The Best Places to Watch college and Professional Sports near CRLS

Zeno Minotti, Sports Editor

Harvard Stadium: Built in 1903, Harvard Stadium (home of the Crimson’s football team) is the oldest permanent concrete stadium dedicated to college sports in the nation. While the seats may not be the most comfortable, Harvard Stadium is certainly worth the visit, especially considering the Crimson are undefeated thus far in the season. It is also the closest college stadium to CRLS.

1.2 miles from CRLS


Matthews Arena: Often called “Boston Arena,” Matthews is home to Northeastern University’s mens and womens hockey teams. The Northeastern women are on an incredible run, as they have won four straight Hockey East Championships. They even went all the way to the National Championship game last season, where they ultimately fell in a 2-1 overtime thriller to Wisconsin. Matthews is another historic site, as it is the oldest hockey arena in the world still in use. It was also the Boston Bruins’ first home rink.

2.9 miles from CRLS


Fenway Park: We all know Fenway Park, America’s oldest and most beloved ballpark. Going to Fenway simply never disappoints. The games are exciting, the crowd is electric, and there isn’t a bad seat in the stadium (besides a few behind pillars). However, you might have to wait until next season to see a game, as playoff tickets are not exactly cheap.

2.6 miles from CRLS


Warrior Ice Arena: The Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation play their home games at Warrior Rink. The Pride have played an enormous role in the founding of the PHF (formerly known as the National Women’s Hockey League), as they won the league’s first title in 2016. They are also the league’s reigning champions. Their arena is brand new as it was finished in 2016, and going to a game there means you will most definitely be watching both past and future Olympians, as seven Pride players made USA’s 2018 Olympic team.

2.6 miles from CRLS


Nickerson Field: You can find a variety of sporting events at Nickerson field. Right now, Boston University’s mens and womens soccer teams call Nickerson home. In the spring it will host BU’s mens and womens lacrosse. Fun fact: The Boston Braves (who now play in Atlanta) of the MLB used to use Nickerson as their home field, and Babe Ruth actually played there. Nickerson is also one of the cheapest places in Boston to watch Division I sports.

2.4 miles from CRLS


TD Garden: The Garden is home to both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, who have combined for an astounding 23 titles over their histories. Both teams each play 41 games a year at their home stadium. While the seats have become a little too close together, you will get to experience a brand new jumbotron that has the highest resolution in both the NBA and NHL. As a bonus, both the Bruins and Celtics have made the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, so you know you will be watching a highly competitive team.

2.8 miles from CRLS

This piece also appears in our October 2021 print edition.