BRIGHTON, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction announced it has broken ground on a new multi-purpose athletic facility for Simmons College at Daly Field. Set to open this summer, the athletic complex will serve the diverse athletic and recreational needs for the Simmons and Allston-Brighton communities.
Shawmut’s work on the seven acres of parkland will feature several new amenities. In addition to a new 3,200 square-foot field house with a sports medicine facility, the complex will feature team meeting rooms, public restrooms, six new NCAA tennis courts, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and football fields with NCAA- and MIAA-standard synthetic turf, a softball diamond, and a quarter-mile walking track. The Shawmut team will also install spectator seating, press boxes, and an innovative digital scoring and sports lighting system.
“Our team is excited by the opportunity to work alongside Simmons College and the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Recreation to create such a significant development for the Allston-Brighton community,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut. “We look forward to helping Simmons College expand its collegiate athletic program and give the Allston-Brighton community a home field for the first time in more than 25 years.”
As part of Simmons College’s long-term strategy to increase university visibility and develop the athletic program, Daly Field will become the home of the Simmons College football, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis teams. The Daly Field project is the latest in Shawmut’s academic work, with projects currently underway at Northeastern and Fairfield Universities.