Boston sports fans don't need St. Patrick to draw them to the TD Garden (formerly TD Banknorth Garden). Built in 1995 as a replacement for the revered but aging Boston Garden, the TD Garden serves as the home for the NBA's Boston Celtics and the NHL's Boston Bruins. The $160 million, 755,000 square-foot arena boasts a maximum capacity of about 19,600 seats, three full-service restaurants, 90 executive suites, and 1,100 club seats. In addition to sporting events, the arena also hosts concerts and other events among its 200 annual bookings. TD Garden is owned by concessions company Delaware North Companies, which is controlled by Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.
Delaware North re-christened the facility TD Garden in 2009, changing its name from TD Banknorth Garden. The new name coincided with a branding effort by arena sponsor TD Bank, which changed its name following the 2008 merger with Commerce Bancorp. (The regional financial services provider is owned by Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank.) TD Bank has a 20-year sponsorship agreement with the arena worth more than $6 million per year that started in 2005.
The Premium Club, the arena's VIP program, offers season ticket packages for Bruins and Celtics games, as well as live entertainment events; members have access to suite rentals and discounts on function space, among other amenities.
Originally known as the FleetCenter, TD Garden replaced the historic Boston Garden, which had opened in 1928.