TD Banknorth Garden
TD Banknorth Garden (before Shawmut Center and FleetCenter , called The Vault , The Garden ) is a general sports room located in the district of West End at Boston, with the Massachusetts. It is sponsored by the company TD Banknorth, an American subdivision of the Banque Toronto-Dominion.
Since 1995, it is the playing field of the Bruins of Boston, a frankness from Hockey of the National league of hockey and the Celtics of Boston, a frankness from Basket-ball of NBA. Of 1996 with 1997, a team of Lacrosse of NLL of the name of Boston Blazers had evolved/moved in this room. NLL will be of return to Boston in 2008 with the creation of a new frankness which will play in the TD Banknorth Garden, it will bear also the name of Boston Blazers.
Garden organizes many demonstrations with in particular each year the tournament Beanpot (tournament of hockey between four Bostonian universities), the finales of the Hockey East, in the concerts, as well as handing-over of university degrees. The arena was the theater of national Convention democratic in July 2004. Its capacity is of 18.624 places for the Basket-ball, 17.565 for the Hockey and 19.580 places to the maximum. It also has 1.100 seats of club and 90 continuations of luxury.
HistoryIts construction began in May 1993 to replace decayed the Boston Garden. Just like its predecessor, TD Banknorth Garden is built with the top of North Station, one of the principal stations of Boston. Initially baptized Shawnut Center , the arena changed name before even its inauguration. Because of fusion between the Shawnut banks and Fleet, the enclosure, which cost $160 million dollars, FleetCenter with its opening was named the September 30th 1995. In 1995, FleetBoston bought the rights of name $30 million dollars for 15 years.
April 1st 2004, the bank Fleet is repurchased by the group Bank off America. Rather than to pay to rename the FleetCenter (only one name change had been to negotiate during construction), Bank off America prefers to be left the contract with Delaware North Companies, owner of the arena. With the beginning of the year 2005, while always seeking a long-term sponsor, the FleetCenter proposed biddings on EBay to sell rights of name over one day. February 10th with the March 13rd, FleetCenter had more than 30 different names. The net value of $150,633.22 recovered during the bidding was given to charity works of the area of Boston. The March 3rd 2005, the rights are thus sold with another sponsor, TD Banknorth, an American subdivision of the Banque Toronto-Dominion, which decides to name the enclosure TD Banknorth Garden , with the hope to recreate the emotional tie which the Bostonians with their Garden maintained. The name officially became TD Banknorth Garden on July 1st 2005.
Since its inauguration in 1995, more than 24 million people came to the TD Banknorth Garden to see playing the famous tenants who are the Bruins and the Celtics, as well as concerts of world famous, sporting events, wrestling, and much more still. Each year, Garden organizes up to 200 public demonstrations and accommodates more than 3,5 million visitors.
The TD Banknorth Garden is an arena entirely equipped with three private restaurants (Banners, Legends and The Premium Club restaurants), 90 continuations, 1100 seats of club, and a video central display board (Garden HDX) several million dollars.
During the summer 2006, the TD Banknorth Garden underwent a change of complete look. The addition of The Premium Club' S SportsDeck and The Boardroom, of new concessions and shops, a new bar in level 4 heading The Hub and the restoration of the continuations are among the many improvements carried out with construction. It is during this period that the new display board, Garden HDX, with its giant screens high-definition was installed.
TD Banknorth Garden is one of the three arenas NBA (Target Center of Mineapolis and Amway Arena of Orlando) with a ground in parquet floor. The Celtics are the best known ones for the tradition of the parquet floor.
- Beanpot, since 1996
- 46e Match of Stars of the National league of hockey, January 20th, 1996
- Fishing out of entry in the LNH 1999, June 26th, 1999
- WrestleMania XIV, March 29th, 1998
- WWE King off the Boxing ring, June 25th, 2000
- WWE Royal Rumble 2003, January 19th, 2003
- WWE SummerSlam 2006, August 20th, 2006
- WWE Survivor Series 2008, November 23rd, 2008
- WWE SmackDown/ECW, December 11th, 2007
- NCAA Division I Men' S Basketball, 1999 and 2003
- Final Furnace female basketball NCAA, 2 April 4th, 2006
- NCAA Men' S Ice Hockey Championship (aka Frozen Furnace), 1998 and 2004
- democratic national Convention (National Democratic Convention), 26- July 29th, 2004
- US Figure Skating Championships, 2001
- US Gymnastics Trials, 1996 and 2000
- The Hartford Hall off Famed Showcase, December 1st, 2007
- Concerts of The Eagles, Justin Timberlake, U2, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, Dane Cook, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rod Stewart, Roger Toilets, Genesis.
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