Shortly after Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel broke the news about BC securing a lead gift for their practice facility, Boston College sent out an official release dropping some hints about what it will look like when it is completed. No timeline was yet announced for construction.
The first rendering posted by BC gave some hints as to how the new facility will impact the ‘streetscape’ in front of Conte Forum, which appears to be visualized from the Campanella Way entrance:
As had been previously reported, the new Hoag Basketball Pavilion will be a build-out of the current Power Gym space, and you can see from this rendering how much more imposing that portion of the facility is slated to look when all is said and done.
BC also posted some details and specs:
Connected to Conte Forum, the facility will feature a completely renovated, 10,700-square-foot practice gym that will be fully dedicated to basketball, six courts, instructional areas, and a main court that replicates the Conte Forum competition court.
The entire facility will provide roughly 40,000 square feet of basketball-specific space and include a new, 1,400-square-foot nutrition center exclusively for basketball student-athletes, with facilities for hosting team dinners and events and study space.
Among the other features of the Hoag Basketball Pavilion are a 2,220-square-foot strength and conditioning center that opens to the practice courts, a 1,400-square-foot sports medicine center that includes an underwater treadmill and plunge pools for student-athlete treatment and rehabilitation, and 2,100-square-foot locker rooms with dedicated lounges. The facility will have a dedicated video room for scouting and instruction, located immediately adjacent to the practice gym.
As we await the rest of the renderings, these details provide some additional assurance to fans that after years of speculation and hope, this project is moving forward. Congratulations to Pat Kraft and the BC staff for moving forward on this -a key moment in the future of BC basketball.