7 Facts About Boston Garden

1. Just as the Boston Garden was, the TD Garden is built on top of Boston's North Station, a major transportation hub.

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2. On July 26 to 29, 2004, the TD Boston Garden was the host of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, in which then Senator of Massachusetts John Kerry was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the 2004 Presidential Election.

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3. The Boston Garden was approaching 50 years old at the time and new owners, The Jacobs family, were looking to build a 17,000-seat arena in suburban Boston after negotiations fell through with the City of Boston.

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4. The Boston Garden sat vacant for three years before it was demolished in 1998.

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5. The last event at the Boston Garden was a preseason game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens on September 26, 1995.

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6. The Boston Garden lacked luxury suites, which had become an important and much-needed source of revenue for teams in professional sports.

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7. The final New Year's Eve show at the Boston Garden was performed by the Vermont band Phish on December 31, 1994.

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