THAYER SPORTS CENTER is ESG’s first P3 with an Independent School League partner. Thayer Academy has historically been atop the ISL in hockey, but have never had a ‘home rink’. Thayer Academy approached ESG in 2017 to partner with the school through a 50 year land lease to design, permit, construct and operate a private recreational facility. ESG worked through the Town of Braintree Mayor’s office, planning, conservation and town council to develop a private 2-rink, turf and tennis facility with a historically ‘private’ partner – as far as Braintree’s Board of Assessor was concerned. The partnership will provide Thayer Academy to have home rinks, tennis courts and alumni facilities. The town, for their consideration, will be provided indoor turf, tennis and hard court surface time, and ESG will operate all the surfaces for the benefit of all for the next 50 years.