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Celtics Tickets On Sale Sept. 21

Available single-game tickets will begin to go on sale Sept. 21, and for the first time since the TD Banknorth Garden (or FleetCenter) opened in 1995, season ticket sales have been capped. That means all season tickets for the loge and balcony sections are no longer available for the season.

More from Celtics.com:

The Boston Celtics announced today that individual game tickets for each Celtics home game will go on sale Friday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets by visiting Celtics.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX beginning at 1:00 p.m. that day. In order to ensure availability of individual game tickets, season ticket sales on loge and balcony level have been capped, marking the first time this has occurred since the opening of the TD Banknorth Garden in 1995.

As you may imagine, I’ll be at my computer Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. to (hopefully) purchase tickets to a few games…

Games I have in mind and why:

  • Nov 2, 8:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Wizards. This is opening night, and who wouldn’t want to be in attendance when the new-look C’s (9 new players) take on Gilbert Arenas and the Wizards. This should be a pretty good match-up, but they have no one to match our size with Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins up front. (Brendan Haywood??? Yeah, right.)
  • Nov 16, 7:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Heat. KG vs. Shaq. The Heat are one of the teams to beat in the East, so the C’s need to prove here that they can hang with and beat the 2005-06 NBA Champs.
  • Nov 23, 7:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Lakers. I would love to see this old rivalry rekindle. Some of it did rekindle in the off-season, when the Lakers feverishly pursued Garnett only to have the Celtics be the ones that nab him.
  • Dec 2, 12:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Cavs. It’ll be on a Sunday afternoon, which is nice. Also, more importantly, the Celtics will get their first look at the defending Eastern Conference champions. Other attractions include LeBron James and Anderson Varejao‘s hair.
  • Jan 25, 7:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Timberwolves. I mean, the T-wolves employ 7 former Celtics (8 if you count Kevin McHale). I think this game is a no-brainer to get tickets for and it will probably be the game I’ll go for first.
  • Jan 31, 8:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Mavericks. It will be the Celts first big test against the elite of the West. Despite embarrassment in the playoffs last season, the Mavs are still a great team.
  • Feb 10, 7:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Spurs. This is where we find out if the Celtics are the real deal. If they lay an egg against the Spurs at home, then there’s no hope to beat them in a seven-game series. The C’s could use this game as a spark to vault them deep into the playoffs.
  • March 26, 7:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Suns. This would be fun to watch. Running up and down the floor constantly all game. I’m guessing a 120-110 win for somebody.
  • March 30, 6:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Heat, again. Playing the Heat so early in the season is much different from playing the Heat in late March. In the last two seasons, the Heat have generally been hot during the second half. It could be a playoff preview.
  • April 16, 7:30 p.m. – Celtics vs. Nets. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Nets and C’s have similar records by the end of the season, so this either could serve as a tie-breaker for the division or a playoff series preview.

Honestly, if I could land one or two of those games I’d be extremely happy. Good luck to everyone in your pursuit of precious C’s tickets…

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