Boston College High School and the University of Massachusetts Boston broke ground on June 11, 2015 on J. Donald Monan, SJ Park, a shared baseball complex that will feature a replica Green Monster and a 500-seat field with the same dimensions as Fenway Park.
The collaboration between BC High and UMass Boston is the result of a public-private partnership anchored by a $2 million commitment from the Yawkey Foundation. Fr. Monan was deeply honored as he spoke to the nearly 250 attendees about the project and what the new facility will do for the youth in the Columbia Point Area.
Monan Park will also include a secondary playing field and a full-sized soccer field. The park is expected to be open for the spring 2016 season as the home field for the BC High and UMass Boston baseball programs.