The Celtics play their home games in TD Garden, a multi-purpose facility in Boston. The arena cost $160 million to build between 1993 and 1995. Shawmut Center, FleetCenter, and TD Banknorth Garden are some of the nicknames given to the arena...
The Celtics have played all but one season since 1948-49 and have won over half of their games every year except for 2001-02 when they had only 33-39 record. Last season was the first time since 1969-70 that the Celtics failed to make the NBA playoffs.
The team is owned by Wyc Grousbeck and Paul Danziger who also own the New York Knicks. The Celtics were founded in 1946 by Walter Brown who took over as president after the death of former president William James. The current coach is Brad Stevens who has been with the team since 2010. Stevens was hired away from the Chicago Bulls where he was an assistant under Tom Thibodeau. He is expected to be a candidate for the head coaching position if the Bulls fail to qualify for the playoffs this season.
There are currently no plans to move the Celtics outside of Boston. However, there have been discussions about building a new basketball-specific arena in the city's South End.
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The original Celtics played in Boston's North End neighborhood from 1946 to 1958. The franchise relocated to Philadelphia in 1959 and remained there until 1964 when it moved back to Boston where it has been located at TD Garden ever since. The C's played their first game in Boston on October 11, 1946, losing to Richmond 105-105 in the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship.
They had a record of 54-188 during their first two seasons in Boston before winning 22 games in 1948-49. The following season they lost more than half of their games (29-56) but still made the playoffs as a second-place team. In 1951-52 they again finished second with a 42-40 record, this time defeating Baltimore in the first round before falling to Washington Nationals 4-3 in the semifinals.
In 1953-54 they finished first in the league with a 59-23 record before beating Richmond for their third NBA title. In 1954-55 they fell short of repeating by one game (61-60) before winning their fourth title in 1955-56.
TD Garden, New England's premier sports and entertainment venue, is home to the historic NHL's Boston Bruins and NBA's Boston Celtics clubs, and it accommodates over 3.5 million people every year at its world-class concerts, athletic events, family shows, wrestling, and ice performances. The arena opened in 1996, and since then it has become a leading facility for entertainment in North America.
It is located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and is part of the Gulf of Maine waterfront known as Beacon Hill. The arena is surrounded by parks and shops, including Faneuil Hall which is a popular place to shop or have a meal before or after the show. There are also several museums close by including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the New England Aquarium.
Catch a game or a show at TD Garden! Both the Celtics and the Bruins play their home games here, and if you visit during playoff time you can see some amazing basketball and hockey games.
The address is 150 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA. Get directions to the CTArena from any location using our interactive map below.
The TD Garden's capacity has now been increased by 500 seats thanks to a $100 million makeover. The Celtics had little trouble selling those additional seats owing to a season ticket waiting list, despite prices that rank among the top tier of clubs. About 18,000 fans can fit in the arena for basketball games.
The Boston Celtics have one of the largest home crowds in the NBA with 18,367 people attending games at the TD Garden. The team sold out every game during the regular season and finished with a record of 66-16; their best record since 2005-06.
The new features at the Garden include an upgrade from plastic baskets to steel ones, new logos on the floor, and changes to the lighting system and audio system. The renovation was done in preparation for the 2008-09 season which saw the Celtics win their second consecutive championship. The increase in attendance reflects how popular it is for C's fans to see their team play in their own building.