Birthplace of Basketball
Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Massachusetts. It is located along the Connecticut River and is the fourth largest city in New England (after Boston, Worcester, and Providence).
Springfield is called the City of Firsts because of the many major events or inventions. It is most commonly known for being called “The Birthplace of Basketball”. Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in the city of Springfield in 1891 at the YMCA International Training School, which is now known as Springfield College.
Welcome MAAC fans to Springfield, MAAC-achusetts. As you prepare for your trip to Springfield. Here is a bit of information that can be helpful to you as you make your travel plans.
Springfield, MA to Hartford, CT
26.10 miles (approx. 30 mins)
Springfield, MA to Boston, MA
90.9 miles (approx. 1 hour 41 mins)
Springfield, MA to New York , NY
150 miles (approx. 2 hours 39 mins)
Directions to Springfield, MA.
From Canisius College
From Fairfield University
From Iona College
From Manhattan College
From Marist College
From Monmouth University
From Niagara University
From Rider University
From Siena College
Flying to Springfield, MA.
Travel by Train to Springfield, MA.
Ride the Bus to Springfield, MA
There are many options for accomodations in Springfield, MA that are close to the MassMutual Center. Here a few options:
Springfield Marriott (sold out)
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel (sold out)
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (sold out)
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Visit http://www.valleyvisitor.com/ to learn more about the area.