BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics, in conjunction with Friends of Red, The City of Boston, Delaware North Companies and the MBTA, announced today that the North Station platform has been renamed the Red Auerbach Concourse to honor the late Celtic patriarch.
The dedication was made official today at a ceremony attended by members of Auerbach's family, Celtics All-Star captain Paul Pierce, coach Doc Rivers, members of the Celtics front office staff, legends and other dignitaries.
"Red Auerbach is a Boston icon and we are extremely happy that he will be remembered with the Red Auerbach concourse," President of Friends of Red Steward Grossman said.
The ceremony was held on the North Station concourse and was emceed by Comcast Sports Net's Celtics play-by-play duo Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn. Other speakers included Friends of Red President Stewart Grossman, Celtics Co-Owner and Managing Partner Stephen Pagliuca, and Delaware North Companies- Boston / TD Garden President John Wentzell.
As part of the ceremony speakers unveiled two new plaques -- one is in the shape of a Shamrock for good luck and the second is a sculpture of a famous photo of Red Auerbach.
There also will be new signage around the concourse with Red's famous signature and banners of Red hanging above the concourse.