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: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.