Madison Square Garden Set to Reopen

Facility to feature new Chase Bridges seating
By Petr Svab
Petr Svab
Petr Svab
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Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.
October 14, 2013 Updated: October 8, 2018

NEW YORK—Madison Square Garden (MSG) is almost ready to open after major reconstruction, and several images of its new suspended terraces called Chase Bridges have been released.

The two platforms, fixed to the ceiling by steel tube hangers, are 233 feet long and together offer seating for 430. According to the MSG press release, the structures, with a combined weight of 662 tons, are a tribute to New York’s suspension bridges.

Based on the photos, the seating is situated on the north and south sides of the hall above the balconies and is protected by glass panels.

Home of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden will open on Oct. 25, after the last phase of its $1 billion renovation project is completed.

The seats on the Bridges will be available for both Knicks and Rangers games and, depending on the setup, for concerts and other events.

Update: Transformed Madison Square Garden – Better Than Ever.

Petr Svab
reporter
Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.