Boston College Announces Plans for New Hoag Basketball Pavilion
Boston College Athletics has received a $15 million-dollar lead gift to name the Hoag Basketball Pavilion, the future practice home of BC’s men’s and women’s basketball programs.
The gift, one of the largest donations in the history of Boston College athletics, comes from University Trustee Michaela “Mikey” Hoag ’86, the chair and founder of “Part the Cloud,” an Alzheimer’s research movement in Silicon Valley that has raised more than $60 million and funds 59 human trials in nine countries, and her husband Jay, a founding general partner of TCV, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA.“We are most grateful for the generosity of Mikey and Jay Hoag on this transformational facility for our basketball programs,” said William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Pat Kraft in an issued press release. “From the first time I spoke to the Hoags, their love for Boston College was clearly evident. We can’t thank them enough for making this tremendous gift, which greatly enhances the future of both our men’s and women’s basketball programs and the student-athletes who will benefit from their new, state-of-the-art, home away from home.”
The Hoag Basketball Pavilion will be a comprehensive, self-contained, basketball practice facility for Boston College’s men’s and women’s programs.
Connected to Conte Forum, the facility will feature a completely renovated, 10,700-square-foot practice gym that will be fully dedicated to basketball, six courts, instructional areas, and the main court that replicates the Conte Forum competition court.
The entire facility will provide roughly 40,000 square feet of basketball-specific space and include a new, 1,400-square-foot nutrition center exclusively for basketball student-athletes, with facilities for hosting team dinners and events and study space.
Among the other features of the Hoag Basketball Pavilion are a 2,220-square-foot strength and conditioning center that opens to the practice courts, a 1,400-square-foot sports medicine center that includes an underwater treadmill, and plunge pools for student-athlete treatment and rehabilitation, and 2,100-square-foot locker rooms with dedicated lounges.
The facility will have a dedicated video room for scouting and instruction, located immediately adjacent to the practice gym.
After losing her father to early-onset Alzheimer’s, Mikey Hoag founded Part the Cloud in 2012, with the goal of accelerating critically needed Alzheimer’s research. She partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association and a steering committee of women affected by the disease to launch the first Part the Cloud Gala. Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and lost her battle in November of 2019. As a result, Hoag has made it her life’s mission to end Alzheimer’s so that future generations do not have to endure what she and her siblings experienced.
“I am proud of the work we have done for Alzheimer’s research, and Jay and I are pleased to provide this gift in support of BC Athletics, which have been a big part of our lives,” said Mikey Hoag. “We are excited for what the future holds for BC basketball.”