An elevated jogging track on the fourth floor will overlook a four-court gymnasium, offering runners and walkers an ideal place to watch sports—and people—while exercising. Runners can complete a mile with seven and a half laps around the track or four and a half laps around an extended loop along the perimeter of the tennis courts.
Fit. Active. Well.
The Margot Connell Recreation Center redefines the future of fitness and recreation at Boston College. Set to open in summer 2019, the 244,000-square-foot, four-story structure off St. Thomas More Road offers our community an inspired space to play, pursue sports, gather with friends and work out.
The much-anticipated center is named in honor one of BC’s most generous benefactors, whose civic and philanthropic endeavors have made her a role model for BC students. A trustee associate, honorary degree recipient, mother of six—all of whom are BC graduates—and the grandmother of 17, Margot Connell has been described by University President William P. Leahy, S.J., as a “matriarch of the BC community.”
Margot was inspired to create an outlet for students engaged in the rigorous demands of a Boston College education. An avid golfer and sports enthusiast, she has observed many of Boston College’s most memorable sports moments alongside her husband and children.
“As we look toward the future of Boston College, the Margot Connell Recreation Center will be a key gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and the entire community. It is a place where we will care for our physical fitness but also for each other, reinforcing the values of teamwork and collaboration that are at the heart of the BC experience.”