BOSTON (CelebrityAccess) — Delaware North, the owner, and operator of TD Garden announced plans for a major overhaul of the arena, backed by $100 million private investment by the family of Delaware North CEO and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.
The refurb will provide a combined 50,000 square feet of additional space on all levels of the building as part of a bid to modernize the property and enhance the fan experience.
As part of the upgrade, the arena now has a new main entrance in The Hub on Causeway, a 1.5 million sq. ft. joint-venture development between Delaware North and Boston Properties. The Hub, which was recently completed, is located in the space formerly occupied by Boston Garden and provides room for TD Garden to expand.
The atrium entry, featuring a glass canopy above, provides two new escalators, an elevator and stairs for guests to access TD Garden event entrance on Level 2. North Station Commuter Rail will also be accessible to commuters through this entrance.
This new entrance is currently open to ticketholders on event days only. It is scheduled to become operational for all on December 1.
Other elements of the refurb include The North Station Parking Garage, which has been expanded with 500 new parking places and a new pedestrian tunnel which connects the North Station MBTA subway stop with the North Station Commuter Rail.
TD Garden also announced what they bill as a “smart elevator system” which will allow season ticket holders to scan their ticket at private entrances and bypass the main turnstile entrance for entry directly to their seat.
The refurb will also add more than 15,000 square feet to loge and balcony concourses, additional restrooms, food and beverage offerings and gathering spaces.
New concessions include The Rafters, a membership-based party deck located on the top floor of the arena. Fans and concert-goers will have an overview the arena’s main floor and a cantilevered design will provide an additional row of seating to Level 9.