Boston Bruins

Sep 23, 2019; Boston, MA: A general view of the TD Garden arena before a preseason game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. (Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports)

By Alex Barth,

Remember all the commotion from Bruins and Celtics fans when the TD Garden replaced its classic yellow seats with the smaller, more uncomfortable ones?

As it turns out, fans may not need to ‘get used to it.’

According to a message on the arena’s website from TD Garden President Amy Latimer, the Garden will once again be altering the seats this offseason.

From the statement:

“Through guest feedback, we recognized that there were some areas of concern regarding the new seats, specifically legroom and comfort.  We were able to make immediate modifications to address some concerns, such as adjusting all loge seat back angles to improve legroom.

In the balcony, we found that the new plush cushioning, armrest design and overall ergonomics were contributing to discomfort.

Based on that, and the recommendations provided by seating consultants, we will be replacing balcony seats and armrests.  The new seats, similar in size, will have a custom, narrower armrest and a non-padded seat base and seat back to improve legroom and comfort. The work will take place this off season.”

This should come as welcomed news to Boston fans, who have been vocal on social media about their distain since the seasons began. The biggest complaint has been legroom, especially from taller fans.

Looks like the uncomfortable TD Garden seats have just four months left before they’re gone. The question becomes; with the Bruins and Celtics both looking like title contenders, are the seats good luck? Can you take all of the seats out of a building after the occupant wins a championship? Uncomfortable games or a seating curse, take your pick Boston.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at