Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Nov 7, 2018.
@Alicat passed these along
New tunnel will save North Station commuters unpleasant winter walk - The Boston Globe
So basically this will replace the old tunnel that was there before?
I hate crossing that intersection. I always feel like I'm going to get trampled or trample someone who isn't paying attention while crossing (aka tourists).
I was at Toronto Dominion Garden last week to pick up tickets and ProShop. Came away impressed with the new Causeway Street entrance which leads directly to the Loge level. Appears it could open soon.
Boy, how this area has been transformed from the seedy Old Garden and the equally seedy Manger Hotel, formerly Hotel Madison.
Thanks for the pics, Fenway and Alicat.
I was in the suites last night for the first time. Good lord is it ever gorgeous!
Going tonight with 10 to the AT&T sports deck. Anyone with any insight?
Love that new entrance opposite Canal St.
15 years ago the CEO of McDonald's was in Boston with his son for a Bulls game and he went into the franchise across the street. The store was closed permanently the next day.
The real transformation began when the Central Artery and elevated subway tracks were demolished. Suddenly the area was quiet, almost too quiet. Then Jacobs finally built a real waiting room for North Station which made a huge difference getting into the arena.
I pinch myself every time I go to work there. It was amazing seeing the area around Kenmore Sq upgrade the past decade but what has happened at North Station exceeds it.
Enjoy. The view is unreal and the entire floor drips with money...and I was there when it was empty!
All a huge waste until they push the last trains back to after 2am on Friday and Saturdays honestly.
So much nicer leaving the arena
It was so weird going in this way tonight.
It’s beautiful tho
Sounds like Mike Gorman narrated that top video
TD Garden Announces $100M Upgrade, Expansion
For the first time in 20 years, the TD Garden gets a makeover
So what can we expect for the 2019/2020 season? New seats, new scoreboard, and the back row bar? expanding the concourses seems like a big job.
I was there last weekend and was impressed with the progress. Gonna be a great spot. As long as Halftime Pizza gets to stay.
TD Garden Legendary Transformation | TD Garden
Looking at their press release, they say they're doing the new seats over the summer, which makes sense - not as big an undertaking as the Back Row Bar, or the expanded concourses. I almost feel like measuring a seat next time I go...just to see if they make the seats better or worse than they were before. TD Garden is one of the smaller NHL arenas in terms of capacity, so I'm suspicious of any changes to seats.
The back row bar and expanded concourses are listed under "starting next season". Doesn't say when they're ending. As an example, the new visiting locker rooms don't come until the 2020-21 season. They just did mostly cosmetic renovations over two summers...I want to say 2015 was the loge and 2016 was the balcony, but I may be off by a year. More space and more restrooms sounds like it would be significantly more labor than what they previously did - which is why I think they're basically shutting down July. (I could be wrong on this, but NKOTB plays 6/29, then nothing until Backstreet Boys on 8/14.)
But I agree, expanding the concourses seems like it should take some time - maybe it's not coming this summer, but the next.
Interestingly enough, no mention of the scoreboard, but I thought Fenway (or someone else) had mentioned that it was coming not next season, but the season after? Or maybe it actually was next season. You'd think a scoreboard is a pretty damn big deal, but they also could still be figuring out which scoreboard to go with. All I ask is they better have one fancy enough to display TOI and the jersey #s for the current players on the ice - like every other modern arena.
I think Fenway mentioned something about a new ice plant?
Does this change anything for the Sports Museum?
That will actually get more room
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