Boston College’s much-anticipated $200 million recreation center will be named in honor of the Connell family, in recognition of a $50 million “Light the World” campaign gift from BC Trustee Associate Margot C. Connell.
Construction of the 244,000 square-foot, four-story facility is part of the 10 year $800 million master plan which supports the university’s strategic plan to replace the Flynn Recreation Complex. The new innovative rec center is underway at the former site of Edmond’s Hall on Thomas More Road. Spearheaded by Construction Manager Skanska USA and Cannon Design with the architectural woodwork manufactured and installed by Millwork One Inc. It will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, jogging track, natatorium with lap and instructional pools, four wood-floor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two multi-activity courts and multi-purpose rooms for spin, yoga and fitness classes, among other amenities. The building will open in the summer of 2019