Madison Square Garden Gets a Make-Over

The home of the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty is getting a top-to-bottom fix-up and taxpayers won’t be footing the bill.

More renderings of the new and improved Madison Square Garden were unveiled today. The renovations aim to enhance the game and show watching experience for customers.

The renovations will be done in phases -- mostly during the summer months -- to minimize disruptions. The Rangers and Knicks take up much of the Garden's calendar from October through April. May and June haven't really caused many scheduling problems in recent years; those are the months when the NHL and NBA playoffs are contested.

The face-lift includes a new entrance, new concourses, more bathrooms, more food and beverage choices and larger, more comfortable seats.

MSG said the changes will be state-of-the-art while maintaining the intimacy of the storied arena. Renovations also will pay homage to the facility’s great history.

The lower bowl is expected to be ready for the 2011-2012 seasons, and the upper level should be completed the following year.

The renovations are being paid for entirely by Madison Square Garden.

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