TD Garden to receive $70 million interior makeover
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs announced on Monday that the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, will be getting a $70 million makeover with an estimated completion date of summer 2015.
Renovations to the concourses, pro-shop and installation of Wi-Fi will help freshen up the 20-year old arena.
The two-year renovation project is highlighted by the expansion and relocation of the pro-shop that sells all of your favorite B's and Celtics memorabilia. The store will be moved from the tucked-away North Station concourse to the second-floor turnstile area so that fans can access the store easier. Construction will begin in early May with the goal to finish the project by year's end. The current pro-shop will be open through the construction of the new location.
More highlights of the facelift is the complete floor-to-ceiling refurbishment of the arena's loge and balcony gathering areas and the installation of high-density Wi-Fi throughout the arena. The construction on the lodge concourses will take place over the summer of 2014 and the balcony the following summer. The Wi-Fi will be installed in time for the start of the 2014-15 season.
The arena's private, members-only restaurant Legends Club will also receive a major makeover.
All of these plans are in the final stages of planning and design. There are more undisclosed aspects to the renovation, but those plans for the project will be announced in the coming months.
Count me in on digging the plans to revamp the TD Garden experience. Shopping in the pro-shop is like shopping in an elevator. So it'll be nice to have some actual room to move around with. And the Wi-Fi is great, too. Watching a game cut off from the rest of the happenings around the NHL will be a thing of the past.
But hmm, it makes me wonder how the Jacobs' are going to get their investment return on their plans...