Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Madison Square Garden to Slow for Construction

In the May 5th edition of the New York Times, Richard Sandomir, wrote an article regarding renovations to the worlds most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Over the next three summers MSG will be getting a make-over. The renovation will cost $775 million to $850 million, which is being paid without any government aid. Each summer, the garden will make some improvements until the project is complete in 2013. Some of the new amenities at MSG will include twenty event level suites, upper level seating that is closer to the action, and a massive scoreboard. The renovations are expected to generate the equivalent of 1,300 full-time jobs during construction.

These renovations sound like they are going to be quite luxurious. The interior of Madison Square Garden will be revamped but I hope they do not change the interior too much because MSG has a great atmosphere and is very easy to navigate. I believe the designers will be able to keep the current feel MSG has, but update it with more recent technology. As it currently stands, MSG is one of the best places to see a live sporting event or concert, but after these changes are complete, I believe it will become even better.


  1. I agree. I've been to MSG also and it is an awesome place to see sports and concerts. I think the changes can only make it look better. Also, these renovations will help by opening about 1,300 jobs in these tough times right now.

  2. Something tells me that they are actually doing this, to compete with the new Barclay's Center being developed in Brooklyn. Looks like we have a nice little arena rivalry on our hands.