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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]

Brighton Field
Brighton Field 1.jpg
LocationBrighton, MA, United States
OwnerBoston College
Capacity1,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 330 ft
Center Field - 403 ft
Right Field - 330 ft
SurfaceAstroturf Synthetic Turf
Construction
OpenedMarch 20, 2018
ArchitectCHA Consulting Inc./DLR Group
Tenants
Boston College Eagles baseball (2018-present)

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.

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]

Stadium FirstsEdit

Statistic Non-Conference Conference
First game March 20, 2018
Northeastern 7, Boston College 4 (18 in.)
March 23, 2018
Boston College 7, Virginia Tech 4
First pitch Jack Nelson Jacob Stevens
First batter Charlie McConnell (Northeastern) Jack Owens (Virginia Tech)
First hit Charlie McConnell (Northeastern) Sam Fragale (Virginia Tech)
First BC hit Jake Palomaki Anthony Maselli
First home run TBD Mitch Bigras (March 24, 2018)
First win David Stiehl (Northeastern) Sean Hughes
First save TBD Thomas Lane

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Summer of Moving Earth". Boston College. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ "Boston College Brighton Athletics Fields Application for Small Project Review, August 9, 2016". Boston College. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  3. ^ "Home Opener Postponed". Boston College Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  4. ^ "Boston College dedicates new Brighton Campus fields for trustee associate, alumnus, and parent John L. Harrington". Boston College. Retrieved 2018-04-13.

Coordinates: 42°20′36.6″N 71°09′35.5″W / 42.343500°N 71.159861°W / 42.343500; -71.159861