February 07, 2020

Final lap for the Cage and Smith Center

Buildings to be razed in preparation for the construction of the Pan Athletic Center

Visible progress towards the construction of the anticipated Pan Athletic Center can now be seen at the future building site. A perimeter security fence has been installed surrounding the Case Memorial Cage and Smith Center in preparation for the demolition of the two buildings. Work on phase one of the project is expected to conclude this spring.

With the completion of the Synder Center, the Cage and Smith Center hosted their final athletic contests in the winter of 2017. The new Pan Athletic Center will house a swimming and diving complex, dance studios, wrestling facilities, locker rooms, and the Athletics Hall of Honor.

The Cage was designed in 1922-23 by well-known architect Guy Lowell of Boston. The building served as a home for indoor track and field, wrestling, student clubs, intramurals, and community events.

Sumner Smith Rink was built in 1950 and was the first artificial ice rink facility in the history of prep schools in America. The rink was covered with a roof in 1958 and was reconditioned during the summer of 1980.

Here’s a look back at the spaces that created so many memories for Andover alumni and families.

Through The Years

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