Home to six-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics, Boston's TD Garden has hosted more than 30 million fans since opening in 1995. About 3.5 million people pass through TD Garden's doors each year to see the arena's famous tenants, as well as world-renowned concerts, family shows, wrestling bouts, ice shows and other events. The structure also houses the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA's) North Station, which has subway and commuter trains arriving and departing throughout the day.
Open year-round, the 19,600-seat arena is equipped with three private restaurants, 90 executive suites and 1,100 club seats, and it boasts a multimillion dollar high-definition video scoreboard with 360-degree LED technology. In 2009, an LED energy-efficient lighting system was added to the building's exterior.
The arena has been recognized by many organizations as one of the top arenas in the U.S. In 2006, arena industry publication Venues Today ranked TD Garden the No. 3 arena in the U.S. In 2007, TD Garden was selected as a finalist for the National Sports Achievement Award. In 2008, TD Garden received the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Leadership Award. And in 2009, TD Garden was nominated for Sports Facility of the Year by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal.
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