Boston Market: TD Garden To Undergo $70M Renovation Beginning This Summer
TD Garden this summer will undergo a privately funded $70M renovation "that is expected to be finished within two years," according to Baxter Holmes of the BOSTON GLOBE. Delaware North Cos. is supporting the development "aimed at improving fan experience as well as expanding the arena's retail and office space." The upgrades include a "relocation and expansion of the Bruins’ Proshop; an overhaul of the concourses on levels four and seven; and renovations of the Garden's concessions and the Legends Club." The club is the arena’s "largest private hospitality space." It houses the Celtics' Courtside club "and is open to eligible Bruins and Celtics season-ticket holders." Bruins and Delaware North Principal Charlie Jacobs indicated that the timeline for completion "is somewhat flexible, but the concourse renovation is scheduled to begin after the Bruins' playoff run." Holmes reports the Proshop "will be relocated to Level 2, where it will double in retail space, from 2,800 square feet to more than 6,000 square feet." TD Garden opened in '95, making the concourses nearly 20 years old. Jacobs said, "It's time for a complete refurbishment." Holmes noted the upgrades will include "free arena-wide wireless Internet to all fans," which "should be finished" by the start of the '14-15 NHL season (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/7).