Arena

The Boston Celtics have played home games in four different arenas since 1946. The Celtics played their first season in Boston Arena, which is now known as Northeastern University's Matthews Arena. The arena opened in 1910 and had a capacity of 6000. Boston Garden Area was the team’s home until 1995. The stadium had a capacity of 14,895 and was originally designed for boxing matches, which led to closer seats to the arena’s floor. As a result it believed that the Celtics had an extra boost to their home court advantage.

In addition, the Celtics occasionally played games in the Hartford Civic Center from 1975 to 1995. The Civic Center was slightly larger than Boston Garden Area with a capacity of 16,294. In 1995 the Boston Celtics move into their new home, the TD Garden. The TD Garden, named by TD Bank, contains a museum dedicated to the accomplishments of the great teams of Boston. TD Garden cost $160 million to build, which equals $244 million in 2012. At capacity TD Garden can host 18,624 fans.