Agganis Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on the campus of Boston University. It is named after Harry Agganis, an outstanding football and baseball athlete for BU and the Boston Red Sox. He died at the age of 26, from a massive pulmonary embolism. The hockey rink is named Jack Parker Rink, after one of the most successful coaches in college hockey history. It is part of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village , which also includes dormitories and the university's five-story Fitness and Recreation Center. It replaced Walter Brown Arena, located at the Case Athletic Center, on the opposite side of neighboring Nickerson Field. It was dedicated in 2004 and hosted its first event in 2005. It is home to the 2009 National Champion ice hockey team, the Boston University Terriers. It serves as a regional auditorium for large events, including ceremonies of other schools such as Berklee School of Music, musicals, awareness events and appearances by speakers, such as Barack Obama and Dave Chapelle. It is also used for some BU basketball games, as well as concerts and other events. It also hosts the annual CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championship. It hosted the first rounds of the 2007 America East Conference men's basketball tournament, the 2011 finals of that tournament, and the 2009 Women's Frozen Four. The men's and women's basketball teams play games here when they are playing highly ranked teams. Otherwise, they play at Case Gym, otherwise known as The Roof, on Babcock Street.


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