Bentley University opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art arena that will host the University’s NCAA Division I hockey team and prominent university events such as career fairs, high-profile speakers, alumni events and concerts. The 76,000 square foot facility, designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Suffolk Construction, marks Bentley’s continued rise as a modern, nationally-recognised business university and is a prime example of sustainable design and energy efficiency.
“Having just completed our centennial year, this arena sets the stage for Bentley’s continued success into the next 100 years,” said Bentley President, Gloria Cordes Larson. “The new Bentley Arena is a sustainable investment in the future of Bentley, providing a gathering place to welcome the entire Bentley community and beyond for many years to come and enhancing the incredible student experience that is the hallmark of a Bentley education.”
The arena, located at 400 Beaver Street on Bentley’s lower campus, has a seating capacity of 2,000 seats for hockey and up to 3,400 for other community events. The arena uses the latest in green technology, anticipated to cut utility costs in half compared to other ice arenas of its size.