|TD Banknorth Garden|
|"The Garden", "The Jungle"|
|Location||100 Legends Way, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114|
|Broke ground||May, 1993|
|Opened||September 30, 1995|
|Owner||Delaware North Companies|
|Operator||Delaware North Companies|
|Construction cost||$160 million|
|Architect||Ellerbe Becket, Inc. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Delaware North Companies is an American-based food service and hospitality company headquartered in Buffalo N Ellerbe Becket is a Minneapolis Minnesota -based employee-owned firms that is one of the world's largest Architectural firms|
|Former names||Shawmut Center (1995)|
various names (February 10 to March 13, 2005)
|Tenants||Boston Celtics (NBA) (1995-present)|
Boston Bruins (NHL) (1995-present)
Boston Blazers (MILL) (1996-1997)
TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Boston Bruins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Boston Massachusetts. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Boston Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. The National Lacrosse League (NLL is the league of men's indoor lacrosse in North America. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events It is named after its sponsor, TD Banknorth, and is often called simply The Garden, or the traditional Boston Garden and formerly known as the FleetCenter and the Shawmut Center. TD Banknorth, formerly "Banknorth" is a fully-owned subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank. It is the home arena for the Boston Bruins, an NHL team, and the Boston Celtics, an NBA team. The Boston Bruins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Boston Massachusetts. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the It was formerly home to the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL, later the National Lacrosse League) and in 2009 will be home to the NLL's new Boston Blazers. The Boston Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. The National Lacrosse League (NLL is the league of men's indoor lacrosse in North America. This article is about the year For the film see 2009 Lost Memories. For the article on the former MILL team see Boston Blazers (1992-1997 The Boston Blazers are an Indoor lacrosse team in the  It is the site of the annual Beanpot, and hosts the annual Hockey East Championships. The Beanpot refers primarily to a men's Ice hockey tournament among the four major college hockey schools of the Boston Massachusetts area held annually since the Hockey East Association is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. The arena has also hosted many major national sporting events including the 1999 and 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds and the 2006 Women's Final Four. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The NCAA Women's Division I Championship is an annual Basketball tournament for women
In addition, the facility has hosted the 2001 U. S. Figure Skating Championships, the 1996 and 2000 US Gymnastics Trials, the 1998 and 2004 NCAA Men's Frozen Four, the 1996 NHL All-Star Game, and World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania XIV in 1998. The annual NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship tournament determines the top Ice hockey team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division The 46th Annual NHL All-Star Game took place at the FleetCenter in Boston Massachusetts on January 20 1996 World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, WrestleMania XIV was the fourteenth WrestleMania Professional wrestling Pay-per-view (PPV event produced by the World Wrestling Federation It has also hosted the King of the Ring 2000, Royal Rumble 2003,SummerSlam 2006, and will be hosting WWE Survivor Series 2008. King of the Ring is a Professional wrestling Single-elimination tournament held by World Wrestling Entertainment. Royal Rumble (2003 was the sixteenth annual Royal Rumble Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment SummerSlam (2006 was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, The Survivor Series is an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event held in November by World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. It also hosts many non-sporting events, such as concerts, shows, graduations, seminars, Disney on Ice, the circus, and most notably the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Disney On Ice is a touring ice show produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. The 2004 Democratic National Convention was a United States presidential nominating convention that took place from July 26 to July 29, 2004 In 2001, U2 recorded four consecutive concerts there for use on their 'Elevation 2001: Live From Boston' DVD. Also, Fleetwood Mac recorded and filmed their 2004 CD and DVD package Live in Boston (2004) at this venue. Fleetwood Mac are a British / American Live in Boston is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released June 15 2004 Also, The Who and Genesis recorded live CDs as part of the Encore Series in 2006 and 2007 respectively. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967 With approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists Encore Series is a series developed initially by TheMusiccom's VP/Creative Director Coleman R
TD Banknorth Garden is one of three NBA arenas (along with the Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Amway Arena, home of the Orlando Magic) with parquet floors. The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota, sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Association The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional Basketball team based in Minneapolis Minnesota, United States. Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando, and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena The Orlando Magic is a professional Basketball team based in Orlando Florida. The Celtics are best known for the tradition of the parquet floor, originally built after World War II because of cost and the scarcity of lumber in that time. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including However, a traditional floor was used in the 2006 NCAA Women's Final Four. The 2006 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament marked the 25th NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship
When constructed to replace the aging Boston Garden as the home of the Boston Bruins hockey team and the Boston Celtics basketball team, the arena was called FleetCenter. The Boston Garden was a famous Arena built in 1928 in Boston Massachusetts. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The arena opened on September 30, 1995. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995
During the construction phase, the naming rights to the "New Garden" were sold to a major Boston-based regional bank, the Shawmut Bank. However, just as the Shawmut Center was being completed, Shawmut merged with its somewhat larger rival, the Providence-based Fleet Bank. The merger was negotiated in secret while Shawmut and Fleet's marketing departments were simultaneously engaged in a spirited bidding war for the arena's naming rights. The post-merger bank had effectively been bidding against itself. The bank which won the competition for the "New Garden's" naming rights, Shawmut, was the bank whose name disappeared during the merger. Shortly before the new arena opened, every seat, which had been stamped with the Shawmut logo, had to be replaced. Also, the entire color scheme for the interior had to be adjusted.
The name of the arena was expected to change as a result of the April 1, 2004 merger of FleetBoston Financial Group with Bank of America. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " FleetBoston Financial was a Boston, Massachusetts –based Bank created in 1999 by the merger of Fleet Financial Group and BankBoston Banc of America Securities Bank of America () is the largest bank by asset and second largest commercial Bank by deposits and Market capitalization in United On January 5, 2005, FleetCenter's owner, Delaware North Companies, announced an agreement under which the bank made a payment to be released from the remaining six years on the naming rights agreement. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Delaware North Companies is an American-based food service and hospitality company headquartered in Buffalo N Naming rights are the right to name a piece of Property, either tangible property or an event usually granted in exchange for financial considerations The agreement left Delaware North free to sell the naming rights to another sponsor. On March 3, 2005, Maine-based TD Banknorth, the U. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. TD Banknorth, formerly "Banknorth" is a fully-owned subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank. S. subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank, announced its purchase of the naming rights. The first major event after the announcement was the 2005 Hockey East men's tournament. Hockey East Association is a college athletic conference which operates in New England.
The company named the facility "TD Banknorth Garden" in honor of the original Boston Garden. The name officially became the TD Banknorth Garden on July 1, 2005. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Prior to that date, it went under the name "YourGarden. "
In early 2005, while still searching for a long-term corporate sponsor, the FleetCenter conducted auctions on eBay to sell one-day naming rights. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and From February 10 to March 13, the FleetCenter sold the naming rights 30 different times on eBay. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. The net proceeds of $150,633. 22 generated during the auction was donated to charities in the Greater Boston area, and $40,000 worth of My Grandma's Coffee Cakes was donated to local food banks. The FleetCenter also made private arrangements with a few companies for one-day naming rights, and offered one day's rights in an employee raffle. A raffle is a Competition in which people buy numbered Tickets Originating in southern Italy, it is a popular game in numerous countries and
During the name auction, only twice were names reported to be rejected. Kerry Konrad, a New York City lawyer and Yankees fan, won naming rights for March 1. The City of New York The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. He proposed the name "DerekJeterCenter," after the New York Yankees shortstop, a stab at fellow Harvard alum and Boston Red Sox fan Jerry Rappaport, Jr. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. , with whom he had a 25 year-old rivalry. Being in the heart of Red Sox Nation, the name did not sit well with the executives and was rejected. Red Sox Nation refers to the fans of the Boston Red Sox. The phrase "Red Sox Nation" was first coined by Boston Globe An agreement was reached in which the arena would be named "New Boston Garden, Home of The Jimmy Fund Champions. The Jimmy Fund is a charity based in Boston Massachusetts, that supports Cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "
Fark.com founder Drew Curtis held a contest on his website to name the arena after he bought single-day rights. Drew Curtis (born February 7 1973 is the founder and an administrator of Fark A user vote resulted in the "Fark. com UFIA Center" coming on top, but the name was rejected due to its inappropriate meaning. The name eventually selected by Curtis and company was "Boston Garden". The Boston Garden was a famous Arena built in 1928 in Boston Massachusetts.
Before the 2006–07 season, the TD Banknorth Garden underwent a major overhaul, installing a new HD entertainment board, the first of its kind in any arena. For basketball, video advertising panels (installed by the NCAA for the 2006 Women's Final Four) replaced the traditional scrolling panels, and added a see-through shot clock, joining the FedExForum, Wachovia Center, Philips Arena, and the Time Warner Cable Arena. FedExForum is one of the National Basketball Association 's most distinctive Arenas It officially opened in September 2004 after much debate and also an Alberta The Wachovia Center, formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center, is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The Time Warner Cable Arena (also known locally as "TWC Arena" "St In April 2008, parent company TD Banknorth will become TD Commerce Bank, it is unclear whether or not the name change will affect the sports arena. TD Banknorth, formerly "Banknorth" is a fully-owned subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Just as the Boston Garden was, the TD Banknorth Garden is built on top of Boston's North Station, a major transportation hub. The Boston Garden was a famous Arena built in 1928 in Boston Massachusetts. North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets in Boston Massachusetts is a major transportation hub The Commuter Rail waiting area became crowded during events due to this design: the fans shared a relatively small area with commuters and several fast food concessions. The MBTA Commuter Rail is the Regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, in the United States. (There is a concourse on the second floor which is about the same size as the former main ground floor concourse, but this is utilized only as an entryway for the arena. ) Work finished on the expanded North Station concourse in early 2007. A new, larger, railway concourse gives railway passengers a waiting area which does not interfere with patrons entering or leaving the Garden.
Connections to the Orange Line and Green Line are near the eastern entrance to the Garden. The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The Green Line is a Light rail / Streetcar system run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA in the Boston, Massachusetts The Green Line formerly ran on an elevated train in front of the building: however, a Green Line tunnel was completed in 2004. A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway (The original plan was to tear down the rail tracks before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, but in the end the tracks were purposely left up through the convention, to serve as a platform for security forces. The Democratic National Convention is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party. ) The elevated rail has since been demolished.
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