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TD Garden, owned and operated by Delaware North, first opened its
doors to the public on September 30, 1995. Located in the heart of the
City of Boston and convenient by public transportation, TD Garden is an
attractive destination for locals and Boston visitors alike.
In the 20 plus years since its opening, New England’s premiere sports
and entertainment arena hosts approximately 3.5 million people and 200
events annually. It is the proud home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, an
original six franchise, and the NBA’s storied Boston Celtics. Thanks to
these high-profile tenants, TD Garden’s rafters house more championship
banners than any other professional sports arena in the country.
In addition to world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family
shows, wrestling, and ice shows, the arena has played host to countless
marquee events, including the Democratic National Convention, NHL
All-Star Game, NCAA Frozen Fours, NCAA Women’s Final Four, U.S.
Gymnastics Olympic Trials, U.S. Figure Skating Championships and
ISU World Figure Skating Championships, among others. TD Garden
is proud to continue to attract these types of high caliber events to Boston
and, in turn, generate more than $365 million in direct economic impact
to the Greater Boston region over the last 20 years.
TD Garden’s parent company, Delaware North, continues to be committed
to reinvesting in TD Garden and making the arena the high watermark for
best in class arenas in both experience and service. In 2018, Charlie Jacobs,
CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings, along with TD Garden
president Amy Latimer, announced a massive expansion of the 23-yearold
arena taking place over the next two years. The $100 million private
investment will provide a combined 50,000 square feet of additional space
on all levels of the building and marks the ‘Legendary Transformation’ of
TD Garden and the fan experience for generations to come.
Along with the addition of new space, comes the opportunity to
introduce a new brand and a redefinition of The Premium Club, now
known as ‘Boston Garden Society’ – Boston’s newest oldest sports and
social club. Boston Garden Society is a commitment to a new tradition
of sports and entertainment for the Boston business community and
beyond, coming in the form of transformed spaces as well as upgraded
amenities and experiences over the next few years.
Extending the guest experience beyond the four walls of TD Garden is
paramount to it its leadership, which is why Delaware North and Boston
Properties broke ground on a joint venture project called The Hub on
Causeway in 2016. The Hub on Causeway a 1.5 million square foot mixeduse
project that is being constructed on the 2.5-acre site of the original
Boston Garden. This transit-oriented development, featuring retail, office
space, hotel, and residential building, is a significant investment that will
bring substantial improvements to North Station, create major economic
impact for the area and strengthen the viability of this important district
in the City of Boston.
TD Garden’s all-new, state of the art digital marquee on the exterior
of the arena solidifies its place as the ‘gateway’ to the City. The digital
marquee is a 3,000 square foot LED screen that is integrated with the
arena’s pre-existing exterior lighting elements and providing the public
with real time game updates, upcoming event notifications, and amplifies
community initiatives that are supported by Garden Neighborhood
Charities, TD Garden’s philanthropic arm.
Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden, is one of the
largest privately-held hospitality and food service 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.
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