​​Capital Projects

Under Construction: New Tennis Courts

Construction May 2017–November 2017

Van Winkle tennis courts computer rendering

Plan view of the eight new tennis courts.

Van Winkle tennis courts aerial view

Aerial view of the new courts looking toward Van Winkle Hall.

Eight new tennis courts to replace the existing courts adjacent to the Webster Center will be constructed in the area between the back of the Van Winkle residence hall and the Babson Ice Rink and Boston Sports Club complex.

The new courts will provide a first-rate surface for Babson varsity teams, recreational athletes, and summer programs. The courts will be enhanced with court-side bleacher seating as well as additional seating areas in an elevated area outside the fence. Hours of use will be extended with the addition of lighting on all courts.

Construction is being carefully planned to allow some work to begin in May 2017 while avoiding any impact on finals or commencement. This early start may allow for completion of the courts in time for the spring 2018 tennis season. The project team is striving to have no impact on the Coleman Lot during the academic year.

For more information and important announcements regarding the projects, you can email Kate Dulmaine, Capital Project Manager, or call 781-239-5869. You can also email David Grissino, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, or call 781-239-5987.

Coming Soon: The New Babson Recreation and Athletics Center

Construction late summer 2017–fall 2019.

BRAC Exterior College Drive Brac Fitness

The Babson Recreation and Athletics Center (BRAC) project will provide renovations to the existing Webster Center and a new state-of-the-art multipurpose facility for a wide range of uses to benefit the entire Babson community. There will be a large new recreation center which will enhance opportunities for recreational, club and intramural sports as well as provide a space for large scale campus-wide events. The BRAC project also includes a large new fitness-recreation space and multipurpose rooms for recreation and a range of other uses. For varsity athletics, the project includes dedicated team rooms for each varsity sport, an improved sports medicine area and improved administrative spaces to support athletics.

The Webster Center is expected to remain open as usual, with the exception of summer 2018 when the building (except Staake Gymnasium) will be closed for renovations. Please note that beginning August 2017, 22 parking spaces in the Webster lot will be blocked off to assist with construction logistics.

Private support for Babson’s investment in the Babson Recreation & Athletics Center will make this project truly transformative. For more information on how you can be a part of this extraordinary opportunity, please email Diana Zais, Vice President of Development, or call 781-239-3879.