TD Garden Reveals Details Of $100M Renovation, Expansion Project
Delaware North is "taking the wraps off of the biggest expansion in the 23-year history of the TD Garden" -- a 50,000-square-foot, $100M addition "designed to add concessions, spruce up club areas, increase seating and ... give the Garden a proper front door," according to Tim Logan of the BOSTON GLOBE. The new main entrance is "connected to the 1.9 million-square-foot Hub on Causeway project, which Delaware North and Boston Properties are building on the adjacent site of the old Boston Garden." That will allow TD Garden to "expand and offer fans a wider array of ways and places to watch a game." The project includes "expanding the two main concourses, at the loge and balcony levels, and adding pop-up food areas and bars, and huge TVs for fans who would rather linger in the hallways." Delaware North will "build a new club area -- for the newly renamed 'Boston Garden Society' -- on the fifth and sixth floors with views of the downtown skyline." There also will be a "new bar on the eighth level and, on the ninth floor, another club area -- 'Rafters' -- with a new row of seating hanging out over the Garden’s existing stands." All told, the improvements will "increase the arena's capacity by more than 400." Most of the work is "scheduled to be complete by next fall," in time for the '19-20 Bruins and Celtics seasons. There also will be some "nuts-and-bolts changes, including new seats in the arena's bowl, new locker rooms for the Celtics and Bruins, and expanded women's restrooms" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/9).