The TD Garden, a New England Council member, has announced that it will be closing for most of the summer of 2019 to undergo a makeover. The arena will be closed for nine weeks as the finishing touches on $100 million worth of upgrades are implemented before the next hockey and basketball seasons.
While the arena is closed, giant cranes will be brought in to rearrange about 16,500 seats in the arena’s bowl. The project will also see expanded concourses and club areas, as well as about 400 new seats hanging over existing stands from the ninth floor and the replacement of all loge and balcony seating. When complete, around 50,000 square feet of space will have been added. The project will begin in July following the conclusion of the Boston Celtics’ season.
Amy Latimer, President of TD Garden, commented, “We knew we had two teams that were going to be in the playoffs. We said we might as well not plan on any construction in June, anyway.” Speaking about how some events had to find alternative venues, Latimer said, “People were great. Everyone understands these are massive projects.”
The Council congratulates TD Garden for making these impressive upgrades and for enhancing the fan experience at the arena.