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2011-12 Knicks Preseason Schedule Announced

New York to Play Two Games Prior to Opening Day on Christmas

 

New York, NY (December 2, 2011) - The New York Knickerbockers announced today its 2011-12 preseason schedule, which includes two games – both against the New Jersey Nets.

The schedule is as follows:

DATE OPPONENT ARENA TIME
Dec. 17 New Jersey Nets Prudential Center 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 21 New Jersey Nets Madison Square Garden 7:30 p.m.

Earlier today, the NBA announced that the Knicks will open the 2011-12 regular season facing the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 25 at noon.

This season fans will see the completed first phase of the historic, three-year top-to-bottom Madison Square Garden Transformation. This includes a new lower bowl seating area, expanded Madison Concourse (sixth Floor), new Event Level Suites, Viewing Areas on the eight Floor and the West Balcony (10th Floor) with new amenities, and the new Delta Sky360 Club and 1879 Club presented by J.P. Morgan. Following the second offseason shutdown a new upper bowl seating area will debut, along with a new Garden Concourse (eighth Floor) and new Madison Suites and Madison Club. After the third, and final, offseason shutdown, in Fall 2013 fans will see a new Chase Square entrance, two new Chase Bridges, remodeled Garden Suites, restoration of the famed Garden ceiling, and a new state-of-the-art GardenVision center-hung scoreboard.

For Knicks ticket package information, call (877) NYK-HOOP or email seasonsubscriptions@msg.com. Individual tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks once the full schedule has been finalized. "Like" the Knicks on Facebook today for access to the individual ticket presale, and visit the team's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NYKnicks for ticket presale updates as they become available.

The NBA's New York Knickerbockers basketball team, starting its 66th year of operation is part of The Madison Square Garden Company, a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the company's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Connecticut Whale (AHL). MSG Sports also features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis, as well as MSG Action Sports, an action sports and lifestyle division. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from The Madison Square Garden Company's venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in The Madison Square Garden Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues include: Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

Contacts:
Jonathan Supranowitz
212-465-6243
jonathan.supranowitz@msg.com

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