TD Garden
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As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, and ice shows.
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Neighborhood: West End
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  • North Station • 1 min walk
  • Science Park • 6 min walk
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  • outsider88
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue for sport, so long as you don't want a drink or use the restroom
    We went to the stadium to watch the Bruins play. The venue has amazing sound and lighting, which really gets the crowd into the mood and amplifies the atmosphere. Once seated the seats were surprisingly comfortable, far more than can be said about a lot of stadiums these days. The only downside to the venue is the lack of restrooms for the number of patrons. Unless you're on your way to the restroom as the siren goes, you'll be lucky to be back in your seat before the 20 minute intermission ends. The other thing that dampened the experience is how expensive food and drinks were. Expect to pay close to $20 for a large beer or other alcoholic beverage
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • lucycan
    San Diego, California3,509 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Celtics
    First visit. Went to a Celtics game. Easy access to get into the arena. Nice, newer arena. Seats were comfy if not a bit small. Bathrooms were adequate. I felt the food was lacking. Plenty of beer options and some bars for liquor but felt there was really only 4-5 different options for food. Anyways, great game. Go Celtics!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • BDZTravels
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Bruins Game
    As a visitor to TD garden, things can look very intimidating looking at this arena as it is located on top of a bustling North Station train line. However, I found a lot of everything in and around TD garden to navigate easily with a little research. The Bruins main ProShop store is just inside the main North station entrance as you must enter from inside the station. Very nice selection of stuff and they actually offer discounts on older merchandise that should be discounted, (unlike NY cough cough) so we went to the proshop around 5:30 for a 7pm game and then found that there is actually another entrance To TD garden just beyond the proshop that allowed regular patrons to enter 1.25 hours early. The pro shop was open after the game as well, and even if you miss it before the game, it was also open after the game to, (although a lot more crowded). They offered my daughter face painting for several different bruins designs, of which she partook, (for free). She got a bruins symbol on one cheek with hockey sticks and pucks on the other. They also gave her a collectible bruins model plane for answering a trivia question correctly, (that I had to answer). I was surprised at how difficult the questions were, but nonetheless she got to choose from an array of items including a TD garden keychain, bracelet, and other trinkets a young child would love. I appreciated this gesture by the Bruins as I appreciated it was free and I didn’t even have to fill out a questionnaire or anything for it! The 2 biggest reasons I dropped a star for was for the comfortability of the seats and the blocked view of the near goal with people prematurely standing or leaning forward in their seats. We were section 309, row 13, seats 16 and 17. There was a Karen siting in front of us that leaned all the way forward in her seat to where I couldn’t see anything! I didn’t pay to watch the game from the Jumbotron tv! They had a lot of variety in terms of food choices, which was also highly appreciated! We ended up getting the pizza, (which was highly delicious) and a souvenir popcorn bucket. I didn’t find the prices for any of the food options bad either. The only thing I was annoyed by was that we kept being pressed to leave tips by the machine and workers. Do you not pay your people enough money to do their job to begin with? They’re not servers, they’re basically glorified fast food workers. This is the only hockey arena I’ve been to that makes patrons feel like they have to tip, and I didn’t appreciate it at all. Great game experience though overall, and I would return.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2023
  • Hugh M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Electric atmosphere at the Bruins
    Our first visit to Ice Hockey in the USA. Amazing experience, the atmosphere inside the arena was electric. Good choice of food & drink All the staff were friendly & helpful. Never to be forgotten.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Princerman
    Otsego, Minnesota910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for Hockey!
    Fantastic place to watch hockey. Bruins fans are loud and generally fun. The food in the Boston Garden Society was excellent. Sal's Pizza was one of the best slices of pizza I have had in recent memory.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Patrick C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TD Garden ((Celtic game )) ☘️
    Excellent arena ! Very helpful staff and security personnel ! Seating was comfortable and ushers were excellent ( Section 325) very easy to get in and out of arena . Go to Halftime King of pizza right outside TD Garden . Great local place and cool vibe on game nights !
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Russell W
    Maine2,088 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tah Dah Garden!
    We love taking the train to TD Garden to see the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. It's easy, inexpensive, and if we want to stay overnight there is a very convenient Citizen M in the same block. Comfortable seats, good views, and the usual food and sports gear vendors. They have their own parking garage. I also saw a concert there once.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Bill K
    Mantorville, Minnesota6,378 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Concert Venue
    We attended a concert at TD Garden and found it to be a great experience. The concert was a sold out performance with a large crowd. So many of the things that are a hassle at some venues were no problem at TD Garden. It was very easy to get in and out of the venue. There were very few lines for bathrooms or concessions. The ushers were friendly and helpful instead of being heavy-handed. The seating is very good and nightlines are great throughout. They hold a lot of concerts at this arena, and they really have their act together.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 16, 2024
  • kisssmee
    Los Angeles, California787 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very convenient to get to.
    I enjoy watching sports so why not visit the TD Garden while in Boston. I love that it is so convenient getting here via North Station. There are multiple entrances into the arena and getting through security is fairly quick. They do have a clear bag policy to abide by. There are plenty choices of food and kiosks as you walk through the arena. I bought water and it's been a while since I've bought a bottle of water during a basketball game, but they do take the caps away. I used a napkin to "seal" my water bottle. I sat in the Loge section and the seats are pretty close to each other. So close you will be touching your neighbors knee. The bathrooms were clean and the line wasn't too bad during peak bathroom breaks (ie halftime).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 22, 2024
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Sally B
Marina del Rey, CA566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I've been here twice to see Celtic games. It reminds me a lot of the Staples Center in LA. The seats are stadium style and can be quite steep up at the top levels. Nice views though. The first time I made the mistake of driving and parking in the TD Garden parking lot and it is extremely expensive. The last time we stayed at a hotel in the area and just walked to the stadium. It also have public transportation underneath it. I personally don't think the food is that great.
Written January 24, 2020
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BDZTravels
Pittsburgh, PA63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
As a visitor to TD garden, things can look very intimidating looking at this arena as it is located on top of a bustling North Station train line. However, I found a lot of everything in and around TD garden to navigate easily with a little research. The Bruins main ProShop store is just inside the main North station entrance as you must enter from inside the station. Very nice selection of stuff and they actually offer discounts on older merchandise that should be discounted, (unlike NY cough cough) so we went to the proshop around 5:30 for a 7pm game and then found that there is actually another entrance To TD garden just beyond the proshop that allowed regular patrons to enter 1.25 hours early. The pro shop was open after the game as well, and even if you miss it before the game, it was also open after the game to, (although a lot more crowded).

They offered my daughter face painting for several different bruins designs, of which she partook, (for free). She got a bruins symbol on one cheek with hockey sticks and pucks on the other. They also gave her a collectible bruins model plane for answering a trivia question correctly, (that I had to answer). I was surprised at how difficult the questions were, but nonetheless she got to choose from an array of items including a TD garden keychain, bracelet, and other trinkets a young child would love. I appreciated this gesture by the Bruins as I appreciated it was free and I didn’t even have to fill out a questionnaire or anything for it!

The 2 biggest reasons I dropped a star for was for the comfortability of the seats and the blocked view of the near goal with people prematurely standing or leaning forward in their seats. We were section 309, row 13, seats 16 and 17. There was a Karen siting in front of us that leaned all the way forward in her seat to where I couldn’t see anything! I didn’t pay to watch the game from the Jumbotron tv!

They had a lot of variety in terms of food choices, which was also highly appreciated! We ended up getting the pizza, (which was highly delicious) and a souvenir popcorn bucket. I didn’t find the prices for any of the food options bad either. The only thing I was annoyed by was that we kept being pressed to leave tips by the machine and workers. Do you not pay your people enough money to do their job to begin with? They’re not servers, they’re basically glorified fast food workers. This is the only hockey arena I’ve been to that makes patrons feel like they have to tip, and I didn’t appreciate it at all.

Great game experience though overall, and I would return.
Written April 7, 2023
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shanec
Calgary, Canada2,126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My friends and I were on our annual fall sports trip and this year was Boston. We are big hockey fans so we went to the Bruins vs. Wild. We parked in the parkade at the arena which was convenient but expensive. Walking through the train station which is part of the arena complex was interesting and I will leave it at that.
The arena itself was nice and the concourse had plenty of options for food and drink. The game and fans were great but the between whistles entertainment on the clock was boring after a while showing fan cams all the time. They could get a little creative. We also went to a Basketball game a few days later (not a Basketball fan) and it was fun being around fans of a different sport.
Plenty of eating and drinking establishments in the area for before/after activities.
Written January 8, 2020
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Nigel P
Broadstone, UK18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My first time visit to a NBA game was awesome. The venue handled the capacity crowd with ease, security were efficient and polite and the food and drinks vendors also. The seats gave a great view and the atmosphere was electric. My only criticism was we paid a decent amount of money for the tickets, no problem but $14 for a beer meant I only bought one! Captive audience I guess, but whilst everything else was done very well, I felt ripped off for buying a drink.
Written March 6, 2020
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outsider88
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to the stadium to watch the Bruins play. The venue has amazing sound and lighting, which really gets the crowd into the mood and amplifies the atmosphere.

Once seated the seats were surprisingly comfortable, far more than can be said about a lot of stadiums these days.

The only downside to the venue is the lack of restrooms for the number of patrons. Unless you're on your way to the restroom as the siren goes, you'll be lucky to be back in your seat before the 20 minute intermission ends.

The other thing that dampened the experience is how expensive food and drinks were. Expect to pay close to $20 for a large beer or other alcoholic beverage
Written March 4, 2023
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WINEandTRAVEL
Boston, MA11,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Great arena... perfect for Celtics and Bruins games. They've improved the restaurants around the Garden, inside the Garden needs a lot of help in the food area... so, suggest you eat before or after the event, as necessary. We love the new Hub Hall, a collection of restaurants walk-up counters with interior communal seating... really great addition, located just adjacent to the entrance.

Celtics were rockin tonight!
Written December 30, 2021
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HighlightSwoosh
Boston, MA9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I went to TD Garden three days in a row for the Laver Cup. The tennis was very entertaining, but the venue itself was not great. I feel like it was operating at about half capacity at most, with many of the food establishments being closed altogether. The ones that were open often had very long lines, and ran out of food and drinks fairly quickly. On the upside, the ushers didn't seem to care about checking people's tickets at all, so I was able to go sit very close to the action.
Written December 7, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We attended a concert at TD Garden and found it to be a great experience. The concert was a sold out performance with a large crowd. So many of the things that are a hassle at some venues were no problem at TD Garden. It was very easy to get in and out of the venue. There were very few lines for bathrooms or concessions. The ushers were friendly and helpful instead of being heavy-handed. The seating is very good and nightlines are great throughout.
They hold a lot of concerts at this arena, and they really have their act together.
Written January 16, 2024
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Marie L
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
I bought a parking pass, paid way over what they charge if you just pay at the gate. Got there and was denied access because they never sent me a barcode. They sent 3 emails that just took me back to the app where it says “ticket” but no barcode. Had to drive down the street and pay for another parking pass with cash. Contacted customer service before the event even started for a refund on the useless ticket and they refused, just kept telling me the barcode was sent via email, it was not! Don’t trust this 3rd party selling site, they are trash.
Written September 25, 2022
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WINEandTRAVEL
Boston, MA11,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Attended the first Celtics game since being closed for over a year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. So nice to see the Celtics live again. They are currently allowing 12% of capacity and the seats are VERY spaced out. Food and Drinks are available by pre-ordering via the TD Garden app... they have QR codes that brings up their menus, etc. and you direct the order to the food outlet near your seat. They did a good job with this as well as entry to the TD Garden... all via your cell phone... no more paper tickets.

See the QR codes in my attached photo to check out the menus, etc.

Go Celts!
Written March 31, 2021
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