Roberto Clemente Field, located in Boston's Back Bay Fens, serves as Emmanuel's home field, as well as an important community recreational resource.
In 2009, Emmanuel College and the Yawkey Foundation, in partnership with the city of Boston, contributed $4 million to restore the historic, city-owned Roberto Clemente Field, an important community athletic resource in the Back Bay Fens, across the street from Emmanuel's campus. This public-private partnership had a dramatic impact on the neighborhood.
The complex features a 120,000-square-foot, NCAA-regulation synthetic turf field, a three-lane, rubberized all-weather track, practice facilities for expanded track and field events, including high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin and shot put, Musco® lighting, scoreboard, stands and benches for handicap seating.
The field serves as home field for Emmanuel College softball, men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as the practice facility for men's and women's track and field. The field is also used by Boston Latin School athletics, Fenway High School gym classes, Colleges of the Fenway intramurals and adult and youth summer softball leagues. The all-weather track remains open to the public for recreational walking and jogging year-round.
In 2019, the Yawkey Foundation awarded Emmanuel a $1.4 million grant to completely replace the field turf and resurface the track.
History of Roberto Clemente Field
The ball field at Joseph Lee Playground was named in honor of the legendary Hall of Fame baseball player and humanitarian.
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The use of Roberto Clemente Field is managed by and permitted through the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.