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Agganis Arena
Agganis arena logo
Inside Agganis Arena
Location 925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Opened January 3, 2005
Owner Boston University
Operator Boston University
Construction cost $225 million
Architect Cannon Design
Tenants Boston University Terriers (NCAA) (2005-Present)
Capacity 6,300 (Hockey & Ice Show)
7,200 (Concert/Stage Events)
Field Dimensions Arena Total Size = 286,134 gross square feet
Ice Sheet: 90' x 200'
Basketball Floor (Portable): 112' x 60'
Portable Insulating Deck: 90' x 200'

Agganis Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The arena was dedicated in 2004 and hosted its first event in 2005. It is home to the 2009 National Champion ice hockey team, the Boston University Terriers.

Agganis Arena 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. As of January 30, 2009, Parker had 800 wins as head coach. Only 3 coaches have reached this number, and Parker is the only one to do it all with a single team. It replaced Walter Brown Arena, located at the Case Athletic Center on the opposite side of neighboring Nickerson Field.

Agganis Arena Exterior

The exterior of the Agganis Arena


Preceded by
Walter Brown Arena
Home of
Boston University Terriers

2005 – Current
Succeeded by
incumbent

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