The Garden

sub_tdgardenSince its grand opening in 1995, more than 30 million people have come to the TD Garden to see the arena’s famous tenants, the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics, as well as world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, ice shows and so much more. Home to approximately 200 public events annually, the TD Garden hosts well over 3.5 million people each year!

The state-of-the-art TD Garden is a year-round, 19,600-seat arena, fully equipped with three (3) private restaurants – Banners Harbor View, Legends presented by Draft Ops, and the Premium Club Bistro – 90 executive suites, 1,100 club seats, a multi-million dollar high definition video scoreboard (Garden HDX) and complete 360-degree LED technology. In 2008, upgrades to The Premium Club and hospitality areas included:

In 2009 a LED energy efficient lighting system was added to the exterior of the building. The arena has been recognized by many industry publications as one of the top arenas in the country. Additionally, the TD Garden has been recognized with the following awards and achievements:

  • 2007 TD Garden selected as finalist for National Sports Forum Achievement Award
  • 2008 TD Garden receives EPA Award
  • 2009 Nominated for Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal

The arena’s impressive facilities and Boston’s appeal have helped the TD Garden attract many national profile events, which include:

  • 1996 NHL All-Star Game
  • 1996 and 2000 US Gymnastics Trials
  • 1998 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship
  • 1998 Wrestlemania and the 1996 NHL All-Star Game
  • 1999 and 2003 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds
  • 2001 US Figure Skating Championships
  • 2004 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship “Frozen Four”
  • 2004 Democratic National Convention
  • 2006 NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • 2010 First MMA Event (UFC 118)

TD Garden Facts At A Glance

Owner: Privately financed and owned by Delaware North Companies, Inc. – Boston, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.
General Contractor: Morse Diesel International
Project Design: Ellerbe Becket, Inc. of Kansas City, MO
Total Size: 755,000 square feet, occupying a 3.2 acre development site constructed above a five-level, 1150-space MBTA parking garage
Height: A ten-story building standing 162 feet high
Base Dimensions: 468 feet long (east/west); 300 feet wide (north/south)
Structured Steel: 8,100 tons
Elevators: 7
Escalators: 13
Concessions: 47 concession stands; 42 permanent locations and 5 portable locations
Restrooms: 17 Men’s and 17 Women’s
Executive Suites: 90
Club Seats: 1,100
Cost: $160 million

Seating Capacity:

  • Hockey: 17,565
  • Basketball: 18,624
  • Maximum: 19,580