Boston is known for their rich championship history in sports, today I got to tour one of those championship arenas. The TD Garden is home to the Boston Celtics, one of the most famous NBA teams in history. The franchise was founded in 1946, while they played in another stadium at the time the TD Garden was opened in 1955. The Celtics franchise has won over 17 championships, the most of any NBA team. Their players have been some of the greatest such as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett.
Today we got to tour this historic teams arena and the sports hall of fame. As soon as we walked in the door I was in my element. This is where I want to take my public relations career into the sports industry. I was going to soak up every moment of this tour and see what life would be like to work for a team like this.
We began the tour with the museum side of things. This hall of fame showcased some of Boston’s greatest athletes and teams in history. There was a variety of sports featured that Boston excelled in. They showcased the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, local colleges, Olympic athletes, and those who attributed majorly to sports in Boston. It was so neat to see this town’s rich history of athletes. Touring this museum I got to learn more about these athletes and these teams that have been apart of the sports world’s history.
After the museum we toured the arena and got to see the behind the scenes aspects of the arena. This arena was relatively small compared to others, it holds just over 18,000 which is the size of the Marriott Center. It was still amazing though, my favorite part was the banners hanging in the rafters. They had dozens of banners showing off their winning history. This team prides themselves on their championships and it was so neat to see that. The next thing we toured was the press boxes and level. This was cool to see the behind the scenes production of the team. This is where I would be, all their media personal and broadcasting members. I loved this because I got to see what a job would be like with this team, although no one was there working just being in the atmosphere gave me the glimpse. That concluded our tour, we tried to persuade our guide to let us see the locker rooms and press room but we failed. Since they were in season they were super strict of letting people down there. I still loved this tour though it was one of my favorite things we did.
This trip has inspired me to achieve my goals and work my way up to my dream job, which is in the sports industry. This industry is hard and competitive but seeing this and going on this tour motivated me to work my butt off so I can be there and have my dream job.
I’m so grateful for this trip and everything UVU’s PRSSA chapter has done for me. Without it I wouldn’t be on this trip or had these opportunities. I encourage you all to join if you are interested in pr it can open up so many doors.