Wide shot of Arena Bowl
Sep 17, 2019

TD Garden Legendary Transformation Updates

Details of the More than $100 Million Investment & Arena Expansion Announced for Start of 2019-20 Season

BOSTON (September 17, 2019) – Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and the owner and operator of TD Garden, announced last November that a massive, 50,000 square foot and more than $100 million expansion of the 23-year-old arena would be taking place over the next two years.  Now, nearly a year later, there are many exciting updates to share with fans as TD Garden readies itself for the 2019-20 season.


“Through tremendous teamwork and round the clock efforts, our project teams are in the final stages of TD Garden’s ‘Legendary Transformation’, successfully bringing a whole new level of fan experience to life this season,” said Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden. “We are so excited for the Bruins and Celtics seasons to kick off, and for our guests to enjoy all-new seats, game presentation enhancements, expanded concourses, thoughtfully designed gathering areas and clubs, delicious food and beverage options, and a new level of Rafters seating for fans.” 


  • NORTH STATION GARAGE EXPANSION: The North Station Garage, located beneath TD Garden with entrances on 121 Nashua Street and 140 Causeway Street, has expanded by nearly 500 additional parking spots.  Two new elevators have been added to the expanded parking garage levels (P1-P4) and provide convenient access to The Hub on Causeway, North Station concourse, and TD Garden entrance.

       Status: Complete


  • TD GARDEN ENTRANCE:  TD Garden now has an official front door with a fitting grand entrance directly from Causeway Street through The Hub on Causeway. The atrium entry, featuring a glass canopy above, provides two new escalators, elevators, and stairs for guests to access TD Garden’s event entrance on Level 2.  The North Station Commuter Rail and MBTA underground pedestrian tunnel is also located through this entrance, providing more than 50,000 commuters who travel through North Station every day the option to directly connect from station to station protected from the elements.  

       Status: Complete


  • SEATING UPGRADE: All seating in the arena bowl, originally installed in 1995, has been replaced and upgraded with modern, ergonomic seating in an all-black color scheme.  This season, TD Garden has also enhanced accessible seating throughout the arena with improved sightlines and added new wheelchair and companion seating courtside and on the glass.  A limited number of sets of black and gold seats have been preserved for charitable fundraising campaigns that will be run by Boston Bruins Foundation, Garden Neighborhood Charities, and the Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Proceeds from funds raised will support the mission of each organization and allow them to continue making a positive impact in the Greater Boston Area. More details to come.

Status: Complete


  • GARDEN HDX SCOREBOARD 4K UPGRADE: TD Garden HDX screens have had a complete overhaul and have been replaced with 2.5mm 4K HDR capable modules, which will significantly enhance the clarity and quality of game presentation.

Status: Complete


  • BOSTON GARDEN SOCIETY: TD Garden’s expansion has provided the opportunity to rebrand and redefine its premium club. Debuting last season, ‘Boston Garden Society’ – Boston’s newest, oldest sports and social club – features new, updated spaces and amenities that will be rolling out this season.  Boston Garden Society is a membership-based model designed to offer flexible and customizable entertainment and hospitality options.  


  • SOCIETY STREET-TO-SEAT EXPERIENCE: Boston Garden Society members have exclusive access to the first integrated smart technology elevator system in an arena setting.   Six ‘Destination Dispatch’ elevators allow members to scan their ticket at private entrances located at the garage parking levels (P1-P4) and main Boston Garden Society entrance, through The Hub on Causeway. This new street-to-seat technology lets members bypass the main turnstile entrance and provides the most seamless entry and exit experience in the arena.

Status: Complete


  • CROSS INSURANCE BOARDROOM EXPANSION: Significant updates have been made to one of the popular Boston Garden Society products, Cross Insurance Boardroom. Due to demand, this space has been expanded to offer additional space for clients to enjoy the impeccably designed dual floor space, offering two full-service bars and all-inclusive food options. Cross Insurance Boardroom offers flexibility for members to create a customized game schedule and provides priority access to all event tickets year-round.

Status: Complete



TD GARDEN EXPANSION: The more than $100 million private investment by the Jacobs family has provided a combined 50,000 square feet of additional space on all levels of the building, which will be opening over the next several months.  Guests can look forward to the following updates to the fan experience this season.


Rafters | Level 9 

This new space on level 9 of TD Garden is a high energy and communal party deck located on the top floor of the arena. Rafters is the newest and most customizable membership-based plan that has been added to the Boston Garden Society roster.  Rafters features approximately 400 cantilever seats around the arena bowl, giving fans one of the most unique vantage points in the arena and providing a backdrop filled with Bruins and Celtics championship banners.  To learn more about a membership to Rafters, visit www.TDGarden.com/Rafters.

Status: Opening November 2019


Rafter Studios | Level 9 

Rafter Studios are expandable spaces that can accommodate groups of 20-200, featuring a private bar, dedicated bartender, and unique food offerings along with sweeping views from their location perched over the arena.

Status: Opening November 2019


Back Row Bar| Level 8 

An all-new level has been created just behind the last row of balcony seats to house the ‘Back Row Bar’.  This expansive bar offers an additional 57 fixed barstool seats overlooking the arena, along with three large TV screens along the back of the bar. The custom bar is a show stopper, stretching across the space at 102 feet long and crafted from the center ice red line and two blue lines from the old dashboards that surrounded the Boston Bruins ice.  The bar top is made from parquet flooring. A variety of beers, cocktails and bar snacks will be available for purchase. 

Status: Opening November 2019


1928 Club| Level 5/6

The 1928 Club is an all-new amenity built as a destination for full season Club Seating clients to dine, lounge, and socialize. The 7,500 square foot, 2-story club features an expansive bar, a lounge, and waited seating options to allow for pre-game reservations. The 1928 Club menu will be specially curated and includes premium cocktail, wine, and draft pairings.

Status: Opening November 2019



Open to all Boston Garden Society members, this pre-existing space formally known as the ‘Premium Bar and Grill’ has been transformed into a communal food and beverage experience. This space features a high-end bar and chef-inspired, made-to-order menu in addition to various grab-and-go options.

Status: Opening December 2019


Concourse Expansion and New Food & Beverage Locations | Level 4 & Level 7

TD Garden’s concourses, level 4 Loge and level 7 Balcony, are now 20% and 30% larger, respectively. Fans can look forward to more space to gather with friends, dine at bistro style tables and grab a craft beer or cocktail. The enhanced food experience offered by Delaware North Sportservice features a rotating calendar of pop-up concession stands inspired by global street food trends. New grab-and-go options, pop-up retail, communal seating, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking The Hub on Causeway below, and the addition of more than 50 restroom stalls, are all part of the expanded space on both levels.

Status: Opening November 2019


FAN REMINDERS: As TD Garden continues to make every effort to have the arena bowl ready for the season, fans should be aware that some areas of the building will still be under construction during some preseason and regular season games over the next few months. Fans can get updates by following @tdgarden on Twitter and/or visiting www.TDGarden.com  for event specific information.



A joint-venture development between Delaware North and Boston Properties, the original site of the Boston Garden has become the new home for The Hub on Causeway. Along with providing TD Garden with its new, grand entrance and the opportunity to expand the arena by 50,000 square feet, this project provides 1.5 million square feet of retail, entertainment, food, beverage, residential and office space. Visit www.TheHubonCauseway.com for updates.



Project partners include: Gensler (The Hub on Causeway Architect), John Moriarty Associates (The Hub on Causeway General Contractor), Stadium Consultants International/SCI (TD Garden Master Plan Architect/Interiors), Gilbane (General Contractor TD Garden Interior Fit out), Lemessurier (Structural Engineer), Consulting Engineering Services/CES (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing), SBLD Studio (Lighting), and Wasserstrom (Kitchen Design). 


For previous updates on TD Garden's Legendary tranformation click here.


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About Delaware North

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of more than $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North at www.DelawareNorth.com