Boston City Hall Plaza

Boston City Hall Plaza

Boston City Hall Plaza History

Boston City Hall Plaza was designed in 1962 as a public space to accompany the adjacent new City Hall. Both City Hall and City Hall Plaza were constructed between 1963 and 1968. The idea was to place the new City hall on the old site of Scollay Square which had become one of the seedier parts of the city. The idea was successful and it reinvigorated the immediate area, however City Hall Plaza has come under some scrutiny since its inception due to it not being an ideal place for public gatherings since it is too cold and wet in the winter and too hot and dry in the summer. Plans got underway to redesign both the plaza and City Hall in 2011 in response to the criticisms.

Boston City Hall Plaza Events

Boston City Hall Plaza has carved out a reputation in Boston as a premier venue that hosts a great variety of events, and people love to pack into this plaza to be entertained. Every year this venue holds the Boston Calling Music Festival, a three-day event that features some incredible musical artists. 2014's festival is set to hit Boston City Hall Plaza from September 5th to September 7th. This year's event will feature acts like The National, The Replacements, Neutral Milk Hotel and more. This is the biggest event of the year at this venue, and you won't regret it if you check it out in person.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston City Hall Plaza is, of course, located in Boston, MA. Boston is one of the most populous cities in the United States and is brimming with things to do. The city boasts an incredible active and varied music, comedy, and theater scene which offers quality entertainment any night of the week in rock clubs, theaters, and pubs. Of course there is plenty of history in Boston as well, a simple walk along the Freedom Trail will show you several of the most significant moments that led up to and occurred during the American Revolution. Of course, Boston is also known as one of the best sports towns in the country. If you are in the city at the right time of year catching a Red Sox game at the historic Fenway Park is a must, however Boston is also home to the Boston Celtics, one of the winningest franchises in the history of the NBA, and the Boston Bruins of the NHL. The NFL's New England Patriots play just up the road in Foxborough, and there are also countless local universities who compete in the highest level of college athletics.

Boston City Hall Plaza Seating Layout

Boston City Hall Plaza is a big open space located adjacent to City Hall that invites all people in Boston to participate in events in the area. There is no assigned seating or chairs, so any event is always general admission, allowing patrons to mix and mingle and maybe make some new friends at the event. The atmosphere at this venue is always fantastic, making this a top-notch place to see an event.

Boston City Hall Plaza Trivia

What was formerly located at the site of Boston City Hall Plaza?

The answer is Scollay Square.

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May 22, 2015 1:00 PM
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