Maybe I'm the only one, but I wouldn't mind a brand new arena.
I don't think anyone is really opposed to it. Just don't think it'll happen. I'm no expert on it, but too many politicians with their own agendas.
It would be a good idea, if they designed it right, and if they had the seats dimmed and ice lit up like they do now. With a similar ceiling. A high tech version of an old classic looking MSG would be nice.
I don't like how other arenas are so bright. I like how MSG dims the seats and the ice is lit up like on center stage.
I also like how you can stand above ice level on the walkway against the glass and look down onto the ice on the penalty box side of the rink.
There are some really unique characteristics at MSG that I would hope they carry over to a new arena if they ever build one.
Considering that it is asbestos-related, it's not out of the realm of possibility that the Garden won't be available to the Knicks in time for Friday's game against the Wizards
I don't know very much about this topic, but what I do know is that these sort of cleanups can take a while. I suppose it's all dependent on how contaminated the arena is. Could you imagine having to clear the entire bowl? What **** show that would be.
First of all, MSG needs to take precautions, regardless of whether or not people think that they breathe this stuff in all the time, yes it would take a lot of contamination to truly effect our daily lives, but in order to clean it up they need to follow certain procedures.
Second, I'm sure they will be trying their hardest to have the arena ready by the weekend, but we shall see, i know it takes time to get rid of.
Third, it turns into an environmental factor. Also if that one piece fell, they need to check how stable the rest of the ceiling is before re-opening the arena. The rest of the ceiling could be just as unstable, but just hasnt fallen yet.
All in all, as long as they get it done and it is safe to be there, then im hoping i can get there for sundays game.
Maybe this is leads to a better name for the Anisimov-Callahan-Dubinsky line. Since they're so awesome they can knock asbestos out of the ceiling of the Garden maybe they should be called The Asbestos Line.
An NBA official, who requested anonymity because he is not at liberty to speak for the Knicks or Devils, who manage the arena, said that MSG operations firmly believes it will resolve the Garden problem "very soon," and that last night’s Knicks-Orlando cancelled game will be the only event that requires rescheduling.
“They believe they can get this cleaned up by Wednesday, and they won’t have to move any games – they'll just have to reschedule the Magic game,” the official said. “But if it gets on past Thursday, the Knicks said they’ll get back to the people in Newark.”