March 8th, 2020. The Boston Celtics lost a nail biter to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But it’s not the result of the game that people remember. It’s the fact that this was the last Celtics home game where fans were allowed in the TD Garden.
Now, over a year later, the Garden will begin to buzz again. Governor Charlie Baker recently announced that the historic TD Garden will open at limited capacity with Celtics tickets on sale for the March 29th game against the Pelicans.
Live sports haven’t been the same since the pandemic. And the players are dying to feed off the energy of the Boston faithful come March 29th. “…Having them (the fans) back in the arena will bring that extra energy for us, and give us that boost that we want and need sometimes during the game.”, Celtics center Tristan Thompson exclaims.
TD Garden Welcomes Back Fans With Celtics Tickets in 2021
Approximately 2,300 fans will attend each home game for the remainder of the season. There are also rumors swirling that the capacity may increase come playoff time, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
The reemergence of fans couldn’t happen at a better time. Starting with the March 29th game against New Orleans, The Celtics open a 7 game home stand including bouts with The Mavs and Sixers.
Ticket priority will be given to season ticket holders on a predetermined rotating basis. For non season ticket holders, third-party sites such as Stubhub and Ticketmaster may be your best bet.
Fans are directed to sit no closer than 30 feet from the action. Anybody that sits closer than that must have a recent negative COVID test result. As of now, the plan is for the closest fans to sit along the perimeter of the court on the opposite side of the hockey boards.
Tickets will be grouped in pods of 2 or 4 guests. Pods will be socially distanced throughout the arena. Attendees will receive a text prior to the game, informing them of which gate to enter through.
Concession stands will be open. However, there will be strict protocols in place. You will never interact with another pod. Instead, you’ll have access to only the concession stand that is directly behind your section.
Let’s Go Celtics
Get your Celtics tickets! As the vaccine rollout progresses, the city of Boston is starting to buzz again. Restaurants are opening up more, and the streets are filling up as spring approaches. Add The Celtics and Bruins to that list, and you could say that things are getting back to normal.
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