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Venue: TD Garden
Date Founded: 1952
2019 Champion: Northeastern
Notable Players: Johnny Gaudreau, Jimmy Hayes, Dominic Moore
Boston Beanpot TicketsThe Boston Beanpot is one of the most famous college hockey tournaments in the country. Held annually, the Beanpot pits four local Boston-area colleges against one another. The schools are the same every year: Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. The first Beanpot was won by the Harvard Crimson. That game was held at the Boston Arena. The Beanpot was such a hit that by its second edition, it moved to the larger Boston Garden. The Beanpot has always been a great showcase for elite NCAA players and a show of school pride. The Beanpot has a big following in the hockey world. It's even broadcast by Canada's TSN network. Northeastern took the Beanpot in 2018 and 2019. Over the years, Boston University has won the most Beanpot titles with 30 wins. Northeastern has won the fewest with just six titles. The Beanpot has a sister tournament, the Women's Beanpot, which has been held since 1979. The same four schools face off against one another, but the venue rotates every year. Purchase Boston Beanpot tickets at StubHub and get in on the action.
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Where is the Boston Beanpot played?The Boston Beanpot tournament is played at the TD Garden in Boston annually. TD Garden opened in 1995 and can seat over 17,000 for hockey games. Prior to the construction of the TD Garden, the tournament was held at the old Boston Garden starting in 1953. The Boston Garden was a legendary venue that opened its doors in 1928 and stood until 1998. Though the Garden was a well-loved building, it had many challenges that might surprise younger sports fans. For example, there was no air conditioning, and sometimes fog formed above the ice during hockey games. The Garden was home to the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics during the golden eras of both teams. Other events like the Beanpot and concerts by bands including the Beatles endeared the building to the city.
What is the Boston Beanpot schedule?The Beanpot tournament is a local tradition and follows a more or less set schedule. The Boston Beanpot tournament takes place over two weeks in February of each year. In 2020, the semi-finals matchups will take place on Monday, February 3rd. The final game will take place on Monday, February 10th.
What are the match-ups for the Beanpot this year?The Beanpot is a tournament format, so only the first round of match-ups are scheduled before the event begins. The first round of the 2020 Boston Beanpot will see Northeastern face off against Harvard, and BC will take on BU. During the final week of the tournament, there will be a championship game to determine the winner and second finisher. The consolation game will determine who finishes third.
What are some of the big names to take part in the Boston Beanpot tournament?Over the decades, many players who took part in the Beanpot tournament have gone on to play in elite leagues like the NHL and KHL. Past Beanpot tournament MVPs have included players like Tony Amonte, who went on to play for the Chicago Blackhawks and Johnny Gaudreau, who currently plays for the Calgary Flames. Ted Donato, the 2020 coach of the Harvard Crimson, played in the Beanpot during his student days at Harvard.
What is the tailgating scene like at TD Garden?Unfortunately, there's no tailgating allowed at the venue. The TD Garden is located in the heart of Boston, so there's not much room for tailgating even if it was allowed. There are plenty of sports bars in the neighborhood, and many times fans meet up there before and after games. Sometimes, alumni groups from the four schools involved in the tournament will host official Beanpot parties in the area. It's a good idea to contact the relevant school for more information about get-togethers.
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