Steward Health Care Acquires Naming Rights to Wellesley Sports Center, Joins as Strength, Conditioning and Physical Therapy Partner

Wellesley, MA – The Wellesley Sports Center and its managing partner ESG Associates (EDGE Sports Group) announced today that Steward Health Care has acquired naming rights for the new sports complex, and will serve as its physical therapy, strength, and conditioning partner. The facility, scheduled to open this summer, will be named the Boston Sports Institute, a Steward Family Facility, consistent with the key role that Steward will play within the new complex. Steward Health Care will operate a new 6,890 square-foot practice within the facility, offering sports medicine and wellness services. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, will be the facility’s official hospital.

“Steward Health Care’s focus on building healthy communities makes them a natural partner for the new sports complex,” said Brian DeVellis, president of ESG Associates and managing partner of the Boston Sports Institute. “By joining forces with Steward, we are strengthening the center’s offerings and its ability to serve as a community resource for the athletes, families and residents of Wellesley and its surrounding communities.”

The development of Steward’s program at the sports center gives athletes convenient access to conditioning to stay in peak shape, as well as training to prevent injuries, and provides immediate on-sight care in the event of an injury, plus rehabilitative post-injury care. The center is an extension of the exceptional sports medicine and wellness services Steward provides at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts.

“The establishment of our Wellesley physical therapy and training center is an exciting new chapter in our extension of care in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Thomas Gill, IV, chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and former team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. “Our skilled trainers, physical therapists and physicians are proud to offer their expertise to help ensure the athletes we care for are always at the top of their game.”

“We look forward to serving the Greater Boston community and have a number of exciting things on tap that will set our program apart and make it a go-to destination for area athletes and their families,” said Dr. Michael Callum, president of Steward Medical Group. “We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful community resource and play a vital role in helping keep the community well.”

In addition to hosting local youth and high school programs in ice and sled hockey, figure skating, aquatics and turf programs, the Boston Sports Institute will support its patrons and townspeople with a best-in-class pro shop, grab-and-go café, strength training, educational tutors and therapy tenants.

Tenants of the sports complex include Charles River Aquatics, Inspirica, Terrier Sports, Profiler’s Edge and Driscoll Skating Skills. In addition, the Wellesley Sports Center will serve as home to Wellesley Youth Hockey, Wellesley Youth Lacrosse, Wellesley High School, MassBox Lax, Wellesley Scoops Field Hockey, Wellesley United Soccer Club, Boston Bolts Soccer, Jr. Eagles Hockey Club, and Dana Hall.

For more information, visit https://wellesleysportscenter.com.

About the Boston Sports Institute, a Steward Family Facility
The Boston Sports Institute, a Steward Family Facility, is conveniently located on Worcester Street (Route 9 eastbound) in Wellesley, Massachusetts, minutes from Interstate 95 and the Massachusetts Turnpike and less than 30 minutes from Boston. In addition, Wellesley has three stops on the MBTA Commuter Rail line into Boston. The Boston Sports Institute, a Steward Family Facility, is a 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art sport and recreation destination housing twin ice sheets, an indoor synthetic turf field with elevated track, a warm lesson pool and a 13 lane / 25 yard competition pool, a strength and conditioning center, sports pro-shop, full service concessions and ancillary tenants. The Boston Sports Institute, a Steward Family Facility, is being developed and professionally managed by EDGE Sports Group (ESG Associates Incorporated), a leader in the design, development and operations of public / private recreational facilities from the East Coast to the Midwest.

About ESG Associates Inc (EDGE Sports Group)
ESG Associates Inc. is a leader in the design, development and operations of public and private recreational facilities. The company brings over 25 years of private and public recreational design experience and offers the full gamut of strategic and operational services. ESG helps clients navigate public processes at the local, state and federal levels; works with private capital and conventional lenders to obtain financing; and establishes the programming and operational framework required to sustain the model. Services include assessment, feasibility and market studies; design, permit and construction management; programming and operations.

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