Agganis Arena

  • Agganis Arena is a 290,000-square-foot multipurpose sports and entertainment center with 6,150 seats for hockey and ice shows and expandable to over 7,000 seats for concerts, sporting events, and family shows
  • In its history, the venue has welcomed millions of guests and has ranked in the top 15 of venues globally in its size category
  • BU is a member of the Patriot League and Hockey East and is home to 24 Division 1 sports teams
  • BU first-year students fill Agganis Arena for their Matriculation Ceremony, where they are formally welcomed as the newest members of the BU community
  • Past Events Include: Bob Dylan, Sting, Alicia Keys, 2008 Gymnastics Visa Championships, 2009 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four, Zac Brown Band, Sesame Street LiveDisney on Ice, Carrie Underwood, Pentatonix, Sam Smith, Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Cirque du Soleil, and many more

Hi, everyone. My name is Louis. I'm studying business administration here at Boston University, and welcome to Agganis Arena. Agganis Arena is home to our BU men's ice hockey team, several different concerts, matriculation for our new freshman class, and several other events here at the university. So why don't you follow me, and I'll show you around.

Both Boston University student and Red Sox player, Harry Agganis, was a star athlete during his time at Boston University. And the story goes that one day he was playing in a Red Sox game over at Fenway Park, hit a home run, and then immediately ran up Commonwealth Avenue to Nickerson Field to go receive his Boston University diploma. And that's just one of the reasons we call this space Harry Agganis Arena.

Game day is one of the most exciting times here at the university. You get to see all of your classmates coming out dressed in their BU gear ready to cheer on the Terriers. Boston University is home to 23 Division I athletics here. And we've recently joined the Patriot League, which is really important to us because of the emphasis on academics. So Boston University really is telling us that while we are athletes, we are, first and foremost, students.

But we're not all division one athletes. And that's why Boston University has activities like intramural and club sports. You can be involved in anything from tennis to soccer. Thanks so much for letting me show you around Agganis Arena. I hope you're able to see why this is one of my favorite places on campus. So definitely be sure to check it out when you visit Boston University.