The Pete Frates Center, the centerpiece of the baseball and softball programs at Boston College, is located at the Harrington Athletics Village, BC’s 12-acre athletic complex nestled into the north end of the Brighton campus.
The facility features a state-of-the-art baseball stadium, a softball stadium, a campus recreation field, restrooms and an entry plaza. A two-story structure provides student-athletes with the latest amenities, including an indoor turf field and hitting tunnels with retractable cages for year-round baseball and softball practice. Locker rooms and player lounges, a satellite sports medicine suite with inground hot and cold hydrotherapy pools, and strength and conditioning space round out the athletic offerings. There is also a designated hospitality area within the venue.
Brick, cast stone and masonry detailing match the facade to the surrounding campus coloring and architecture. The vocabulary of gables and vertical fenestration is in contrast to the more contemporary glazed elements of the entries and the function room. The function room and its outdoor terrace on the second level are rotated off the main building geometry to take in commanding views of the baseball diamond while navigating geometry changes between the two fields. Inside, natural lighting and warm neutral tones achieve a bright and airy aesthetic.