The TD Garden is the home rink for the Boston Bruins. This Boston arena is known to be one of the legendary arenas for sporting events and a great place to watch a hockey game. The TD Garden is distinctly different from Madison Square Garden, which is in New York City. Instead, the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts is the premier multi-purpose arena in New England, known for sporting events and concerts.
This is also the new Boston Garden, as the previous incarnation of the Boston Garden became legendary for its imperfections. For instance, at the original Boston Garden, the rink was not at regulation size for an NHL rink, which helped the Boston Bruins to play physically for large portions of their history as one of the original six teams.
When not serving as the home of the Boston Bruins (National Hockey League games), the NBA’s Boston Celtics throw down hardwood and call this arena home.
- 1 What was TD Garden called before?
- 2 How many seats are in the TD Garden?
- 3 Directions – How to get to the TD Garden?
- 4 Where to Park near the TD Garden?
- 5 Other TD Garden FAQs
Other Events at the Boston Garden
Along with hosting the Celtics, and one of the NHL’s original six teams in the Boston Bruins, the TD Garden Hosts:
- Hockey East games
- Figure Skating
- Comedy shows
- Major national sporting events
- Sports museum
Not to be confused with Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, the TD Garden is legendary in its own right. Outside is the Bobby Orr statue, commemorating his Stanley Cup winning goal. Just steps from the freedom trail, Faneuil Hall, public transportation, and more so that it’s easy to explore Boston, it’s clear why Boston Bruins fans love to come to this arena for a Bruins game.
What was TD Garden called before?
The arena that the Boston Bruins played in before the TD Garden was simply called the original Boston Garden. However, due to its many imperfections, it needed to be replaced and in 1995 TD Garden opened.
The TD Garden has a complicated naming history:
- The TD Garden was called the Shawmut Center in 1995, and it had the Shawmut logo
- From 1995-2005, the TD Garden was called the FleetCenter, or Fleet Center
- The hockey arena had 30 names between February 10-March 13, 2005.
- TD Bank, a suburban Boston bank, won the naming rights, naming the arena TD Banknorth Garden from 2005-09.
- The hockey arena has been called the TD Garden since, TD Bank still holds the naming rights.
Many fans still simply refer to the arena as The Garden or the Boston Garden.
How many seats are in the TD Garden?
For Boston Bruins hockey games, the TD Garden has a capacity of 17,850 people. This includes new seats for a great game-day atmosphere. The popular college tournament, the Beanpot, which pits the college teams of Boston Massachusetts in a four-team tournament, also uses this Boston Bruins seating capacity.
For Non-Hockey Events
For concerts, the seating can be as high as 20,000 people. Other upcoming events may have different capacities that are related to the demand of the event. That’s a lot of net proceeds.
Read more about the food at the TD Garden.
Directions – How to get to the TD Garden?
The TD Garden is located in downtown Boston Massachusetts, with easy access to the MBTA North Station. In the immediate area are the Wharf, Faneuil Hall, and the Paul Revere House. So, you should have plenty of landmarks, including an easy to notice building or two, located directly near the TD Garden arena.
Using the MBTA and get off at the North Station:
- Take the Red Line to Park Street
- Switch to the Green Line for three stops
- Exit at North Station
Driving to TD Garden:
- Take exit 26
- Keep to the left
- Turn right onto Nashua Street
- Follow signs to Boston Celtics or Boston Bruins game
The TD Garden address is 100 Legends Way. Boston, MA. 02114.
Where to Park near the TD Garden?
If you’re going to see the NHL’s Boston Bruins play an ice hockey game, then you’re going to have to expect traffic in the area, which can make it difficult to park near the TD Garden arena. So, Boston Bruins fans should park in the North Station Garage.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the Boston Bruins SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Other TD Garden FAQs
Who owns the TD Garden?
What does TD in TD Garden stand for?
The TD in TD Garden stands for Toronto-Dominion, meaning the arena in downtown Boston is actually the Toronto-Dominion Garden, a multi-purpose arena. Hockey writers could have fun with that.
What is there to do near TD Garden arena?
There are a lot of great restaurants located directly around the TD Garden in the city of Boston. Boston Bruins fans may like the Union Oyster House, Boston Beer Works, or a great local sports bar. Everyone believes a different bar is the greatest bar. Read more about the TD Garden Food.