Newly Renovated XL Center In Hartford Hosts Celtics Vs. Knicks

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The new XL Center is finally open for business!

The stadium hosted its first sporting event tonight--the Celtics vs. the Knicks in a pre-season game--since its $35 million renovation. New features include a new video scoreboard, a better concourse, new restrooms and locker rooms, plus high-end seating in the lower bowl.

Chris Lawrence, the general manager of the XL Center, said something good about the stadium post-renovations is that it has, "great sight lines for concerts, hockey, basketball."

The Celtics won the stadium's inaugural game 106-86. Beyond the stadium's renovations, the game also featured Derek Fisher's debut as head coach of the Knicks.

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