"From inside the arena bowl, the only noticeable difference is the new seats in the lower section, which are larger and cushier and a darker blue color. The upper deck renovations scheduled for next summer will significantly change the feel of the inside because the upper seats will be much closer to the playing surface. After Year 3, two catwalks will hang over the floor as well, with seating and a walkway for fans."It had. been said that MSG would be unrecognizable.
MSG Company President Hank Ratner says that the idea was to keep the feel of the old MSG:
“What we set out to do is keep the magic of the Garden, the feel of the Garden, but to build a whole new arena.”The idea of keeping the Madison Square Garden mystique has been talked about before.
Andrew Gross has said that the capacity for hockey will be about the same but that includes the seats that will be on the bridges. There should be 1,000 fewer seats between the upper and lower bowls combined.
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It is exciting. I hope that those of you who are lucky enough to be going to the home opener take lots of pictures and send them my way. I likely won't get there until the following weekend, but I can't wait.