The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team that compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The team was founded in 1946 where they played in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) until 1949 when the two leagues merged. It wasn’t long before the team became an NBA powerhouse and in 13 years (between 1957 and 1969) the team won 11 Championships. This period of success included an 8 year streak, which is the longest in North American professional sport. Today, the Celtics remain one of the most successful teams in the league with 17 NBA Championships. Let’s find out where the Celtics play their home games.
Where do the Boston Celtics play?
The Celtics play their home games at TD Garden, which is a multi-use arena located in Boston. The arena was built between 1993 and 1995 at a cost of $160 million. The arena has been called Shawmut Center, FleetCenter and TD Banknorth Garden along with various nicknames given to the facility. Since 2005 the naming rights have been owned by TD Bank. Since it has been opened the Celtics have shared TD Garden with the Boston Bruins (NHL). It is also used for other events such as; concerts, wrestling, shows and other performances. The capacity of the facility is 18,624 for basketball games.
Before moving to TD Garden the Celtics played at Boston Garden, and occasionally Hartford Civic Center. Boston Garden had a capacity of just under 15,000, but by the time it was last used it had become unsuitable as a modern venue. This arena was demolished in 1997. In 1946 the Celtics also used Boston Arena, know known as Matthews Arena, located at Northeastern University. This arena served as a second venue for the team during the early years.