The TD Garden doesn’t exactly have the name brand mystique of its long-running predecessor, but that doesn’t mean the current building hasn’t had its share of warm Bruins memories. New Englanders have flocked to this multipurpose facility for the past 20 years to watch their beloved B’s in action.
TD Garden doesn’t exactly have the aura of the old Garden, but what could? In its twenty years as home ice for the Bruins, things have gone relatively well with a mixture of heaven and heartbreak awaiting Bruins fans. The 2011 Stanley Cup was awarded to the Bruins in Vancouver, but TD Garden played host to a ton of glorious moments like Nathan Horton’s Game 7 OT winner that knocked out the Habs and sent Boston to the second round. Speaking of lighting the lamp, Boston continues to blast Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” whenever someone pots a goal. Elsewhere in celebratory sounds, the speakers blast out The Standells’ “Dirty Water” after a Bruins home win.
Are the Bruins mighty in their home arena? You better believe it. 2014-15 was playoff-free bust of a season, but Boston still performed strong at TD Garden. 24 of the team’s 41 wins came at home. Provided last year’s underwhelming campaign didn’t scare fans away, the Bruins can count on a packed home supporting the team every night. The ’10s have seen Boston sell out the TD Garden with regularity. In a nod to the franchise’s history, a statue of Bobby Orr (in full flight mode) appears outside the building. The tribute was unveiled in 2010 and it’s been a popular photo-op ever since.
Date Opened: 1995
Construction Cost: $160 Million
Architect: Ellerbe Becket
Capacity Attendance: 17,565
Has A Stanley Cup Final Been Played There: Yes
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