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TD Garden

Opened:Sept. 30, 1995Home Team:Boston Bruins
Owner:Delaware North CompaniesCapacity:17,850
Location:100 Legends Way, Boston, MAFormer Names:Shawmut Center (1995)
FleetCenter (1995-2005)
TD Banknorth Garden (2005-2009)

TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after its sponsor, TD Bank, a Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Ontario subsidiary. It opened in 1995 as a replacement for the original Boston Garden and has been known as FleetCenter, and TD Banknorth Garden. The arena is located directly above the MBTA’s North Station. It is New England’s most visited sports and entertainment arena; nearly 3.5 million people visit it yearly.

TD Garden is the home arena for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. It is owned by food service and hospitality conglomerate Delaware North, whose CEO, Jeremy Jacobs, also owns the Bruins.

It is the site of the annual Beanpot college hockey tournament and hosts the annual Hockey East Championships. The arena has also hosted many major national sporting events, including various NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament rounds, NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament, NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, and the 2014 United States Figure Skating Championships. In addition, TD Garden has hosted the 2021 Laver Cup, an international men’s tennis tournament.

Besides sporting events, the TD Garden has also served as a concert venue for numerous nationally touring acts in music, comedy, and wrestling.

The naming rights deal for the arena is scheduled to continue through Jun. 30, 2045, with TD Bank and Delaware North extending the agreement on Jan. 12, 2023.

TD Garden Boston Bruins
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts (Nywalton at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

First Games

  • Oct. 7, 1995 – Bruins vs. New York Islanders (4-4 Tie)
  • Nov. 3, 1995 – Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (101-100 Loss)

Notable Events

  • Stanley Cup Final – 2011, 2013, 2019
  • NBA Final – 2008, 2010, 2022
  • NHL All-Star Game – 1996
  • World Figure Skating Championships – 2016
  • U.S. Figure Skating Championships – 2001
  • U.S. Gymnastics Trials – 1996, 2000
  • NCAA Men’s Frozen Four – 1998, 2004, 2015, 2022
  • Laver Cup (Tennis) – 2021
  • UFC 118, UFC 220
  • Wrestlemania XIV (1998)
  • Democratic National Convention – 2004