Boston Landing Is Getting a Huge Indoor Track Facility and Concert Venue
New Balance is making moves with this brand new space set to open in the summer of 2021.
Yesterday, city dignitaries—including Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker—along with New Balance executives all gathered at Boston Landing, in Brighton, to celebrate the ground breaking of a brand new facility coming to the area by late summer of 2021.
The facility will be a multi-sport complex featuring a 200-meter indoor track, a sports research lab, regulation courts and turf field space, as well as a separate warm-up track. And not only will it be a fancy destination for fitness enthusiasts but it will also double as a concert venue with ground-level retail and foodservice. The whole operation will compliment the Boston Landing area nicely, as its neighbors include the NB Fitness Center across the street, the New Balance Global Flagship store a couple blocks down, and the training facilities of both the Bruins and Celtics.
“The Track at New Balance will set a new performance standard in professional and amateur sports due to its innovative design, location, and amenities,” Jim Davis, chairman of New Balance Athletics, said in a release. “Its incomparable level of sports excellence and competitive spirit will inspire athletes to perform at levels they have only dreamed of attaining, with one of the fastest and most technical tracks in the world.”
The 200-meter indoor track, which will be utilized for sporting events ranging from the high school to professional level, is hydraulically-banked allowing athletes to maintain their speed due to the bowl-shaped nature of the turns. It will also be where Team New Balance, a team of elite runners in Boston will train. Even more, the sports research lab will help athletes improve performance by utilizing fancy technology to capture a full-view of what’s going on inside and outside the body.
As if that wasn’t enough, the track at New Balance will welcome the Bowery Presents as they open a 3,500 capacity concert venue in the same structure in the fall of 2021. During the ground breaking ceremony, Walsh pointed out that Boston used to be the place where bands got their start and over the years we sort of lost that title. This new venue will give us the opportunity to gain that title back.
“Boston Landing has been transformed into a great gateway for the city,” Walsh says. “It’s an example of how we took an under utilized area and turned it around by working together as industries to be succesful.”
With the commuter rail stop and restaurants and business that continue to open, Boston Landing is becoming a destination and not just a pit-stop. And with this new facility, it will be a place where at any given moment you could be walking next to a Bruins or Celtics player, world-class track athletes, and even Grammy-award winning artists—and that’s pretty cool.
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