TD Garden released updated details and renderings Thursday of its $70 million renovation to the concourses on levels 4 and 7 of the 19-year-old home of the Bruins and Celtics.
The renovations to level 4, the Legends Club, and half the food and beverage stands are expected to be finished in time for the beginning of the Bruins season in early October. The new Pro Shop on level 2 should open by the end of the year, and the renovations to the level 7 concourse are slated for the summer of 2015.
The renovations are designed by Rosetti Architects of Detroit, which has upgraded Staples Center in Los Angeles and The Palace at Auburn Hills in Michigan, and designed soccer-only stadiums for the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls.
All 38 food and beverage locations on the concourses will be renovated, featuring “local flavoring” – lobster rolls, fried oysters and clams, meatballs, and cannolis. As part of the renovations, 248,280 subway tiles will be installed on the walls.
Technology upgrades are a major feature of the renovation. 400 antennas will be installed throughout the building for “high-density Wifi” to allow fans to interact via the TD Garden app or send photos and videos out to friends on social media. 29 video walls will be mounted to keep fans on the concourses updated on the progress of the game and see posts and photos shared on Twitter.
200 digital signage boards will hang from the ceilings to direct fans and display ads.
Craft beer bars will be added to the concessions on the concourses.
Two new “marketplaces” will offer specialty foods.