The Boston Celtics are the most decorated team in the NBA having won a record 17 NBA Titles. The franchise has also retired a record 21 numbers, and you can feel the history and aura that surrounds the team when you enter TD Garden. The new arena may not have quite as much mystique as the original Boston Garden, but that doesn’t mean that Celtics pride and tradition aren’t on display.
The Celtics success over the years has fostered a culture of diehard fans, so if you’re looking to talk ball then, you’ll find plenty of people around you who are knowledgeable about their team. You’ll also find that these same people get really into the game and help create an incredible atmosphere that is among the best in the NBA. The arena will shake with Beat LA and other chants when it gets rocking so come prepared to cheer hard during your trip to Boston.
In addition to being an outstanding place to see a game for diehard basketball fans, the new Garden also offers plenty of entertainment for families as well. Kids will love the tricycle races and t-shirt tosses that take place during the stoppage of play meaning you won’t have to worry about the little ones getting bored at the game.
Finally, the arena is located right above North Station meaning it’s easily accessible via public transportation, which is perfect for those visiting from out of town. The station offers service via the Green Line, Orange Line, and commuter rail, so you won’t have to worry about the hassle of parking no matter where you’re coming from.
If you’re looking to see one of the most historic teams in the NBA surrounded by some of the most enthusiastic fans in pro basketball, then book your trip to Boston now.
Things to check out
The Celtics famed parquet floor has been a part of the franchise’s history since 1946 and is one of the defining features of the Boston Garden. The parquet floor is synonymous with the Celtics, so make sure to get a picture of the team playing on their signature surface.Watch video
Bobby Orr Statue
Whether you’re a hockey fan or not you’ve got to stop by the Bobby Orr statue that commemorates his famous flying goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals. Orr is arguably the greatest player in hockey history, so you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to check this statue out.Watch video
Championship and Retired Number Banners
The Boston Celtics have more banners hanging from the rafters than just about any other team thanks to their record 17 NBA Titles and record 21 retired numbers. The Celtics have one of the most illustrious histories in all of sports, so make sure to take it all in by viewing the team’s many banners.Watch video
Located on the Red Auerbach Concourse, the 6,000 sq ft TD Garden Pro Shop is the perfect place to grab some Bruins or Celtics gear before the game. If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to The Garden, then there is no better place to do so than the stadium’s pro shop.Watch video
Nearby Celtics Statue
While there aren’t any Celtics statues located inside TD Garden, there are plenty of them within a 15 minute or so walk. Nearby Faneuil Hall features a Red Auerbach statue, City Hall Plaza is home to a Bill Russell statue, and inside The Sports Museum you can find a Larry Bird Statue. Before the game stop by these statues to get the full Celtics game day experience.
During the final TV timeout of Celtic wins an American Band Stand clip from 1977 featuring a man in a “Gino” shirt is shown on the Jumbotron. The clip is accompanied by the Bee Gee’s “You Should Be Dancing,” and serves as a tribute to legendary Celtics head coach Red Auerbach and his victory cigars. Come prepared to dance and celebrate a Celtics victory along with Gino during your visit to TD Garden.Watch video
The “Beat LA!” chant dates back to the 1982 NBA Eastern Conference Finals where Celtics fans chanted “Beat LA” following their loss to the 76ers. Fans use this chant whenever an LA team is in town, so if you have the privilege of taking in a Celtics-Lakers game make sure to join in on this chant.
Let's Go Celtics!
Let’s Go Celtics!
Let’s Go Celtics!