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Marlborough, MA has made a name for itself as a sports-loving and welcoming host city. Its geographic location and unrivalled hospitality options make the city a natural magnet for sports enthusiasts from across New England. Marlborough is home to some of the region’s largest and most popular sports facilities, and plays host to a number of major regional and national competitions and tournaments, including in skating, hockey, soccer, baseball, golf and lacrosse. Here are some of the facilities and organizations that make Marlborough a premiere sporting destination.
New England Sports Center
121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough, MA • 508-229-2700
The North East’s largest skating center, the New England Sports Center (NESC) is conveniently
located near I-495 and 290. NESC offers six ice rinks, a studio rink, hockey pro shop, private function rooms, snack bar and arcade games. Hosted tournaments include National Youth Hockey League Challenge Cup Tournament, USA Empire National Championships, Coca Cola Tournament, North American AAA Tournament, Bay State Games, North American Fall Championships, and many others. In addition, NESC is host to the North American Indoor Lacrosse League and is home to the Boston Rockhoppers.
219 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-624-4433
Fore Kicks is New England’s first full-featured indoor and outdoor sports complex, which includes seven indoor sports fields, two pro basketball courts, two outdoor lighted fields, an indoor driving range, a sports lounge, and a conference and function center. This 135,000 sq. ft. sports facility accommodates a variety of sports, including soccer, futsal, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, baseball, and softball.
All Star Sports Academy
72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough, MA • 617-999-9200
The All Star Sports Academy is an indoor baseball/softball training facility. It consists of 6 batting cages that can be retracted to an open playing surface. All Star offers labs, private lessons, camps, and classes with former professional and college players, who can help baseball and softball players advance their fundamentals and knowledge of the game.
Navin Skating Arena
451 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-624-5580
The Navin Arena is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating facility, overseen by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and operated by FMC Ice Sports. The clean, safe, and well-maintained facility features an ice rink, a heated conference room and a snack bar. The Navin Arena offers an array of skating programs for all ages and abilities, and its provides patrons with affordable recreation for the whole family.
Special Olympics Massachusetts
512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-485-0986
Marlborough is home to the Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) headquarters. SOMA’s Yawkey Sports Training Center is a state of the art facility with a full-size gym, a 40 x 30 yard soccer field, computer training, video conferencing capabilities, and multiple conference rooms. The Special Olympics facility offers competitions and provides training for athletes, coaches and officials in 26 core sports. Highlights of SOMA’s annual sports calendar include the Winter Games, Summer Games, National Games, Tournament of Champions and Fall Tournament.
1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
25 Union Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: soccer, softball, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, track and field, basketball
Byrne (Carisbrooke) Field
39 Hawkins Lane, Marlborough, MA
Sports: soccer & lacrosse
Darrel Field (Hildreth School)
1-31 Sawin Street, Marlborough, MA
239 Concord Road, Marlborough, MA
Spots: multi-purpose, soccer, softball, sand volleyball, basketball, skating (skate park)
444 Hosmer Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: baseball, soccer, basketball
496 Brigham Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: winter sledding, fishing, basketball
520 Farm Road, Marlborough, MA
Sports: baseball, basketball, street hockey
72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: soccer, football
Korean Veterans Field
15 Millham Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: soccer, lacrosse
Marlborough High School
431 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: soccer, field hockey, softball, football, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, tennis
80 Foley Road, Marlborough, MA
Sports: baseball, basketball
22 Martin Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: baseball, basketball, tennis
Orchard Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: football, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, street hockey, skating (half pipe)
Williams Street Baseball Fields
Williams Street, Marlborough, MA
WWII Memorial Beach
Causeway Street, Marlborough, MA
Sports: basketball, swimming