Agganis Arena Agganis Arena


Opened: January 2005

Location: Commonwealth Ave.

Seating Capacity: 6,300 hockey; 7,200 basketball, concerts, family shows

Located within Boston University's $225 million John Hancock Student Village -- a 10-acre hub of activity designed to be the thriving center of student life and athletics -- Agganis Arena is a multipurpose sports and
Agganis Arenaentertainment center that opened in January 2005.

A 290,000-squre-foot premier venue with 6,300 seats for hockey and ice shows, the Arena is expandable to over 7,200 seats for men's and women's basketball contests, concerts, conventions, and family shows that occur throughout the year.

Serving as home to the nationally-recognized Terrier men's ice hockey team, Agganis Arena features a state-of-the-art 17' x 24' four-sided center-hung scoreboard with 7' x 13' video display, and an integrated video ribbon which has become a standard feature at NHL rinks across the U.S. and Canada.

Agganis Arena
Facility Features:

  • 6,300 seats for hockey and ice shows, expandable to over 7,200 for basketball, concerts and stage events
  • 29 Loge Suites and Premium Seats with exclusive amenities
  • 5,600-square-foot Private Club Room that can accommodate up to 600 guests
  • 4,250-square-foot full service kitchen and 300-square-foot Club Room kitchen to support on-site catering and concessions
  • Two media/multipurpose catering rooms
  • Six visiting locker/dressing rooms
  • Two officials/star dressing rooms
  • Box Office featuring a fully-integrated online ticketing system; seven ticket windows adjacent to the Southeast Arena main entrance and lobby
  • 24-seat press box
  • Three radio broadcast boxes
  • Two coach's boxes
  • One television production box with multiple camera positions cabled throughout the Arena
  • 90' x 200' ice sheet with full ice-making capabilities
  • Two Zambonis
  • Tempered glass incorporating Glass-Flex and Check-Flex technology
  • Retractable safety netting at both end zones
  • Portable 112' x 60' wood basketball floor
  • 17' x 24' four-sided center-hung scoreboard with 7' x 13' video displays, and integrated facia video ribbon.
  • Truss-level control room manages Arena sound system, house, sports, aisle, concourse lighting, and the scoreboard; control systems are located on the event floor
  • The Arena meets all Massachusetts State Accessibility and Federal ADA requirements with at-grade entries
  • 44 wheelchair positions at the concourse level with 44 adjacent companion seats
  • 13 wheelchair positions at ice level with 13 companion seats
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Assisted listening devices at grade entry
  • Four passenger elevators
  • 6 concession stands with multiple specialty kiosk locations around the Concourse level
  • 1,400 parking spaces located on-site and within easy walking distance of the Arena
  • 15 public restrooms with parity for men and women

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