Boston College announces plans for an indoor practice facility


Boston College is planning to spend $200 million on athletic facility upgrades that will include the construction of an indoor practice facility, athletics director Brad Bates announced on Monday.

Bates said the school will begin discussions with Boston city officials on plans to build the athletics field house, which would be located next to Alumni Stadium. The facility would be funded by private gifts.

“This announcement represents a commitment from Boston College to give our students the best facilities possible,” head football coach Steve Addazio said. “We are very excited for an indoor facility that will provide our student-athletes an opportunity to develop throughout the winter months.”

In addition, the $200 million plan would involve a 240,000 square-foot recreational center that would replace the Flynn Recreational Complex, as well as new fields for baseball, softball and intramurals.

“These new facilities will provide benefits for all BC students and student-athletes,” Bates stated. “We need the financial support of all of our alumni who have benefitted from their BC education to provide opportunities for the next generation of BC students. The athletics field house sets an example of what we can do when our alumni and friends offer their support for our athletics initiatives.”

Boston College isn’t the only program in the ACC moving forward with plans to build an indoor facility. In November, UNC announced that it is proposing plans for a new indoor practice facility to the Board of Trustees. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham told the News and Observer that he estimates the project to cost around $25 million.