Agganis Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on the campus of Boston University, built on the location of the former Commonwealth Armory. It is home to the five-time national champion Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey team. It is named after Harry Agganis, an outstanding football and baseball athlete for BU and the Boston Red Sox, who died at the age of 26 from a massive pulmonary embolism. A life-size bronze statue of Agganis sculpted by Armand LaMontagne stands outside the arena at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Harry Agganis Way. The hockey rink is named Jack Parker Rink, after the legendary BU hockey player and coach. The arena is part of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village, which also includes dormitories and the university's five-story Fitness and Recreation Center.
|Location||925 Commonwealth Avenue|
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
|Capacity||Center Stage Concert: 8,000|
End Stage Concert: Up to 7,500
Ice Hockey: 6,150
Theatre Configuration: 1,500-3,500
|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'
|Opened||January 3, 2005|
|Construction cost||$225 million (Entire John Hancock Student Village Complex)|
|Structural engineer||LeMessurier Consultants Inc.|
|General contractor||Walsh Brothers/Barton Malow|
|Boston University Terriers (NCAA) (2005–present)|
Agganis was dedicated in 2004 and hosted its first event in 2005. It replaced Walter Brown Arena, located at the Case Athletic Center, as the home of BU Men's Ice Hockey, though Walter Brown Arena is still in use as the home of BU Women's Ice Hockey.
In the arena's first decade, Boston University basketball played select home games at Agganis, with the remainder being played at Case Gym. The school made the decision before the 2015-2016 season to move all home games back to Case Gym due to poor attendance at Agganis. The last BU basketball game played at Agganis was a 77-70 loss to rival Holy Cross on Feb. 28, 2015.
It serves as a regional auditorium for large events, including concerts, ceremonies of other schools such as Berklee College of Music, musicals, awareness events, and appearances by speakers such as Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle.
Since 2008, Agganis has hosted the annual CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championship.
America East Basketball
NCAA Frozen Four
It also hosted the 2009 Women's Frozen Four and has been selected to host the 2020 Women's Frozen Four as well.
In January 2018, the arena hosted the playoff stage for the ELEAGUE Major tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It was the first time in the game's history that a North American team (Cloud9) won a major-level tournament.
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Walter Brown Arena
| Home of
Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey
2005 – Current
College Park Center
| Host of Slammiversary
College Park Center