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Sports Center

One place to relive this city's great sports moments



he Sports Museum, on two levels of the TD Garden, showcases the countless great moments in regional sports history with, among other things, life-sized statues of bigger-than-life heroes Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, and Carl Yastrzemski. There’s the old Boston Garden penalty box, Larry Bird’s and Ted Williams’ lockers, and the shoes with which Adam Vinatieri kicked the 48-yard game-winning field goal in the Patriots’ first Super Bowl win. A secret: Some Sports Museum memorabilia is in the hallways outside, where you can see it when you go to get a beer on Levels 4 and 5 during TD Garden events.



The scoreboard that hung in the old Boston Garden now lords over a replica parquet floor in the food court of the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, put there by the then-mall owner, a lifelong sports fanatic who paid $40,000 for it. Sixteen feet tall and 14 across, the electric scoreboard still works.