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NCAA Frozen Four® at TD Garden to deliver $14.3 million economic impact to the greater Boston region

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four — the Division 1 college ice hockey championship to be held at Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden in Boston on April 9 and 11 — is expected to pump more than $14.3 million into the local economy, according to analysis from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. 
“The overall spending impact for the Frozen Four ripples across hotels, restaurants, retail, and transportation services throughout the Greater Boston area,” said Pat Moscaritolo, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. “After this past winter which took its toll on our visitor industry, the Frozen Four is a huge shot in the arm for our economy and a big jump-start for our spring tourism season.”
In the 20 years since its opening in 1995, the $160 million privately-financed arena has generated more td-garden-frozen-four-2than double that amount in direct economic impact to the Greater Boston region from the national high-profile events that it has hosted.

This year’s NCAA Frozen Four has sold 35,130 tickets, including 79 percent to non-Massachusetts residents. In addition, more than 350 media credentials have been issued.
“The NCAA Frozen Four continues to grow in national prominence and we’re looking forward to welcoming back not only the NCAA and its teams and partners, but also the thousands of passionate hockey fans from both near and far,” said Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden. “TD Garden’s rich hockey history and commitment to collegiate sports, coupled with the arena’s recent renovations, make this the perfect venue for college hockey’s premiere event.”
Boston has a storied history with the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament, having hosted the championship event on seven previous occasions (2004, 1998, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1963 and 1960).  Hockey East rivals Boston University and Providence College, two of the four Frozen Four participant schools this year, will be returning to familiar surroundings at TD Garden, site of the conference’s annual tournament finals. The Terriers also compete annually in TD Garden’s legendary Beanpot Hockey Tournament, featuring local rivals Boston College, Harvard University and Northeastern University.
"As a hockey fan, I am thrilled that Boston's TD Garden will host this year's NCAA Frozen Four," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "Boston is a world-class City and the Frozen Four will showcase that while bringing tourism to our local economy."