Brighton Field

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Brighton Field
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Location Brighton, MA, United States
Owner Boston College
Capacity 1,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 330 ft
Center Field - 403 ft
Right Field - 330 ft
Surface Astroturf Synthetic Turf
OpenedMarch 20, 2018
ArchitectCHA Consulting Inc./DLR Group
Boston College Eagles baseball (2018-present)

Brighton Field at the Harrington Athletics Village is a 1,000-seat baseball stadium in Brighton, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston. It is the home field of the Boston College Eagles baseball team of the ACC. The stadium is newly constructed for the 2018 season and is located on Boston College's Brighton campus, which encompasses much of the lands formerly belonging to Saint John's Seminary. The stadium replaced Shea Field, Boston College baseball's previous home from 1961-2017, which was located on the university's main campus adjacent to Alumni Stadium. [1] [2]

College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education. In comparison to football and basketball, college competition in the United States plays a smaller role in developing professional players, as baseball's professional minor leagues are more extensive, with a greater history of supplying players to the top professional league. Moving directly from high school to the professional level is more common in baseball than in football or basketball. However, if players do opt to enroll at a four-year college to play baseball, they must complete three years to regain professional eligibility, unless they reach age 21 before starting their third year of college. Players who enroll at junior colleges regain eligibility after one year at that level. In the most recently completed 2017 season, there were 298 NCAA Division I teams in the United States.

Brighton, Boston Neighborhood of Boston in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Brighton is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is located in the northwestern corner of the city. It is named after the town of Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. For its first 160 years, Brighton was part of Cambridge, and was known as "Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history, it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its eastern end. Brighton separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute, and was annexed to Boston in 1874. The neighborhood of Allston was also formerly part of the town of Brighton, but is now often considered separately, leading to the moniker Allston–Brighton for the combined area. This historic center of Brighton is the Brighton Center Historic District.

Massachusetts State of the United States of America

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.


Brighton Field was slated to open on March 13, 2018 in Boston College's home opener against Holy Cross but was cancelled due to a nor'easter. [3] The stadium opened a week later on March 20, 2018, when the Eagles hosted cross-town opponents Northeastern in a non-conference matchup that Northeastern won 7-4 in 18 innings.

Holy Cross Crusaders baseball

The Holy Cross Crusaders baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. The team is a member of the Patriot League, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Hanover Insurance Park at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Crusaders are coached by Greg DiCenzo. Holy Cross has participated in the NCAA Tournament 11 times and has advanced to the College World Series on four occasions, capturing the title in 1952. The team earned its first Patriot League regular season title in 2013 before falling in the Patriot League Championship Series for the third time in four years. The team also boasts recent wins over top 10 teams, defeating #4 Texas A&M in 2012 and #7 Mississippi State in 2014. In 2017, the team won its first Patriot League Tournament Championship by sweeping Army and Bucknell. It was the fifth PLCS appearance for the Crusaders in eight years.

Northeastern Huskies baseball is the varsity intercollegiate team representing Northeastern University in the sport of college baseball at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The team is led by Mike Glavine, and plays its home games at Parsons Field just off campus in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Huskies are members of the Colonial Athletic Association, which they joined in 2006.

The stadium and adjacent softball field and intramural fields were dedicated on April 14, 2018, and named for Boston College trustee John L. Harrington, BC '57 and former CEO of the Boston Red Sox. [4]

Boston Red Sox Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Their most recent appearance and win was in 2018. In addition, they won the 1904 American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox' home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.

Stadium Firsts

First gameMarch 20, 2018
Northeastern 7, Boston College 4 (18 in.)
March 23, 2018
Boston College 7, Virginia Tech 4
First pitchJack NelsonJacob Stevens
First batterCharlie McConnell (Northeastern)Jack Owens (Virginia Tech)
First hitCharlie McConnell (Northeastern)Sam Fragale (Virginia Tech)
First BC hitJake PalomakiAnthony Maselli
First home runTBDMitch Bigras (March 24, 2018)
First winDavid Stiehl (Northeastern)Sean Hughes
First saveTBDThomas Lane

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