'Hearts, Holy Cross Agree to Lease Extension

Worcester, MA - The Worcester Bravehearts are excited to announce a new four-year lease agreement with the College of the Holy Cross, to continue playing at Fitton Field through the 2027 season.

While the team underwent an ownership change in 2024, team President Matt Vaccaro had no intentions on moving the team away from College Hill.

“This is the home of the Bravehearts,” said Vaccaro. “We’re excited to stay at Holy Cross for the next four years, with options to renew. We are committed to working with the College in promoting athletics, education, and providing a great atmosphere for all Bravehearts fans. I’d like to thank everyone at Holy Cross who was a part of this process to keep the Bravehearts at Fitton Field.”

"Holy Cross is committed to supporting our city in a variety of fun and innovative ways,” said Holy Cross Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Kit Hughes. “Our continued relationship with the Bravehearts allows us to further the College's vision to be truly in and of Worcester, and strengthens Crusader Athletics' support of the Aspire strategic plan. We are excited for the Bravehearts to continue attracting teams and fans to Holy Cross and help to showcase all that our campus and the College Hill community have to offer.”

The Bravehearts have played at Fitton Field every year since the team’s inception in 2014, outside of their 2020 Covid season, in which the team had to relocate due to Massachusetts state guidelines. The team believes staying at Holy Cross allows them some freedom that other venues may not.

“Our Partnership with Holy Cross truly allows us to be unique in terms of other entertainment venues,” said Bravehearts General Manager Dave Peterson. “Not many other venues have a free parking garage just feet from the entrance, or have an unobstructed view of the game while you wait in line for food. We believe this is an incredibly fan-friendly stadium.”

“This is an important day in Bravehearts history,” said Vaccaro. “We truly look forward to creating memories at Fitton Field for the next four years and beyond.”

Bravehearts single game tickets are now on sale at www.worcesterbravehearts.com or by calling the ticket office at 508-438-3773