TD Garden Details
Home to some of the most successful teams in their sports, the TD Garden in Boston has played the host to some memorable moments in basketball, hockey, and beyond. Opened in 1995, TD Garden was the replacement for the original Boston Garden, which was one of the most storied venues in all of sports. Since opening, TD Garden has lived up to a similar billing, thanks to the success of its main tenants, the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.
TD Garden has been the host to two NBA Finals series, with the Celtics defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008, with Kevin Garnett's iconic 'Anything is Possible' celebration after the clinching game lasting permanently in the memories of Celtics fans, who saw a long title drought broken in that season. Even when they did not win the championship, that era of Celtics basketball brought countless huge games to TD Garden, including a lengthy rivalry with LeBron James, first during James' stint as a Cleveland Cavalier, then during his time with the Miami Heat, and again during his return to Cleveland.
On the ice, TD Garden has seen some excellent hockey to go along with that brilliant basketball, thanks to the success of the Bruins. The Bruins qualified for the 2011 and 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the 2011 edition of the competition thanks to the red hot goaltending of Tim Thomas, who will go down in Boston sports history after his unbelievable run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Elsewhere, TD Garden has played host to big name fights, including a Conor McGregor fight in UFC. The arena has also been the host of countless concerts spanning a diverse array of musical styles, with everything from Queen to Kendrick Lamar having a chance to take the stage at TD Garden and add to the venue's illustrious history.
Where are the best places to sit at TD Garden?
Sections in the single or double digits will be the best seats in the house at TD Garden, but unless you're frequent TD Garden visitor Mark Wahlberg, seats in those areas could be pricey. Tickets in the 300 level are more affordable, and are full of some of the most energetic fans in all of sports, and those fans are memorable thanks to their ability to make the TD Garden rock during the Celtics playoff runs of the 2000s and 2010s.
TD Garden tips and tricks
It is highly recommended to get to TD Garden an hour before the start of Celtics and Bruins games, as that is when gates are opened and fans have the opportunity to catch some of the best players in their respective leagues warming up. Fans who arrive early will also have time to check out The Sports Museum, a half-mile long tribute to some of the best athletes in history, featuring memorabilia and other things that made the past in sports as captivating as it was.
TD Garden is a venue where it is recommended that fans take mass transit to get there instead of driving, due to the massive traffic in and around Boston.
TD Garden club areas
The Premium Club at TD Garden is the ultimate in amenities for Celtics and Bruins games. Fans who are Premium Club members can enjoy an extra hour in the venue before events begin, as well as access to exclusive restaurants and lounges, and even access to top-level golf courses throughout New England.
TD Garden Floor
The parquet floor of TD Garden, used for Celtics games, is one of the most beautiful courts in the NBA, and possibly in any sport, thanks to the mosaic-like design of the court.