Boston College, Harrington Athletic Village, Pete Frates Center

Harrington Athletic Village, Boston College’s centralized hub for college athletics, features state-of-the-art baseball and softball venues and a recreation field. The baseball stadium seats 1,000 and includes a press box, batting cages, bullpens, and a natural grass practice area. The softball stadium offers 300 chair-back seats, a synthetic turf outfield, and a clay infield. Both facilities are equipped with synthetic turf surfaces, LED lighting, and video infrastructure allowing live ESPN broadcasts. The highlight is Pete Frates Center, a two-story facility housing locker rooms, a satellite sports medicine suite, strength and conditioning space, and a turfed open space fieldhouse with retractable hitting tunnels. The second level includes a hospitality room featuring an outdoor terrace providing spectacular views of the baseball diamond.

The village's aesthetic matches the classic Boston College brand with brick, cast stone, and masonry detailing. Inside, rich cherry woods, black leather, and warm neutrals create an inviting atmosphere. Sustainability is prioritized with the use of sustainable materials, LED lighting, and integrated glass and aluminum doors to reduce energy consumption. With its world-class facilities and commitment to excellence, the Harrington Athletic Village, along with the Pete Frates Center, significantly enriches Boston College's sports program and leaves a lasting impact on the campus community.

Project summary

30K sf.

30,000 square feet of space dedicated to baseball and softball.


Premier baseball stadiums comfortably seats 1,000 people.


Softball stadium features 300 chair-back seats with prime views.

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Ed O'Hara, RLA*

Ed O'Hara, RLA*
Sports Business Line Director

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Ed is one of the country’s premier sports designers. He has designed and overseen the installation of over 350 synthetic turf fields as well as over 400 natural grass turf fields, many of which are located at colleges and universities across the country. He has 34 years of progressive sports facility planning, landscape architecture and project management experience, including 1,200 projects since joining CHA in 1988.