Daly Field opened in August 2016 with the first athletic content played on September 1. Simmons was proud to play a leadership role in the innovative public/private partnership that transformed Daly Field from a long neglected parcel of public land into a state-of-the-art recreational facility.
Daly Field is the home of the Simmons field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis teams ? and serves the diverse athletic and recreational needs of the Allston-Brighton community.
Daly Field consists of seven acres of parkland on the banks of the Charles River in the Brighton section of Boston on Nonantum Road.
The Daly Field complex includes:
- Multipurpose synthetic turf field - containing NCAA Division III regulation soccer (210'x348'), women's (195'x360') and men's (180'x330') lacrosse fields, and MIAA standard high school football field (160'x360') plus stadium seating for 200 and elevated press box
- Softball diamond ? NCAA compliant with 215 ft synthetic turf infield and outfield, clay pitching circle
- Field hockey field ? NCAA Division III synthetic turf field (180'x300')
- Tennis courts ? Six fenced NCAA standard size courts for singles and doubles play
- New field house ? 3,200 square foot energy efficient building, including a sports medicine facility, team meeting rooms and public restrooms
- Walking track ? A quarter mile, two-lane walking track surrounding the softball field & tennis courts
- Bike/walking path ? A walking/bike path along the riverside of the Charles River
- Stadium lighting ? Innovative and sustainable sports lighting system
- Digital scoring ? Customized & sustainable digital scoring and timing systems
Home Field Advantage
As a women's institution with a strong athletics program, we know the value of women's participation in sports. Scholar athletes are among our top students. That's why we see so much potential for the restoration of Daly Field to help girls ? and boys ? in the Allston-Brighton community reap the benefits of participating in sports.
"Turning an unusable and unsafe field into a state-of-the-art athletic complex for the entire community is exactly the type of innovation that makes Boston shine. I commend Simmons, a leading institution for women's empowerment in our City and the force behind the Daly Field renovation project, not only for investing in the Boston Public School system and in the health of the people of Boston, but also for giving students in the neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton resources to reach their full potential."
- Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the City of Boston
Impacting Our Community
Simmons' lead role in the project as a Friend of Daly Field reflects our longstanding commitment to leadership development for girls and women, and to community engagement more broadly. Students at Brighton High School and youth involved in the Allston-Brighton Little League especially benefit from the enhancements.
?We want to groom our students not just as athletes, but as leaders, as critical thinkers, as community members who deserve to see we're investing in our students as much as they're investing in us and their education."
- Emily Bozeman, Headmaster, Brighton High School