Thursday night was something Rangers fans everywhere were looking forward to since April. While the game itself was was nothing to call home about, I was happy with how the
renovation transformation has gone so far.
- One thing the Rangers promised with the renovations was better sight lines. Prior to the renovation, my family's seats were in Section 112 Row A. Our new seats in Section 114 Row 15 appear to be in the exact same location. The problem with our seats in 112 was that the "Legends Box" blocked our view of the goal. The new sight lines eliminate this obstruction.
- The seats themselves are comfortable despite the slight decrease in leg room. Plus, they now have cup holders!
- The Madison Concourse is wide open and very bright. I feel that the crowdedness was caused in part by many of the concessions being closed. It forced long lines at the few that were actually open which made it hard for people to walk. Additionally, the people who normally would have been walking around the concourse between the purple seats and the 100s level last year no longer had that option.
- The new West Balcony was pretty cool. I didn't get a chance to watch the game from up there but the view was awesome. I'd love to watch a game from up there.
- The new concession stands will begin opening in mid November.
Pictures from the Home Opener after the jump: