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The Madison Square Garden Arena is currently undergoing a historic comprehensive three-year, top-to-bottom Transformation that will provide a significantly enhanced experience for customers, athletes, entertainers, fans, suite holders and partners from the first row to the last.
Work on the Transformation is underway, with the first two of three phases complete, and it will continue to be a year-round project sequenced to maximize construction efforts during the final offseason shutdown in 2013 after the Knicks and Rangers seasons conclude. The Garden will remain open for the Knicks and Rangers seasons.
The first phase of the Transformation debuted in fall 2011 and included a completely transformed lower bowl of the Arena, with new larger, more comfortable seating. The expanded Madison Concourse has new amenities for fans, including city views in select areas, additional restrooms and retail locations, and MSG Signature Collection exclusive food items from leading chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Andrew Carmellini, renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Aquagrill's chef and owner Jeremy Marshall, along with offerings from Carnegie Deli and Hill Country Barbecue. New open areas on the east and west side of the 8th floor and the West Balcony (10th floor) provide fans with direct views into the Arena bowl, as well as new seating, walkways and concession stands. The new Event Level Suites, Delta Sky360° Club and 1879 Club Presented by J.P. Morgan also debuted during the 2011-12 seasons.
The second phase of the Transformation focused on the upper level of the Arena and debuted in fall 2012. A completely new seating configuration in the upper bowl of the Arena offers larger, more comfortable seats and significantly improved sightlines as the incline for the upper bowl increases 17 degrees, moving fans seven to 10 feet, or nearly three rows, closer to the action. The new expanded Garden Concourse (8th floor) includes city views in select areas, additional restrooms and retail locations, and new first-class food and beverage options. Final work was completed on the Madison Concourse (6th floor), including the addition of two exhibits paying homage to The Garden's 133 year history. The "Garden 366" visual retrospective wraps the entire circumference of the Arena and showcases a moment in Garden history for every day of the year. The first 10 of 20 of The Garden's "Defining Moments" are commemorated on the Madison Concourse through special exhibits that feature photos, memorabilia and additional artifacts. The remaining 10 "Defining Moments" will be integrated into the Garden Concourse (8th floor) for debut in fall 2013. The new Lexus Madison Suite Level (7th floor) features 58 new Madison Level Suites, along with the new Madison Club presented by Foxwoods, both located as close as 23 rows away from the action. The Madison Club presented by Foxwoods is a new all-inclusive, membership-only club that includes access to more than 100 sporting events held at The Garden.
The third and final phase of the Transformation will be unveiled in fall 2013 when the two spectacular new Chase Bridges and the new expanded Chase Square entrance off 7th Avenue will debut. In addition, the final phase will include the new Budweiser Fan Deck (10th floor), state-of-the-art GardenVision center-hung scoreboard, 18 completely remodeled Garden Suites (9th floor) and a restoration of the iconic Garden ceiling.
With the first and second phases of the Transformation of Madison Square Garden complete, fans are experiencing a state-of-the-art venue that's as unforgettable as the moments that happen here.