Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 19: Bruins fans cheer on their team during the third period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on April 19, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Senators defeat the Bruins 1-0. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

The state has closed Fenway Park for the 2020 season. And Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium will not be open to Patriot or Revolution fans until October at the earliest.

But when it comes to TD Garden, the home of the Bruins and Celtics, Bruins president Cam Neely remains without an answer when it comes to the idea of welcoming fans back into the building in time for the start of the 2020-21 season.

“I haven’t heard anything up to this point,” Neely admitted in a Thursday conference. “We’re just going to try and get through this year. Once we get through this season, I think we’ll have a better understanding of when we can start next season and if we can get fans in the building. Obviously, that would be the ultimate goal: to start the year with fans, but we’re preparing for anything.”

The Bruins likely won’t hear anything until the winter, too, with the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs expected to go into October, and with the 2020-21 season projected to start sometime around late December.

Whether or not the country has fully reopened, or at least to the point where fans will be allowed squeeze into closed-air arenas at capacity, remains to be seen. But this does create an interesting dilemma for the team, as B’s season-ticket holders are currently being charged for a full season of 2020-21 home games, and after their accounts were credited a 2020-21 rollover for the the six remaining 2019-20 home dates that were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bruins have a sellout streak dating back to Dec. 2009.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.