The Celtics Future Practice Facility Includes Some Very Noteworthy Neighbors

Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters In the spring of 2018, the Boston Celtics will move into a brand new practice facility and team headquarters, located at the Boston Landing development, in the city’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood. The 15-acre mixed use venue already hosts the New Balance footwear and apparel company world headquarters, the Bruins brand new practice rink (Warrior Ice Arena), with additional office, retail, dining and lodging spaces planned for the future.

The 70,000-square-foot Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters (named after the iconic Celtics coach and executive) will bring the Celtics practice operation back into the city, after the franchise has spent many years first in Brookline and then in the further out western suburb of Waltham, where the team has trained since 1990.

After spending almost the entire 1990’s at Brandeis University, the team moved into the HealthPoint training facility in 1999.

Moving nine miles closer to downtown Boston means that the Celtics will practice just five miles west of the TD Garden, as opposed to the current 18-mile trek east from Waltham. The Boston Landing project sits just two miles west of Fenway Park.

In addition to all of the modern amenities that will be present at the Auerbach Center, one of the most unique design features will involve the building’s close proximity to the Massachusetts Turnpike, with the team’s 17 NBA championship banners visible to the hundreds of thousands of cars that will drive past the complex on a daily basis.

Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters

Come 2018, the Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox will be 100 percent based within the city limits of Boston, meaning that the Patriots will stand as the area’s only suburban operated franchise.

The Pats headquarter city of Foxborough sits 27 miles south of downtown Boston.