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Boston Arena

AL GRAYSON KNOCKS OUT HIS FIRST MAN AS PROFESSIONAL AT THE ARENA, 1930

AL GRAYSON KNOCKS OUT HIS FIRST MAN AS PROFESSIONAL AT THE ARENA, 1930
Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The predecessor to the Boston Garden, Boston Arena was designed to hold boxing matches and amateur sports. Now known as Matthews Arena, the venue features the oldest indoor artificial ice surface still in use and served as the original home to both the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics.

 

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