Directions to Holmes Sports Center

For the 2014-2015 Season:

A large portion of the Winsor School is currently under construction.  Therefore, the field entrance/field of play and parking accommodations have changed. 

The soccer, field hockey and lacrosse field is now located at 359 Brookline Avenue, across from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  The entrance for all field sport spectators will be on Nessel Way (next to Bruegger's Bagels), which will serve as the only entrance to the field. 

Parents/Spectators: For Field Sports, parents/spectators may park in the Winsor School Parking Lot (103 Pilgrim Road) or the Nessel Way lot. The Nessel Way lot will open 1 hour prior to game time and will close 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game. In the event the lot is full, please park at the MASCO Garage, located at 375 Longwood Avenue, which is a short walk to the field. For non-field sports, please park in the Winsor School Parking lot (103 Pilgrim Road) or at the MASCO Garage, located at 375 Longwood Avenue. 

 

For the 2014-2015 season, Simmons Tennis will play the majority of their matches at Harvard University. Please click here for directions to Harvard's facilities. 

 


Directions to Simmons College Residence Campus

(Holmes Sports Center and Winsor Athletic Complex)

 
The Holmes Sports Center is located on the Simmons College Residence Campus at 331 Brookline Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston. Two of Simmons’ athletic teams (field hockey and soccer) play their home contests at the Winsor School Athletic Complex, located at 54 Pilgrim Road, directly adjacent to the Sports Center. Parking is limited and at your own risk. Visitors and spectators are encouraged to park at the MASCO Garage, located at 375 Longwood Avenue, a short walk from both locations.

For the 2014-2015 season, Simmons Tennis will play the majority of their matches at Harvard University. Please click here for directions to the Harvard facilities. 

Please click here for a campus map




Directions Via Car

From Route 9

- Take Route 9 East
- At the Brookline Avenue intersection, turn left onto Brookline Avenue
- Go to the second set of lights and turn left onto the Riverway  
- Take the Riverway to the third set of lights, where it intersects again with Brookline Avenue                                              
- The Holmes Sports Center is located approx. ¼ mile up on the right (Directly across from Beth Israel Medical Center)                               
- Turn right onto Brookline Avenue and immediately turn right again onto Pilgrim Road (If going to Winsor)  
- The Winsor School is at the located at the end of Pilgrim Road

From Boston, Route 93 and Route 1 North

- Take Storrow Drive WESTBOUND.  
- Exit at the "Fenway/Route 1 South" exit.  
- Bear right onto Boylston Street, heading OUTBOUND.  
 - Follow Boylston Street (outbound) to the major intersection of Boylston Street and Park Drive. (The Landmark Center
Mall will be on your right).  
- Go straight through the intersection, (which has 3 lights), towards Brookline Avenue                                                                        
- The Holmes Sports Center is located up on the right (Directly across from Beth Israel Medical Center)                                                       
- Turn right onto Brookline Avenue and immediately turn right again onto Pilgrim Road (If going to Winsor)  
- The Winsor School is at the located at the end of Pilgrim Road

From the West and the Massachusetts Turnpike

- Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 18 for Allston, Brighton and Cambridge. Stay to the right after the toll-booth. 
- Take the Cambridge/Somerville fork at the exit. 
- After the first set of lights and before the bridge, turn right onto Storrow Drive East. 
- Head toward Boston to the third exit which is marked "Fenway/Route 1 South." 
- Take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. 
- Bear right onto Boylston Street, heading OUTBOUND. 
- Follow Boylston Street to the major intersection of Boylston Street and Park Drive. (The Landmark Center Mall will be
on your right).

-Go straight through the intersection, (which has 3 lights), towards Brookline Avenue, and IMMEDIATELY bear right onto Pilgrim Road.  The School is at the end of Pilgrim Road. You can park in the parking lot to your right in front of the School.

From Providence, Rhode Island

- Take I-95 North to Exit 12, where it joins Route 128  
- Follow I-95/Route 128 towards Dedham.  
- At Dedham, take Route 1 North, heading toward Boston.  
- Stay on Route 1, also known as VFW Parkway and the Jamaica Way, to the intersection with Brookline Avenue.  
- At this intersection, the Jamaica Way becomes the Riverway.  
- Stay on the Riverway until the third set of lights, where the Riverway intersects again with Brookline Avenue.  
- Turn right onto Brookline Avenue and IMMEDIATELY turn right again onto Pilgrim Road.  
- The School is at the end of Pilgrim Road.


Directions Via Bus (Excludes Storrow Drive)

From the West and the Massachusetts Turnpike

- Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East into Boston  
- Follow the Mass Pike all the way to the end
- At Dedham, take Route 1 North, heading toward Boston.  
- Stay on Route 1, also known as VFW Parkway and the Jamaica Way, to the intersection with Brookline Avenue.  
- At this intersection, the Jamaica Way becomes the Riverway.  
- Stay on the Riverway until the third set of lights, where the Riverway intersects again with Brookline Avenue.  
- Turn right onto Brookline Avenue and IMMEDIATELY turn right again onto Pilgrim Road.  
- The School is at the end of Pilgrim Road.

From the Mass Pike and Points West

1. Take the Mass Pike East into Boston  
2. Follow the Mass Pike all the way to the end  
3. Take Interstate 93 South (Expressway South)  
4. Take Exit 18 (Mass Ave./Andrew Sq.)  
5. At 1st set of lights, turn right toward Mass Ave./Roxbury  
6. Continue directions from below

From Interstate 93 and Points North

-Take Interstate 93 South (Expressway South) into Boston  
-Follow Interstate 93 South over the Zakim Bridge and through Boston  

1. Take Exit 18 (Mass Ave./Andrew Sq.)  
2. At 1st set of lights, turn right toward Mass Ave. / Roxbury  
3. Continue directions from below

From Interstate 93 and Points South

1. Take Interstate 93 North (Expressway North) into Boston  
2. Take Exit 18 (Mass Ave./Andrew Sq.)  
3. Turn left and take bridge over I-93, heading toward Mass Ave./Roxbury  
4. Continue directions from below

DIRECTIONS CONTINUED FROM EXIT 18 (MASS AVE/ANDREW SQ)

1. Stay in the middle lane. Go straight through the set of lights, crossing over Massachusetts Ave. You are now on Melnea Cass Blvd.  
2. Follow Melnea Cass Blvd. through 6 sets of lights  
3. At the 7th set of lights, turn left onto Tremont Street  
4. At the 2nd set of lights, turn right onto Ruggles Street (Boston Police Headquarters will be on the corner)  
5. Go through 4 sets of lights (passing Northeastern University on the right, Wentworth Institute of Technology on the left, and a Shell Gas Station on the left). After the 4th set of lights, you are now on Louis Prang Street  
6. At fork, bear right onto Park Drive  
7. Go straight through the set of lights (with the Exxon Station on the right), crossing over Boylston Street  
8. Bear sharp let at the fork and go through the set of lights  
9. At the next set of lights, go straight, crossing over Brookline Ave  
10. You are now on The Fenway. Emmanuel College is on the right  
11. Turn right onto the campus at 300 The Fenway


Directions Via Public Transportation

By Subway

The Holmes Sports Center is a short walk from the "Longwood" stop on the on the Green Line's Riverside "D" line. Walk
west on Chapel Street (up a hill) to Longwood Avenue. Turn left onto Longwood, crossing the bridge over the trolley
tracks. Cross at the first set of lights onto the Riverway and turn left. Walk about one block to the light at Short Street.
Turn right and the Winsor School is on your right. Turn left on Pilgrim Road and the Simmons’ Residence Campus is on
your right.
OR
Take the Green Line's Heath Street "E" line to the “Longwood” stop. Cross Huntington Ave. on the WESTBOUND side
and continue down Longwood Ave.  Take a right onto Brookline Avenue and the Sportcenter and athletic fields are
located on the left, directly across from Beth Israel Medical Center.

By Bus

Several MBTA buses stop on Brookline Avenue directly next to the Holmes Sports Center. 
When taking any of the following routes, exit at the Beth Israel /Short St. stop on Brookline Avenue. The Winsor athletic
fields are across the street from the Hospital. Follow the walkway between the Winsor fields and the Simmons College
residential campus. 
• MBTA Bus #8: (Harbor Point-UMass to Kenmore Station, via B.U. Medical Center and Dudley Station). 
• MBTA Bus #47: (Albany Street to Central Square, Cambridge via the Longwood Medical Area). 
• MBTA Bus #60: (Chestnut Hill to Kenmore Square via Brookline Avenue). 
• MBTA Bus #65: (Brighton Center to Kenmore Square via Brookline Avenue). 
• MBTA Bus # CT2: (Sullivan Station to Ruggles Station via Kendall/MIT). 
• MBTA Bus # CT3: (Beth Israel Hospital - Andrew Station via B.U. Medical Center/BCH).

By Commuter Rail

Simmons is also accessible by commuter rail in combination with the bus or subway routes described above. From Ruggles, take any of the above buses. From Back Bay station, walk across Copley Square to the outbound "Green Line" MBTA stop and take the Riverside "D" train. From North Station, take to the outbound "Green Line" Riverside "D" train. From South Station, take the "Red Line" to Park Street and transfer to the outbound "Green Line" Riverside "D" train.

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