The 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins needed a practice facility that is befitting their storied history and legendary status in the NHL. Because the team shares their home ice facility, TD Garden, with the Celtics professional basketball team and a full calendar of arena events, practice time and team space for them is at a premium in their own building (which the team also owns!). A practice facility will include a main sheet of ice with moderate viewing for up to 1,500 fans, plus a public lobby with team store to help feed the endless public demand for the Brown and Gold.
Team spaces include a modern and state of the art main locker suite, complete with change room, main locker, lecture classrooms, video review, coaching lockers, team lounge, expansive equipment room and loading area, private player entrance and parking, and top-of-the-line athletic training and weight rooms. In addition to the team and player spaces, the Bruins brass will have their own administrative wing located within slapshot distance from the ice, with expansive views of the practice surface to observe daily goings-on.
Owners and management have offices, support staff, and meeting rooms off of a sleek and heavily themed lobby, which will feature select displays of key Bruins accomplishments and events.