Fencing began earlier this week, marking the start of the first phase of construction on the north side of Conte Forum. The plan is to replace the main entrance of Conte Forum, off Gabelli Plaza, with a grand illuminated glass entrance and new vestibule designed for greater energy efficiency. This is a much needed addition to the basketball programs at the school, which have seen their facilities fall behind other ACC schools.
The Pavilion will offer a 2,220-square-foot strength and conditioning center that opens to practice courts. It will have a 1,400-square-foot sports medicine center that includes an underwater treadmill and plunge pools for student-athlete treatment and rehabilitation. 2,100-square-foot locker rooms will be built, rebranded and adorned with the history and spirit of the programs. What's more the center won't just be basketball focused, but offer space for hosting team dinners and events along with study space.
The construction of the Hoag Basketball Pavilion is just the latest in a series of athletic facility upgrades completed by the university. In 2018, the university opened the Fish Field House, a $52 million dollar football practice facility. Along with the Harrington Athletic Village, a new baseball/softball facility, also opened in 2018. Most recently Boston College opened the Frates Center, a 31,000-square-foot baseball/softball center complete with indoor batting cages.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports