WATCH: The historic old Boston Garden’s closing ceremony in 1995

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Justin Quinn
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The original home of the Boston Celtics opened in 1928, a building designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard and named “Boston Madison Square Garden” before it was shortened to “Boston Garden,” the so-called “old” Garden was the home venue of the Celtics from their inaugural season of 1946-47 until its closure in 1995.

When it was decommissioned in favor of the more modern building built just aside it now known as “TD Garden,” a special closing ceremony was held after the last game — a preseason exhibition tilt between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens on September 26, 1995.

After the ceremony, all the banners and other regalia was symbolically taken down to move to the new arena.

Watch the video short embedded above put together by CLNS Media to get a glimpse into that historic day, the last for what was hallowed ground for New England Sports for decades.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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