World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Agganis Arena

Agganis Arena
Agganis Arena
Inside of Agganis Arena after a BU Hockey Game
Location 925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Owner Boston University
Operator Boston University
Capacity 6,150 (Hockey and ice show)
7,200 (Concert/Stage events)
Field size Arena total size = 286,134 gross square feet
Ice sheet: 90 ft × 200 ft
Basketball floor (portable): 112' × 60'
Portable insulating deck: 90' × 200'
Broke ground 2003
Opened January 3, 2005
Construction cost $225 million (Entire John Hancock Student Village Complex)
Architect Cannon Design
Structural engineer LeMessurier Consultants Inc.[1]
General contractor Walsh Brothers/Barton Malow[1]
Boston University Terriers (NCAA) (2005–present)

Agganis Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on the campus of Boston University, built on the location of the former Commonwealth Armory. It is named after Harry Agganis, an outstanding football and baseball athlete for BU and the Boston Red Sox. He died at the age of 26, from a massive pulmonary embolism. The hockey rink is named Jack Parker Rink, after one of the most successful coaches in college hockey history.[2] It is part of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village, which also includes dormitories and the university's five-story Fitness and Recreation Center.

It replaced Walter Brown Arena, located at the Case Athletic Center, on the opposite side of neighboring Nickerson Field. It was dedicated in 2004 and hosted its first event in 2005.[3]

It is home to the 2009 National Champion ice hockey team, the Boston University Terriers.

It serves as a regional auditorium for large events, including ceremonies of other schools such as Berklee College of Music,[4] musicals, awareness events and appearances by speakers, such as Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle.

It is also used for some BU basketball games, as well as concerts and other events. It also hosts the annual CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championship.

It hosted the first rounds of the 2007 America East Conference men's basketball tournament, the 2011 finals of that tournament, and the 2009 Women's Frozen Four. The men's and women's basketball teams play games here when they are playing highly ranked teams. Otherwise, they play at Case Gym, otherwise known as The Roof, on Babcock Street. The arena hosted TNA Wrestling's anniversary show Slammiversary on June 2, 2013.


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ As of January 30, 2009, Parker had 800 wins as head coach. Only three coaches have reached this number and he is the only one to do it all with a single team. [2]
  3. ^ Agganis Arena | About | Agganis Arena
  4. ^ BERKLEE | Commencement 2007

The exterior of the Agganis Arena

External links

  • Arena's website
  • Boston University Department of Athletics Facilities
Preceded by
Walter Brown Arena
Home of
Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey

2005 – Current
Succeeded by
Preceded by
College Park Center
Host of Slammiversary
2013 (XI)
Succeeded by
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.