Championship Banners Leaving TD Garden, Where Should They Go?

BOSTON (CBS) – All 23 banners that sit in the TD Garden rafters have to find a new home.

Temporarily that is.

With the NCAA Tournament coming to town, the TD Garden, Boston Bruins and Celtics announced Monday they will be relocating the 23 championship banners that now sit high above court side (of the ice), with 21 of them heading to the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester.

The two most recent championship banners, the Celtics’ 2008 World Championship and Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup, will be determined by fans over social media.

The TD Garden is hosting a social media fan campaign on its TD Garden Facebook page and Twitter account. Fans can make suggestions online on the Facebook page or tweet @TDGarden a location with a #bannerdayis hash tag. Fan suggestions can be submitted through March 21, and the Garden will select additional locations for the two banners to appear from March 21-23.

Special: NCAA Tournament Section

“The TD Garden is home to the most championship banners of any professional arena in the country and it’s an unprecedented act to bring them all into the community and make them accessible to Bruins and Celtics fans.” John Wentzell, President of TD Garden, said in a release. “Through our partnership with the teams and our social media channels, fans will have the opportunity to determine additional locations the banners will visit.  Kicking off this campaign at The Salvation Army Kroc Center is important to us because it brings the mission of Garden Neighborhood Charities to life.  We’re proud to provide support to local organizations making a positive impact in our neighborhood of Greater Boston.”

Suggestions for locations can be indoor or outdoor, public or private, within a 50 mile radius of Boston. They’re pretty big too, so make sure they have plenty of space to hang. The Garden recommends a ceiling height of no less than 20′ and room width of no less than 50′.

All banners will return to the TD Garden on March 24.

Where do you want to see the banners hang? Let us know in the comments section!

Comments

One Comment

  1. drew says:

    The 2011 Stanley Cup banner should to go the Tsongas Arena in Lowell!!!

  2. mark says:

    I think they should be put on display at the Children’s Hospital

  3. Petey Pabs says:

    how bout anywhere but Dorchester?

  4. Dave says:

    How about leave them where they are?

    1. oleg says:

      good point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. BLITZER says:

      I AGREE 100%!!! THE BANNERS NEVAH MOVE FOR OTHAH SPORTING EVENTS!!! WHO CARES ABOUT COLLEGE BASKETBALL!!! $$$ AND THE NCAA GET THEIR WAY!!!

  5. BLITZER says:

    BRING THE BRUINS BANNERS TO MY HOUSE!!! HOWEVER, SINCE THAT WON’T HAPPEN. HANG ALL THE BRUINS BANNERS AROUND THE GAS TANK ON 93!!! ALL DRIVING NORTH AND SOUTH WILL GET ONE HECK OF A VIEW THAT I’M SURE WILL MAKE FOR SOME BUMPAH TO BUMPAH SMAKAHS!!!

  6. Craig says:

    NCAA basketball sucks! Screw them and there predictable league, there stupid brackets that I hear about every year, take them and shove them up your asses.
    For every game that takes forty minutes to play the last 4 minutes due to bad shots, fouls, lack of game planning and poor free throw shooting (gee sounds like the NBA) NCAA basketball sucks. For every desperate, bad angle, off balance hero shot, for every predictable three pointer shot under duress, for every flailing chinese fire drill that is the last two minutes, screw you NCAA basketball, screw you all.

    1. Robert says:

      Gee, you mean to say that the standard of play of college players is not on par with that of professional players? Well, that’s odd….

  7. Craig says:

    I think the question should be: “Who gives a f*** about NCAA basketball in Boston?” Nobody, that’s who.

  8. blackbear1 says:

    Leave them where they are!! Too bad for the NCAA. I’m all for the the tournament and I’m a hockey fan. They are a truly vile organization.

    1. JohnC says:

      I agree. If the NCAA doesn’t like it, they can play in the gym at Newton’s quarter-billion-dollar high school.

  9. response says:

    I”m with Mark, put them on display at Children’s….

  10. John in Uxbridge says:

    How about Yankee Stadium?

  11. steve wysocki says:

    Inside of Boston City Hall (plaza level) in the atrium area

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