After I posted renderings of the new MSG bridges the other day, I received numerous messages from season ticket holders who have been told by their ticket reps that the newly constructed bridges will obstruct the view of the new scoreboard starting with row 12 in section 200.
While the ice surface will not be obstructed, you can see by the below screen shots of the Rangers’ new 3D seat viewer sent to me from reader Chris S. that the scoreboard will be partially or completely blocked for hundreds of Rangers fans...
Row 19, Section 224
Last row, Section 224
Row 3, Section 224 looking up at bridges
At least MSG has the decency to put TVs behind the bridges for those in section 200 who will not be able to view the new scoreboard.
Here's where I would normally give my thoughts on the obstructed views, but I couldn't say it more perfect than reader jmacwilli did in the comments section of my previous post on the bridges...
"Even if the upper sections can still see the entire playing surface their view of the open arena will be lost. They (MSG executives) ignored the fact that fundamental to the experience of enjoying a game is the cavernous feel of the arena; the unencumbered view of "you among many". An arena is a bloody cathedral and they just split the view in half for hundreds if not thousands of people."
I'm confused.....i thought these bridges were running pararrel w/ the goal lines (one on each side only??? Are they running these bridges all the way around the rink or just perpendicular to the goal lines?
In my opinion I feel that they should have created a smaller 200's level and then have this new "level 10" connect with the upper bowl and have that be the 300s, would have had way less obstructed view seats. Part of the joy of the game is seeing the atmosphere of the arena after something happens, which has already been mentioned. Truly sad.
I don't see what's so special about these bridge. At first I thought they were an interesting idea before I found out they'll obstruct your view. What really stinks is the 200 sections are usually the loudest most for hard fans. All for a useless walkway
I have mentioned before I have a friend who plays for the Devs & from what he has told me in the past its not so stunning. I mentioned this in posts in the past as well. Russian players don't like long playoff runs cause it makes their summers at home shorter. Kovalchuk acted like it was a "burden" on him when the made the run to the Finals cause he wanted to get home. He really irritated alot of his teamates during the Finals cause they saw his lack of production as lack of caring. My friend who never ever criticizes teamates or OPPONENTS (Torts) being the exception to that rule was critical of him. Note Lamoriello's coment that he has had discussions with him for the past year. He wanted to retire last year but Lamoriello laid a guilt trip on him & he came back. Basically every year its a struggle for Kovalchuk to come back from Russia. He really hates leaving. I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back in a few months or a year after he misses the game.
Its a score board get over it! You go to the game to watch the players play not to stare at numbers on a scoreboard. Whole big deal out of nothing.
this is definitely happening? it seemed really cool when i first heard of it, but now it's not sounding that great ...
My seats are in 210, row 14. I am really hoping that I will still be able to see the scoreboard, but I am not optimistic.
So you can only see the retired jersey numbers now if you pay for the lower seats? Great job MSG architects!
The bridges don't belong. Not only will they obstruct the view of the fans in the upper rows, they will also mar the iconic ceiling.
Where can I find this seat viewer? I have season tickets and want to see if I'm getting screwed. Link?
This is probably a good time to remind people that the Islanders are going to have their jumbotron hanging in the middle of one of the offensive zones and won't have seats behind one of the goals. Things can always be worse!
I think this bridge thing is such a gimick. do real fans want to be walking/sitting on this thing on a regular basis? no. neither the knicks with 20000ish seats or the rangers with 18,500 seats need this. the rangers sellout every game! it's not like we're the Florida Panthers. we don't need these kind of gimicks. this is the greatest sports arena for a reason...the fans. for years the garden was in ill repair and it was still the greatest arena in North America if not the world. stupidity and greed fueled this decision.
@JustinRP37 It is. Unreal. Assuming they'll get hit with recapture penalty from new CBA.
@KevinDeLury Someone here was talking about how good the Devils were going to be next year. Scratch that.
@AG_Blue You are a bad man...
? If true. Great offseason, don't really care about zucc. If we extend hank we took care of business and picked up pouliot who i think could be a nice surprise.
@AG_Blue Where did you see that?
@AG_Blue Everything about this renovation SOUNDED cool, until they did it. I want the old garden back.
@gravey94 Item 654 on the list of reasons why the new renovation has nothing to do with the real fans.
@gravey94 Wow, didn't realize that. Unreal.
@lundysjock But I like sitting with other fans, not by myself.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Totally agree, it is completely brutal to buy tickets anywhere below nosebleed and every year the tickets get more expensive. Now they're going to both raise prices and make the "inexpensive" seats far less enjoyable to see a game from. Brutal. Thank you fans my ass.
Sorry, I'm totally kidding. Hope I didn't get you too worked up. I was trying to stir up a ruckus. I think Josh knew I was joshing. Fans are searching their sources now and not finding a damn thing. It's only been up a short while, but not even a nibble. These Rangers fans won't be taken so easily.
i thought you "Liked" my post 'cause you knew I was messing with you ... there's no way I would have that information before you! Hahaha