Not Your Father’s TD Garden

It used to be the classic Boston Garden. The sound cage where Bobby Orr dominated, cigars were lit, and hippies tripped. The old parque where Larry Bird won 3 championships.Then, they knocked it down and put up the ugly brickhouse, the Fleetcenter. A few banking collapses later, that ugly brickhouse is now the TD Garden. The success of Boston sports deserves to be acknowledged. The past 15 years has been dominate. All 4 teams have been competitive. Can’t ask for much more. Other than to give the Bruins and Celtics fans a better place to watch a game. That is exactly what Jeremy Jacobs is doing. Mr. Jacobs, the billionaire Bruins owner is leading the finances of a 70 million dollar construction progress to the TD Garden. And he wants it to be soooo cultural, “I want to set the standard.”

DETAILS OF TD GARDEN OVERHAUL

(http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/04/07/garden-get-facelift/YQt4xl8gG6EU3AIn9xsQCJ/story.html) As provided by Charlie Jacobs, principal for Delaware North Companies and the Bruins:

THE BASICS

  Privately financed $70 million renovation project, with two-year timeline

  Continued investment in New England’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Arena from Jacobs Family

  Focus on fan experience

  Expanding business, outgrowing original footprint (retail and office)

PROSHOP

  Relocated to Level 2 turnstiles and part of current Bruins/Garden office space

  New ProShop doubles retail space (from 2,800 to more than 6,000 square feet)

  Partnership with Reebok, part of the Adidas Group, the authentic outfitter of the NHL and NBA

  New entrance, updated look and feel, ease traffic flow and increase accessibility for fans

  Anticipated completion Dec 2014

LOGE AND BALCONY CONCOURSES

  Both concourses will be completely renovated to offer fans new and improved food and beverage options along with a more modern common space to gather during events.

  Loge concourse construction begins this summer, balcony concourse next summer.

 Along with all the aesthetic renovations and improvements, simultaneous upgrades to the wired technology infrastructure and completing the final phase of arena-wide wireless implementation (to be completed by start of next season).

CONCESSIONS, LEGENDS AND COURTSIDE CLUB

  The projects are in final planning stages. Plans to announce the specific vision and tentative time line for these specific areas will be shared in the coming months.

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