Sons of Italy Lodge #902 Methuen (459 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844) opened their new facility in February 2013. The lodge includes 4 regulation-sized, indoor bocce courts and a popular restaurant/bar. The lodge hosted the 2015 US Bocce National Championships where over 150 elite bocce players from around the United States competed for a week.
Regulation bocce courts can be made of a variety of surfaces. The Sons of Italy courts are constructed of a maintenance-free resin surface that provides a fast but consistent roll. The court surface was professionally installed by Da Vinci Bocce out of Michigan. The lodge has hosted various US Bocce Federation events, as well as the Pan American Bocce Games.
A special thanks to our host Joe Quarterone for several enjoyable hours at this amazing bocce facility. Joe is a Board Member of the USBF and has competed internationally. He is a “bocce evangelist“. Note the elderly couple on the court to the left. They are skilled players who meet here every Saturday for hours of bocce fun and exercise.