment of University Trustee Associate John L. Harrington '57, MBA'66, H'10, P'82, '89, '94.
"We welcome the support of our alumni, parents and friends in following the lead of the Yawkey Foundation by donating to this important project," said Jarmond. "It is a great way to honor Pete Frates, while supporting a facility that will be of tremendous benefit to our baseball and softball teams."
BC Athletics Support Building Approved
The Boston College Harrington Athletics Village Support Building has been approved by the BPDA.
The approved Harrington Athletics Village Support Building is a previously-deferred phase of the Brighton Campus Athletics Center Project (now called the Harrington Athletics Village) that will consist of an approximately 31,140 square foot building housing team locker rooms for baseball and softball; accessory spaces for sports medicine, strength training, and equipment storage; practice hitting tunnels; and meeting and utility rooms.
Boston College's New Support Building Under Official Review
The proposed building at 149R Lake Street in Brighton, MA is a previously-deferred phase of the Brighton Campus Athletics Center Project (now called the Harrington Athletics Village) that will consist of an approximately 31,140 square foot building housing team locker rooms for baseball and softball; accessory spaces for sports medicine, strength training, and equipment storage; practice hitting tunnels; and meeting and utility rooms.
The Project will replace an existing 50-spot surface parking lot (66,933 square feet in area) located to the south and west of the existing softball and baseball fields.
Exterior Work Nearly Complete for Boston College Rec Center
Exterior work is wrapping up for The Margot Connell Recreation Center at Boston College. The new 240,000 square foot building will offer the BC community a place to play and gather with friends. The project includes a gymnasium, multi-purpose courts, swimming pools, a golf simulator, and a jogging track. Construction is set to be complete this summer.
Exterior Work Underway at New Boston College Rec Center
Exterior work is underway at Boston College's upcoming Connell Recreation Center. The 240,000 square foot project will include a new gym, multi-purpose courts, swimming pool, jogging track, and golf simulator along with administrative offices. The project is set to open next summer.
$52.6 Million Field House Now Open
Boston College has opened its new Athletics field house, a $52.6 million, 115,700 square-foot facility that will provide indoor practice space for BC football and other varsity sports. The Fish Field House features a full regulation field with an AstroTurf playing surface, and a 12,000 square-foot strength and conditioning center.
The Fish Field House is part of a $200 million investment in facilities that include new baseball, softball, and intramural fields in the Harrington Athletics Village on the Brighton Campus, and the 240,000 square-foot Connell Recreation Center, which will open in the summer of 2019.
The project was completed on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.
115,700 square foot athletic Field House approved at Boston College
The Boston College Field House, a 115,700 square foot athletic event and practice space, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The Field House will provide Boston College wth new athletic event space as well as practice space for football and other varsity sports, club and intramural sports and other recreational activities.
New Boston College recreation center approved for construction
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Boston College’s $95 million new recreation center for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. A 240,000 square foot recreation building will be constructed containing athletic facilities including a gymnasium, swimming pools, multi-purpose courts, a golf simulator and a jogging track. Construction of the building could commence this summer. More information about Boston College’s new recreation center is posted below.
Boston College proposes new recreation center Boston College has filed a Small Project Review Application
with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct a new recreation center on
campus. Construction would start in June 2016, with completion in December
The following is a link to the Small Project Review Application for Boston
College Recreation Center. A rendering of the proposed building is posted
above. More information about the Boston College Recreation Center project is