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2016-17 New York Rangers Yearbook

1995: Knicks and Rangers locker room areas are further renovated and expanded, including increased player/ locker space, expanded training and X-ray facilities and individual offices for all coaches. 2000: Ongoing improvement program in the new century features “GardenVision” upgraded to HD format, making it the first indoor arena to feature HD playback. 2007: LED and Matrix center scoreboard and side out-of-town boards installed. The Garden Transformed On October 25, 2013, Madison Square Garden began a new chapter in its celebrated history, with the completion of its three-year Transformation. The unprecedented project, which required 2.6 million man hours of labor, touched every aspect of the Arena, significantly enhancing the experience of customers, athletes, entertainers, suite holders and marketing partners, from the first row to the last. The Transformed Garden ensures that the World’s Most Famous Arena will continue to attract the historic, unforgettable events for which it has been known throughout its history, while also elevating the total customer experience. Patrons now have access to a full list of amenities including: improved sightlines; additional entertainment and dining options; new concourses; upgraded hospitality areas; new technology; and a completely transformed interior, which was carefully planned to maintain the unique intimacy of the Arena bowl and The Garden’s world famous ceiling. Specific highlights include: • The new Chase Square Seventh Avenue entrance, which is nearly double in size of the previous entrance and features interactive kiosks, retail space and a broadcast area, along with an area dedicated to celebrating the efforts of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity supported by MSG; • Public concourses that are double or triple in width, some with spectacular city views; • A wide new selection of food and beverage options, including exclusive food offerings from our MSG Signature Collection, featuring some of New York’s top chefs; • Improved upper bowl sightlines that put patrons more than 17 degrees closer to the action; • New Chase bridges that provide one-of-a-kind views of the arena floor and offer a unique perspective for fans; • State of the art lighting, sound and LED video systems in high definition and new fiber-optic cabling throughout the building; • Improved locker rooms, dressing rooms, green rooms and production offices; • Additional restrooms with 50 percent more capacity; • Unique exhibits celebrating the Garden’s stories history, including the Garden 366 visual retrospective and the Defining Moments Exhibit on the Madison and Concourse levels; and


2016-17 New York Rangers Yearbook
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