Original Post: As Madison Square Garden reopens on Thursday for the Rangers home opener, one of the most talked about features of the new MSG won't be premiering.
The sky bridges that will run across the top of the building and conncect the two party decks will not be added until the third year of the renovation.
Hank Ratner told ESPNNY that the bridges will help out the people sitting in the upper decks as well as give people another view of the game.
"They will be unique to MSG," Ratner said. “It was easy for me to come up with the idea, but the architects might disagree (laughs). The bridges are quite an architectural feat and we’re quite excited about them. They will enhance the viewing in the upper bowl because they will have monitors and ribbon boards providing more information."Ratner has previously said "It’s like no other viewing experience in professional sports.”
I love the idea of the bridge serving as another scoreboard for the people in the upper deck and giving them monitors to look at as well. It is hard to tell if it will interfere and obstruct someones view of Gardenvision, but that may just depend on the seat. That could also be why they are putting monitors on the bridge.