Boston Venue Guide: Agganis Arena

One of the newest entertainment venues in all of New England, Agganis Arena sits in the heart of the Boston University campus and employs state-of-the-art multimedia technology. While it plays host to the BU hockey team, it also expands to over 8,000 seats for live music, trade shows and many other types of big events.

PHOTOS: Concerts at Agganis Arena

Agganis Arena has played host to many artists from all types of music, from classic rock to top-40 pop. Chances are you’ll be seeing a show there in the future, so let us prepare you with our comprehensive guide.

Getting There

We know traveling to arenas for concerts can be a huge pain, especially if you’re traveling the twisted maze of Boston traffic! Luckily Agganis Arena has plenty of parking for those who are driving, and is easily accessible by public transportation on the T or bus.

The address for the arena is listed at 925 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. Click here for a map view of the arena.

Driving Directions

Those driving from the North or South can hop on I-93 and take Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit, while those driving from out West can take the Mass. Pike (I-90 East) to exit 18. Click here for complete directions at BU.edu.

Parking

Agganis has its own parking garages and lots, lettered A-F. They are open daily from 7AM – 11PM and open 90 minutes prior to concerts on the day of the event. Typical concert parking costs $25. Click here for complete Agganis Arena parking information.

Public Transportation

You can take the MBTA’s Green Line B train westbound to Pleasant St. Station, which is directly across the street from the arena. The easiest way to access the B train near Agganis is at the Kenmore Square station on the Green Line, which you can get to from the 8, 8A, 57, 60 and 65 buses. The 57 bus also goes straight from Kenmore to just outside the arena. Click here for more public transportation tips at BU.edu.

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Perhaps you’re not going straight home after the concert. Agganis Arena has plenty of local restaurants and bars right on Commonwealth Ave. serving Boston’s vibrant nightlife that would be perfect post-show destinations.

Angora Cafe
1024 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-1757

Blue State Coffee
957 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 254-0929

Boston Pizza Express
1026 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 734-7777

Brown Sugar Cafe
1033 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 787-4242

Cold Stone Creamery
957 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 275-4241

Dunkin Donuts
1020 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 739-0812

Japonaise Bakery
1032 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 738-7200

Kayuga
1030 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 566-8888

Panera
888 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 738-1501

Paradise Lounge
967 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 562-8800

Qdoba Mexican Grill
961 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 779-9800

Quan’s Kitchen
1026 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-7617

Raising Cane’s
949 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358-5932

Roast Beast
1080 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 877-8690

Sicilia’s Pizza
840 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 566-0021

Starbucks
874 Commonwealth Ave.
Brookline, MA 02215
(617) 734-3691

Sunset Cantina
916 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 731-8646

T. Anthony’s Pizzeria
1016 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 734-7708

T’s Pub
973 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 254-0807

UBurger
1022 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 487-4855

Upper Crust
888 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02446
(617) 731-3000

Victoria Seafood Restaurant
1029 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 783-5111

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