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Boston is a city that lives (and sometimes dies) by its sports teams. From Bobby Orr to Bill Russell and Tom Brady, Boston has had our share of sporting heroes. When you’re planning your visit to our city, also plan time to take in a game.
With the number of universities in Boston, it’s no surprise that college football is a big draw. And you can’t mention local college football without looking back to Boston College and Doug Flutie’s famous Hail Mary pass against Miami. Almost 40 years later it is still considered one of the greatest college football moments of all time. The Boston College Eagles play at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, about 6 miles west of downtown Boston. Pick up tickets and experience the unsurpassed spirit of college football.
If NFL football is more to your taste, the New England Patriots play in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, about a 40-minute drive southwest of our property. Patriot Place, outside the stadium is filled with a variety of activities and venues. Try the flavors of Wormwood, a local craft brewery, discover works of local artists at the Artist’s Studio & Gallery, or show off your ten-pin skills at Splitzville Luxury Lanes. When you’re done exploring the area, there’s also a football game to enjoy.
TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics, opened in 1995, replacing the Boston Garden. It’s on this iconic Parquet floor that Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points in a playoff win over the Washington Wizards in 2017, making him one of the top single game playoff point scorers in Celtics’ history. If you’re going to a game, be sure to take in some of the pre-game atmosphere at any of the pubs and bars in the area. The Harp is one of the most popular destinations just across the street from TD Garden. Or a few steps away is West End Johnnie’s. Whichever venue you choose, you’ll be immersed in incomparable Boston banter.
If speed on ice is more your sport, the Boston Bruins also play at TD Garden. See the retired numbers hanging from the rafters. It’s a testament to the rich history of players who have proudly worn a Bruins jersey. As you take the escalator up to TD Garden you’ll see signs for Hub Hall, a food court and bar offering options from some of our city’s best-loved chefs. From lobster rolls and fresh oysters to pastries, fried chicken and pizza, there’s a taste for every palate.
The TD Garden is also home to the Sports Museum. Here, you can walk through history and see some of the memorabilia behind Boston’s greatest sporting moments. The Sports Museum is located on levels 5 and 6 of TD Garden. Tours are also available. The Sports Museum is open daily, 12pm– 5:30pm, except on days where there is a special event. Be sure to check their schedule for dates and times.
Boston also welcomes the NHL Winter Classic this season on Monday, January 2, 2023. The Bruins will face off against their rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park in another edition of this unique outdoor fan experience.
When you’re looking for a hotel near TD Garden or a hotel near Fenway Park, Boston Park Plaza is your best choice. With our elevated level of service, exceptional accommodations, extensive dining options and location just steps to the T (the Boston subway), it’s where to stay when you’re in town for a game.
If you’re an avid sports fan, or just a casual follower, Boston is a must-visit city. Take in a game. It’s a great way to experience the passion of the locals and the excitement of our city.
Boston Park Plaza is so much more than a hotel. We are a Boston icon, integral to the city’s heritage. As one of the best hotels in Boston, we offer a true one-of-a-kind experience, as richly textured and profoundly memorable as Boston itself.