Excitement surrounds completion of The Hub on Causeway
Delaware North and development partner Boston Properties in August 2022 celebrated the completion of The Hub on Causeway, a joint venture that broke ground in 2016 and features more than 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use retail, office, hotel and residential space. The project also included an expansion of the adjoining TD Garden.
A 31-story office tower known as 100 Causeway, the third and final phase, was completed a few months earlier. The tower is anchored by Verizon and includes offices for the Boston Bruins (owned by Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs), TD Garden and the Boston Celtics.
With construction complete, The Hub on Causeway is buzzing with levels of activity envisioned before the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on in-person gatherings.
Delaware North and TD Bank extend TD Garden naming rights through 2045
Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden, together with the venue’s naming rights partner, TD Bank, in January 2023 announced a historic 20-year naming rights extension that keeps the beloved landmark and arena name as TD Garden through 2045.
TD Bank has been the exclusive naming rights partner of the storied venue since July 1, 2005. The agreement was set to expire in 2025, but this early naming rights extension adds another 20 years to the existing relationship. In addition, TD Bank has renewed its status as the official bank of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs, through 2045.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with TD Bank as they share our pride in providing a best-in-class experience for our fans, teams and long-term commitment to our community,” said Delaware North CEO Charlie Jacobs.
Willie O’Ree honored with Congressional Gold Medal; Bruins’ jersey retirement
Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to play in the National Hockey League, was honored in January 2022 for his lifetime of contributions to the sport of hockey and communities across North America. O’Ree, often referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of Hockey,” had his No. 22 jersey retired to the rafters of TD Garden in Boston, and a bill to award him the Congressional Gold Medal passed the U.S. House of Representatives that same week.
The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals or institutions. Recipients have included George Washington, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Jackie Robinson, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
TD Garden provides championship backdrop for Boston Celtics in NBA Finals
For the 22nd time in franchise history, the Boston Celtics in June 2022 competed in the NBA Finals, and Delaware North’s TD Garden rose to the occasion with specialty food and drink items and fan activations, including championship retail gear.
“The Celtics take care of what’s on the floor, and our job is to do everything around that guest experience,’’ Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden and Delaware North chief growth officer, told The Boston Globe. “We want to make sure everybody is happy, taking advantage of everything offered and having a good time.’’
The Delaware North Sportservice culinary team at TD Garden put together a menu of new special food and beverage items for the series, including The Starting 5 Burger, The Shamrock Sundae and Celtic Pride Punch.
Prince and Princess of Wales visit TD Garden during Boston tour
TD Garden on Nov. 30, 2022, welcomed Prince William and Princess Kate of the British royal family as they sat courtside at the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game. The royal couple was in Boston to present the Earthshot Prize, the environmental awards founded by William and the Royal Foundation in 2020.
William and Kate, who Delaware North sources say were very interested in a full American experience, including having a hot dog, walked to their seats positioned between the two team benches about a half-hour before the game. The couple was flanked by Mayor Michelle Wu, then-Governor-Elect Maura Healey and Celtics co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca.