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Lavieties Pavilion

Ray Lavietes Pavilion

65 North Harvard Street

Boston, MA 02163

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The world’s most renowned learning institution, Harvard University sits on the banks of the Charles River, minutes from the city of Boston and its historical landmarks, such as Fenway Park and Quincy Market. Lavietes Pavilion is the second oldest building used for basketball among Division I schools.

Harvard's refurbished and rededicated arena for men's and women's basketball - The Ray Lavietes '36 Pavilion, formerly called the Briggs Athletic Center - stands among the most historic venues in the sport.

First opened in 1926, it stands as the second-oldest building used for basketball among Division I schools. Only Fordham's Rose Hill Gymnasium (1924) is older.

Originally, the Briggs Center (Lavietes Pavilion) housed Harvard's indoor track teams. It featured a second-floor running track preferred by many of the greats of the day and also served as a favorite batting cage for Crimson baseball players and even major leaguers like Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams. Briggs quickly became an important part of Harvard's entire athletic program, as other sports used the building as an off-season training center.

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Palmer Dixon Strength and Conditioning Center

Instruction on strength training and conditioning will be provided in Palmer-Dixon Fieldhouse, our state-of-the-art, 24,000 square-foot facility. Crimson Elite Weekend rents Harvard University’s facilities; the camp is neither sponsored nor controlled by the University. The camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105CMR 430.000) and is licensed by the Boston Board of Health.