Madison Square Garden is in the midst of a renovation process that is scheduled to be completed before the winter of 2013, resulting in an entirely upgraded arena experience for fans and players alike.
The upgrade is currently in its second stage, which involves renovating the upper bowl seating, 8th floor concourse, Madison club and suites, according the Garden website. All lower areas of the arena were completed last summer, during stage one.
The stage two construction is expected to be finished in time for the new NHL and NBA seasons to get underway just like last year, while St. John’s will play its first game there on December 8 against Fordham. The first college basketball event of the season will be the 2k Sports Classic in mid-November.
Following the completion of the NBA and NHL seasons, the final stage of construction will take place. This stage will involve the installation of the bridges overlooking the arena, the Budweiser Fan Deck, new scoreboard, and Chase Square.
MSGTransformation.com provides updates on the contruction throughout the summer so that fans can see what is going on in real time. The last update to the website was on June 20, when a time lapse video was posted showing the extent of the construction so far in 2012.