Conte Forum

Conte Forum
Conte, Kelley Rink
Location Perimeter Rd Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
Opened 1988
Owner Boston College
Operator Boston College
Surface 200' x 87' (hockey)
Tenants Boston College Eagles men's and women's basketball & hockey
Capacity 7,884 (hockey)
8,606 (basketball)

The Silvio O. Conte Forum, usually known as the Conte Forum is an 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Boston College in a portion of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts that lies within the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Opened in 1988 and directly adjacent to Alumni Stadium (some luxury boxes overlook both the stadium and arena floors), it is home to the Boston College Eagles men's and women's basketball and ice hockey teams. It was built on the site of the former McHugh Hockey Rink, which ran parallel to the stadium rather than perpendicular.

As the largest indoor venue on the BC campus, Conte Forum hosts larger university-related events including conferences, debates and concerts. It is the site of the annual "Pops-on-the-Heights," a gala concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra which raises over $1.5 million for BC's academic scholarship fund. In the event of inclement weather, Conte Forum also hosts the university's commencement exercises.

Conte Forum is named for former United States congressman Silvio O. Conte, an alumnus of Boston College and Boston College Law School. The ice rink is named in honor of long-time BC hockey coach John "Snooks" Kelley. The entire arena is traditionally called "Kelley Rink" for ice hockey games.

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