Millions of Dollars in Renovations Coming to TD Garden
A new ProShop, less foot traffic, and better food and drink options are in fans' futures.
The home of the Bruins and Celtics is about to get a makeover.
Delaware North Companies, owner and operator of TD Garden, announced that it’s pumping $70 million into fixing up and improving parts of the arena through privately financed upgrades and renovations over the next two years.
As part of the multi-million dollar upgrades to the facility, fans and event attendees can expect a new ProShop, redesigned modern concourses, renovation of the Legends Club, and an “upgraded technology infrastructure and state-of-the-art solutions…to support digital fan expectations well into the future,” according to a press release from TD Garden.
“The Jacobs family is committed to providing the people of Boston with an arena that sets the industry standard,” said Charlie Jacobs, principal of Delaware North Companies and the Boston Bruins. “With the TD Garden being nearly 20 years old, we recognize that these renovations are necessary and we are confident that they will transform the fan experience from the moment a patron enters the building.”
Once the renovations are complete—they’re currently in the final planning and design stage—TD Garden’s loge and balcony concourses will be completely refurbished with a brand-new look, from floor to ceiling. This part of the construction will be split with some of the work being done this summer and some in the summer of 2015. Upon completion, fans will be able to chow down on a greater selection of food and drink options, too.
The Legends Club, which is the venue’s largest restaurant, will also receive an “extreme makeover,” as will the ProShop, which, through a partnership with Reebok and Adidas, will be larger after it’s moved from its current location on the west side of North Station to the arena’s east side second floor, near the main turnstile entrance. The switch-up is meant to reduce pedestrian congestion as fans flood the venue. It will also increase the amount of retail options inside the store.
“This strategic relocation will maximize the store’s location for future incorporation into the front development project and the arena’s new entryway,” according to TD Garden representatives.
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