Yesterday, Madison Square Garden debuted the third and final phase of the arena’s three-year transformation process to the media. The Commercial Observer was on hand to view all of the latest additions to the venue, including the renovated Seventh Avenue entrance and the Chase Bridges. The Garden will open to fans tonight when the New York Knicks take on the Charlotte Bobcats in the team’s final preseason game. The New York Rangers will host the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Check out photos of the arena and Thursday’s media event after the jump.
Photos by Stephen Yang.
Madison Square Garden's renovated box office.
The newly renovated Seventh Avenue entrance at Madison Square Garden, dubbed Chase Square
MSG Network's Al Trautwig emcees the press conference with Jim Dolan, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Hank Ratner, Willis Reed and Mark Messier in attendance.
Miss Teen USA made an appearance on MSG's Blue Carpet.
Overlooking the newly renovated arena, including the state-of-the-art Gardenvision screen.
MSG's iconic ceiling was refurbished but otherwise left intact during the transformation. The newly installed Gardenvision features 3,400 square feet of LED area.
The renovation of the arena included the installation of larger, more comfortable seats in both the upper and lower bowls.
50 Cent was one of the many celebrities to make an appearance at the event.
One of two 600-square-foot screens installed on the ceiling of MSG's lobby.
The controversial Chase Bridges, suspended above the arena floor, will feature over 400 seats with a unique view of the action below.