About Agganis Arena
A multi-purpose indoor arena located right smack dab on the campus of Boston University right off Commonwealth Avenue, Agganis Arena has the happy distinction of being a Boston sports venue that’s not Fenway Park. This 7,200-seat arena can host basketball and hockey as well as act as a theater, concert, and event space for local, regional, or national events with ease.
The History of the Agganis Arena
Breaking ground in 2003 and opening its doors for the first time in 2005, the arena was named after Henry Agganis, an alumnus of the school who achieved fame as a Red Sox player before he died tragically at a young age from a pulmonary embolism at the young age of 26. Built to provide an alternative sports arena for the aging Walter Brown Arena, the venue itself was constructed right in the middle of the university’s student life center, and it’s surrounded by dormitories and is near BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center.
What’s So Great About Agganis Arena Events?
With a capacity of just over 7,000, Agganis Arena is the perfect-sized crowd for just about any event. Whether it’s an NCAA ice hockey final, a concert event, or anything else, you’ve got an intimate setting that’s not so big that you feel lost in the crowd but not so small that you feel like you’re squeezing into a sardine can. Plus, it’s location on the Boston outskirts make getting there and back easy as ordering tickets for your event online!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Agganis Arena located?
Agganis Arena is located on the Boston University campus.
What kind of events does Agganis Arena host?
The main Agganis Arena events are ice hockey and basketball. Other sports played there include professional wrestling events and even the occasional e-sports event as well. Meanwhile, the arena’s performance and theater spaces are used by the university all the time for its own events. Political rallies for Barack Obama have occurred there in the past, as have performances by luminaries like Dave Chapelle.
Which team is playing at Agganis Arena?
The Boston University Terriers, BU’s premier NCAA men’s ice hockey team, have called Agganis Arena home since it opened in 2005. NCAA basketball games were also played many of their games there at first before relocating to nearby Case Gym in around 2015.
Where can I park for free at Agganis Arena?
Boston University has abundant parking available for Agganis Arena sporting events. Parking costs between $12-$30, depending on the lot. Lots open 90 mins before the game.
What is the seating capacity of Agganis Arena?
Agganis Arena sporting events can host up to 7,200 cheering fans.
Who owns Agganis Arena?
Agganis Arena is owned by Boston University.
How do I get to Agganis Arena using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Agganis Arena events by public transport can hop on the “T” green line. There are many stops conveniently located that will drop you off right by the arena.