The owner of TD Garden is Delaware North, who is also the owner of the Bruins. Every year, the arena is a Mecca to different Hockey events including the Hockey East Championships as well as other college hockey tournament games. Besides, since its opening, the arena has hosted many Basketball games, among them the 2006 Women's Final Four.
In 1985, the Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn and the Boston Redevelopment Authority gave the rights to the owner of Boston Garden, Delaware North to build another arena, but due to lack of funding, the project was delayed until 1992. Then, Delaware declared that a sum of 0 million has been secured. But, because of legislature complexities, Jeremy Jacobs, the owner of Delaware North declare that he wanted to leave the project in 1993, before he reached agreement with legislative leaders.
The construction of TD Garden started in April 1993 on a surface of 3.2 acres (13,000 m2), and finished only in 27 months. And the opening of the arena was in September 1995. Before starting in construction, it was planned to call the new arena FleetCenter. but, while constructing, the naming rights went to regional bank, Shawmut Bank.