Madison Square Garden Renovations (Part V)
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07-10-2013, 01:18 PM
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I'm sure this has been said already, so I apologize for the regurgitation..but here's my issue. You have this tool bag Ratner saying in the Fox Video clip, "People are going to be blown away by the clarity of the video and the size of the board" and the how they're restoring the Garden's famous ceiling and a lot of people aren't even going to be able to see them. I mean I know I know I'm there to watch the event, but when I'm in an arena or stadium, I look at my surroundings. That's just how I am. And when I'm at a hockey game, I LOOK at the jumbotron, and when I'm in the Garden in particular, I actually LOOK at that ceiling. It's like going to Fenway to see the Green Monster or going to Wrigley and to see the Ivy. It's part of the experience for me. And depending on where I sit now in MSG, I could have both of those taken away from me, and I have an issue with that. And it's easy to say, "Oh, well then buy different seats." At that place? I'm lucky I can afford the "cheap" seats. I'm happy with all the other renovations and I really do think this puts MSG on par with all the newer arenas and stuff, but the bridges are just unnecessary to me.
Totally understandable and I agree -
Has anyone figured out how many rows are actually compromised up there?
I think MSG/Dolan/Ratner, etc. gravitated to the fact that MSG would be the only arena featuring bridges/catwalks and didn't really think about the fan experience in a few rows near the top. (no surprise there).
I also think it will allow the media to get some pretty unique photography angles that we haven't seen before. I read somewhere that one bridge will be open to the fans and the other for media only? If so, thats even more of a waste. Would be better if it was just a curtained off section in the middle or a camera well.
Here's another option - If you buy seats in any compromised rows you should be given preferential access to the bridge (specifically the best parts, if there are any) if you choose to do so. It should state that on the ticket somewhere. That way youll be ON the bridge instead of being blocked by it - if it becomes such an issue. (Or wil lthe bridge seating be sold separately? - seems like a lot of seats are going to be up there)
Also - will there be a Power-Ring type screen attached to the bridges on either side of it?
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