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Welcome to the City of Presidents!
Just minutes south of Boston awaits one of New England’s most captivating destinations, the City of Quincy (“quin-zee”). Called the “City of Presidents” and “Birthplace of the American Dream”, Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Rich in historic treasures, Quincy’s impressive past remains vibrant today as the city lays claim to an exciting future.
Fascinating historic sites abound, while miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline capture the imagination with their enchanting beauty. Culture and commerce blend to create an impressive array of things to see and do year round. The New Quincy Center (downtown) which is among the largest urban revitalization efforts anywhere in Massachusetts, encompasses a total of more than 50 acres of mixed-use development in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities.
“The Forge”–the Free Jacks new headquarters, offices and performance center–at 1400 Hancock Street, is in the heart of Quincy Center in the famous Granite Trust Building. The Granite Trust Building is a 10-story National Register of Historic Places art deco masterpiece finished in granite and limestone, and is at the center of Quincy’s revitalized downtown with a dramatic mix of housing, commercial space and a vibrant retail and restaurant scene. Across the street from the Forge, is a new world-class park, the Hancock-Adams Green, between the historic First Parish Church and Old City Hall, and right near the MBTA Subway Redline stop.
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, MA, is the home ground of the New England Free Jacks, and fittingly first opened its gates in 1938, to be the home of historic sporting events in the City of Quincy ever since. In its 80th anniversary year in 2018, local philanthropist and Heritage Sports Ventures co-founder Rob Hale announced a multi-year partnership with the City of Quincy, investing $1.5 million in renovations, including improved locker and training rooms, luxury-styled seating on one side of the field, a Daktronics video board and an upgraded press box. The stadium fits 5,000 people, but the footprint leaves room for more.
In June 2021, The Free Jacks announced in partnership with the City of Quincy, MA, and Heritage Sports Ventures to relocate to Veterans Memorial Stadium as the core tenant in the newly renovated stadium, approaching a sellout crowd in its inaugural home match July 18, 2021, a historic 22 – 19 win for New England.
Veterans Memorial Stadium is also home to the Quincy and North Quincy football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams.