The Boston Bruins – owned by Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs – on Sept. 8 opened the doors to a sparkling new practice facility, Warrior Ice Arena, in Boston’s Allston/Brighton neighborhood.
Mr. Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs and Bruins President Cam Neely were joined by city officials and leadership from New Balance (owner of the facility) at the grand-opening and open house for members of the media.
The state-of-the-art facility returns the team’s practice facility to the city – less than 10 miles from the Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden – and will not only serve the Bruins but also the community. According to Jim Halliday, managing director of New Balance’s Development Group, 75 percent of the arena’s non-Bruins ice time already has been booked, a good portion of it reserved by local high school teams, and there will also be public skating hours.
“For our players, it provides state-of-the-art athletic space. It also offers futuristic amenities that focus both reactively and proactively on their training and medical needs,” Mr. Jacobs said. “For future hockey talent, it’s a chance to experience the sport in a world-class setting. For our fans, this is yet another opportunity to interact with the team and the game that you love. And for our city, it’s a commitment by the Bruins to bring home another Stanley Cup. The Warrior Ice Arena is a substantial investment toward that goal.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs (center), CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs (second from right) and Bruins President Cam Neely (right) join local and state officials at Thursday’s opening of the Warrior Ice Arena.