BOSTON – The commute between practice and games will become shorter for the Boston Celtics in the very near future.
The Celtics announced on Tuesday that Boston Landing, a mixed-used development in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, will become the new home of the Celtics’ practice and training facility.
Team officials say construction of the 70,000-square-foot facility will be completed by the spring of 2018.
The new practice facility will be highly visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike with a “forty-foot glass wall enclosing the practice courts that face the approximately 130,000 daily commuters.”
"We are proud to team with New Balance Development in the creation of a best-in-class athletic training and practice facility that will provide Celtics players, coaches, and training staff with the resources, technology, and programming to compete at the highest level in an increasingly competitive NBA landscape,” Rich Gotham, president of the Boston Celtics, said in a statement. “The Boston Landing location will bring us closer to our game day home at the TD Garden while providing high impact brand visibility.”
“We are thrilled to welcome the Boston Celtics to Boston Landing,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director for NB Development Group LLC. “Adding another iconic brand like the Boston Celtics to Boston Landing at Allston-Brighton along the Mass Pike further advances the concept of Boston Landing serving as the gateway into the City of Boston from the west, while at the same time adding to the culture of health, wellness, and movement with this district.”
The Celtics currently practice at Healthpoint in Waltham, MA, which has been their practice home since 1999.
Here are some of the more notable bells and whistles to accompany the new practice and training facility:
- Two state-of-the-art parquet floor basketball courts where the team will practice
- Expanded facilities for strength and conditioning, training and recovery
- Expansive locker rooms and players’ lounge
- Physical therapy areas including hydrotherapy pools
- Sports science and nutrition facilities
- Expanded media work room, press conference and broadcast facilities
- A flexible hospitality area for guests and hosting community relations activities
- Work space for the team’s coaching and basketball front office staffs