An Inside Look at Madison Square Garden’s New Renovations

The most famous arena in the world, Madison Square Garden, has been working on a lengthy renovation over the past three years in order to upgrade the 45-year old facility.  Premium suites have been added, the sections have been re-numbered, and viewing lines and general customer satisfaction seems to have improved.  Their three year renovation has finally been completed so the Madison Square Garden you walk into this year will be the final picture in the renovation puzzle.

While this massive overhaul will certainly improve your next experience at the Garden, the change is a bit overwhelming when it comes to purchasing the right ticket for your next MSG event.  ‘I use to sit in Section 221, what section is that now’? ‘What are the bar stool seats and where are they located’? ‘What are the West Balcony seats and is it worth the price of the ticket’?  These are only a few of the questions Knicks, Rangers, and concert fans have for the new Garden, and only a few of the questions answered in this stupendous piece by TickPick on the Madison Square Garden Seating Chart.

The blog article goes in great detail on the changes and adaptations created due to the renovations, including in-depth seating charts for the Knicks, Rangers, and concert setups.  TickPick breaks down the number of rows in each section, how the rows are numbered, and any other additional seating wrinkles, such as where the club and premium seating is located and where the team benches are in regards to actual seating.  You can hover over each of the seating charts for additional information or expand it into a larger window.  There are also links provided for 3D viewing charts from the Knicks and Rangers websites.

The best aspect about TickPick’s piece is undoubtedly the section that offers “tips to help you decide which seats to buy.”  The author (and owner of TickPick) Brett Goldberg adds helpful hints about every different seating level in the Garden.  For example, for those who didn’t know, the first row of every 200 level has a television which can be viewed comfortably all the way into the fifth row.  It’s these types of tidbits that can really help you optimize your buying and viewing experience for an event at the Garden.

Brett also provides his personal opinion on the best seating in the house, claiming the aforementioned West Balcony seats are his personal preference.  He includes a picture of the West Balcony and some further information regarding the concessions and space behind the seating.

TickPick’s blog piece is a must-read for any fan looking to attend a game or concert soon.  You’ll be able to make a much more informed decision when poring through the thousands of ticket listings available.  The Knicks and Rangers seasons are right around the corner so check out the TickPick blog and grab some tickets so you can enjoy the newly renovated Madison Square Garden!