Sports

Watch your favorite match-ups, or compete yourself, in state-of-the-art facilities for skating, baseball, racquet sports, lacrosse, soccer, and more.

Ashland Sporting Association

Ashland Sporting Association

Marathon Park, Pleasant Street, Ashland 01721

Offering two half-marathons, March and October, that begin at the original starting line of the Boston Marathon and cover half its route.

Babson Skating Center

Babson Skating Center

150 Great Plain Avenue, Wellesley 02482

781-239-6056 

 

Blackstone Valley IcePlex

Blackstone Valley IcePlex

121 Plain Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

(508) 478-6423

Boston Athletic Association

Boston Athletic Association

One Ash Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-6905 

Established in 1887, the BAA hosts the Boston Marathon, Half Marathon, and Mayor’s Cup. Its Hopkinton office at “The Starting Line” manages registration.

Boston Badminton

Boston Badminton

169 Flanders Road, Westborough 01581

508-329-1710

Bowditch Field Athletic & Cultural Complex

Bowditch Field Athletic & Cultural Complex

475 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702

Walking/running track and tennis courts available for public use.

Dover Squash and Fitness

Dover Squash and Fitness

721 Worcester Road, Natick 01760

508-545-2442

Field House

Field House

31 Union Avenue, Sudbury 01776

978-440-9944

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

219 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752

508-624-4422 

State-of-the-art indoor driving range: 8 separate driving bays, 9 feet wide with dividers, ball trays and racks, air-cushioned driving mats.

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

219 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752

508-624-4453 

New England’s newest and largest sports complex featuring 7 indoor fields, lighted par-33 golf course, and outdoor championship lighted turf sport fields. Also locations in Norfolk and Taunton.

Hockomock Area YMCA—Bernon Family Branch

Hockomock Area YMCA—Bernon Family Branch

45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin 02038

508-528-8708 

Landry's Bicycles

Landry's Bicycles

790 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
508-655-1990

276 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
508-836-3878

Marlborough Youth Baseball Association

Marlborough Youth Baseball Association

Williams Street, Marlborough 01752
 

Metro West Sports Center

Metro West Sports Center

15,000 square foot facility offering:

  • 5 Dedicated Batting Tunnels (13' x 72')
  • 2 Utility Fields 20' x 60')
  • 5,000 sq ft Turf Field
  • Function Room (Parties, Team Meetings, Training Room)
  • 2,000 Square Foot GYM
  • Parent Lounge

 

MetroWest Colonials Semi-Pro Football Club

MetroWest Colonials Semi-Pro Football Club

New England Football League

MetroWest YMCA

MetroWest YMCA

280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham 01701

508-879-4420 

For over 50 years, the MetroWest YMCA, with branches in Framingham and Hopkinton, has helped members improve their health and well-being while building a stronger sense of community.

New England Baseball Complex

New England Baseball Complex

Route 20, Northborough 01532

617-531-4662

New England’s premiere outdoor baseball facility opens Summer 2014, with three lighted fields, also suitable for softball, soccer, and lacrosse.

New England Sports Center

New England Sports Center

121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752

508-229-2700

NESC is the premiere indoor ice facility in the United States, with seven full-size rinks, pro shop, restaurant, snack bar, fitness center, and more. Site of regional and national hockey and figure skating training and tournaments.

Prime Time Lacrosse

Prime Time Lacrosse

5 Michigan Drive, Natick 01760

888-PTLAX-44 

At all our camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and learn-to-play programs, you see a staff that is always engaged with the participants, holding themselves and the players to the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.

Teamworks

Teamworks

185 Otis Street, Northborough 01532

508-351-9800

Wayside Racquet & Swim Club

Wayside Racquet & Swim Club

80 Broadmeadow Street, Marlborough 01532

508-481-1797

Yawkey Sports Training Center

Yawkey Sports Training Center

512 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752

508-485-0986 

As headquarters of Special Olympics Massachusetts, the center offers year-round training areas, a gymnasium, health-related programming, and Hall of Fame for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

Recreation - Fall Walking Trail

Recreation - BAA Start

Recreation - Bowditch

Sports Resources:

Visit the Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office online to learn about what is happening in the world of sports in Massachusetts.  Follow on Twitter @MASportsOffice

Community Spotlight: Framingham

America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.

Higher Education

Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops

Recreation
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do! 

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

For a list of public beaches in town, go here.

Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences. 

Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.

The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point. 

In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.

Visual and Performing Arts


Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center. 

For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Fountain Street Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.

Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.