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The home arena of the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics is getting a $70 million makeover to make sure it "sets the industry standard," owner Charlie Jacobs announced Monday.
The two-year, privately-financed project at TD Garden includes the expansion and relocation of the shop that sells Bruins and Celtics memorabilia from the North Station concourse to the second-floor turnstile area so that fans can get to it easier, said Jacobs, owner of Delaware North Companies Inc., which operates and owns the arena and the Bruins.
The arena's loge and balcony concourses will receive a complete floor-to-ceiling redesign that will include more varied concessions. Major construction on those areas will take place in two phases, with loge concourse slated for this summer and balcony concourse for summer 2015. Many of the changes are based on fan feedback.
The Legends Club restaurant will also receive a makeover.
Plans also call for upgraded technology infrastructure, including the installation of high-density Wi-Fi, which will be ready for the start of the next NHL season.
"The Jacobs family is committed to providing the people of Boston with an arena that sets the industry standard," Jacobs said. "With the TD Garden being nearly 20 years old, we recognize that these renovations are necessary and we are confident that they will transform the fan experience from the moment a patron enters the building."