Madison Square Garden Renovations (Part VI)
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09-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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I don't understand. On the one hand you are saying there's more work to be done...on the other you say there will be bad seats. GordonGecko commented on a view that looks to be terrible...are you saying the view will improve, or that he should just deal with it? And no reason for your head to explode about negative opinions. As long as you're happy with your seats why does it matter to you?
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With the lights on and in an actual game play environment, I think the view from that particular area will be modestly better than was shown in that picture.
With that being said, I'm also advising GordonGecko and several others in these threads who have repeatedly made negative remarks about changes in views from seats in selected 200s and 400s to accept that they will not be able to see the main scoreboard. No amount of commenting on an internet message board will change the plan or affect the future business decisions made by management in any way.
Some here make it sound like every seat in the 200s and 400s will be garbage, and I don't believe that will be the case when all is said and done. It seems to me that more like only several hundred seats will be affected. If 1000 seats are affected, that will be around 5.5% of total full attendance.
I'm sure most here who wanted a more contemporary game experience (myself included) would have preferred a new arena from the ground up like almost every other team in the NHL has gotten in the last 20 years, but the political reality of NYC has made that impossible. What we have instead is the gut renovation of an unloved relic with every attempt made to preserve the pre-construction seating capacity.
Some past complaining here (not all) has also had classist undercurrents that I can only call seriously unwelcome, and for what it's worth, I've attended games in person for 25 years and am a five-year season ticket holder in the 100s on the 8th Avenue side. I'm very happy with my seats and with the job that permits me to afford them, and I believe I am just as much of a hockey fan as someone sitting in any other area of the building.
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