The Auerbach Center
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Location40 Guest Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′27″N 71°08′45″W / 42.357390°N 71.145780°W / 42.357390; -71.145780
Public transit  Framingham/Worcester Line  at Boston Landing
OwnerNew Balance
OperatorBoston Celtics
Capacity195
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 15, 2016
OpenedJune 15, 2018
Tenants
Boston Celtics (practice facility)

The Auerbach Center is the practice facility for the Boston Celtics in Boston, Massachusetts. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, in collaboration with Lucinda Loya Interiors, the 160,000-square-foot building[1] is part of a larger mixed-use development being constructed by New Balance at Boston Landing that includes the headquarters of New Balance and that will also include shops, a hotel and the practice facility of the Boston Bruins directly next door.[2]

The entrance to the Auerbach Center

Named for the Celtics former president, general manager, and head coach Arnold "Red" Auerbach, the basketball practice facility is spread across the top two floors of The Auerbach Center and will include two parquet floor basketball courts. There is seating for 195 people overlooking the courts. The facility includes locker rooms, a players’ lounge, media space, strength and conditioning facilities, physical therapy areas with hydrotherapy pools, a sports science laboratory for Celtics' performance data collection, nutrition facilities, and a medical examination room containing GE Medical Imaging equipment.[3] A 40-foot glass wall at The Auerbach Center facing the adjacent Massachusetts Turnpike allows visibility of the Celtics’ basketball practice facility.

Public transit to the facility is via the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston Landing station, a station on the MBTA Commuter Rail system's Framingham/Worcester Line. Groundbreaking took place in December 2014, with the completed facility hosting its grand opening on September 8, 2016. The Auerbach Center itself opened to the public on June 19, 2018.[4][5]

The Celtics' fellow tenants at the TD Garden when both are in their respective wintertime league seasons, the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, have their own practice facility at Warrior Ice Arena, just east of the Auerbach Center, at 80 Guest Street.[6]

References

  1. ^ Malone, David. "Boston Celtics training and practice facility will be part of Boston Landing mixed-use development." Building Design + Construction, April 21, 2017. https://www.bdcnetwork.com/boston-celtics-training-and-practice-facility-will-be-part-boston-landing-mixed-use-development
  2. ^ "Warrior Ice Arena to seat just 650, be dedicated solely to skating - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe.
  3. ^ Carlock, Catherine. "Go inside the Celtics’ new Boston Landing practice facility." Boston Business Journal, June 19, 2018. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/06/19/go-inside-the-celtics-new-boston-landing-practice.html
  4. ^ "(07/04/2016) Grand Opening for the Warrior Ice Arena". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ Harrington, Keith (June 19, 2018). "Boston Celtics Open New Auerbach Center Practice Facility". necn.com. New England Cable News. Retrieved July 2, 2018. The Boston Celtics officially opened their new practice facility, the Auerbach Center, Tuesday in Boston...The Celtics, along with New Balance Athletics, will use the 70,000 square foot center throughout the year as they make the push for their 18th World Championship next season...The Auerbach Center, named after Celtics coach and president Red Auerbach, has two full-sized parquet floors, a sports science lab,a medical examination room, exercise pools, and expanded locker rooms for the players and coaches.
  6. ^ Dumicius, Gintautas (August 23, 2017). "Take a look at the Auerbach Center, the Boston Celtics' new practice facility". masslive.com. MassLive. Retrieved August 25, 2017. (Caption for a photo at the site: "At a topping off ceremony for the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters, renderings of the new Boston Celtics practice facility were on display. The building is next to the Boston Bruins practice facility, known as the Warrior Ice Arena, and overlooks the Mass. Turnpike.")