Madison Square Garden Must Relocate

GodfatherIt’s not personal. It’s just business.

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to force the relocation of Madison Square Garden by 2023 due to required renovations to Penn Station, a transportation hub that operates beneath the landmark arena. Half a million travelers pass through Penn Station every day – cha-ching! This was a business decision for the City with critical infrastructure and big time money ruling the day.

What’s Next?

Madison Square Garden officials have several options, with the most obvious being a search for a new site.  If they don’t find a location that makes business sense, they could reapply to extend the current permit once it expires. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is another option. But the NBA Knicks and Nets and NHL Islanders and Rangers all sharing the same arena?  That seems like a recipe for war.

What’s the best location for a new Madison Square Garden?  Leave a comment

About Fly Fish Rapport

Fly Fisherman. Dad. Non-fishing wife. Two objective kids. Time-constrained. Constructive liar. Writing, fly fishing-themed beers and sports ease my pain.

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