Madison Square Garden Named Nation's "Coolest" Arena by Rolling Stone

Madison Square Garden Named Nation's "Coolest" Arena by Rolling Stone

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Madison Square Garden has been
named the "coolest" arena in the United States by Rolling Stone. The magazine
polled twenty-six top industry insiders and musicians who voted on the
nation's "coolest" venues for the last installment of their five-part online
series on "Venues that Rock" that posted in September.

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"It is very exciting to have been named the 'coolest' venue in America by
music industry insiders in Rolling Stone magazine," said Melissa Ormond,
president of Madison Square Garden Entertainment. "The Garden is an iconic
venue that has hosted many of the most magical and defining moments in sports
and entertainment history. When The Garden re-opens this month after a
three-year, $1 billion top-to-bottom Transformation, The World's Most Famous
Arena will be even 'cooler', for Artists and fans alike."

The final phase of the Transformation will result in an all new Chase Square
7th Avenue entrance that is nearly double in size and features interactive
zones, retail locations, box office and a broadcast location; two new Chase
Bridges suspended above the Arena floor for a one-of-a-kind view of the
action; a new EIGHTEEN/76 Balcony on the 10th floor offering a selection of
new food and beverage options and a unique social gathering space with direct
views into the Arena bowl; a new state-of-the-art GardenVision scoreboard; and
a new Signature Suite Level on the 9^th floor featuring 18 completely
remodeled suites with "center stage" views for concerts.

Music agent Dennis Arfa stated in the article that, "there aren't many venues
that make a difference, but the Garden does."

Madison Square Garden has an unprecedented 134-year legacy and has embraced
generations of fans worldwide who have come to express their pride and passion
for teams, athletes, performers and statesmen at the thousands of historic
events that have taken place at "The World's Most Famous Arena." Madison
Square Garden traditionally hosts more than 400 events annually, attended by
over four million fans. The renowned history of The Garden has included
countless memorable moments and the biggest names in music make The Garden a
"must-stop." Artists come to MSG to make history and break records—Elton John
holds the record for greatest number of appearances with 62 shows, soon to be
64 as he will return this December for another two memorable performances and
famed New Yorker Billy Joel, holds the record for "Longest Run By A Single
Artist" with 12 sold-out performances. Countless contemporary artists—from
Katy Perry to Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber to One Direction—talk about
performing at MSG as being a "dream come true" in interviews, on-stage, in
song lyrics and on their social handles. It's the pinnacle of an artist's
career to play The Garden and the magic of the venue transcends generations.


1) Madison Square Garden 6) Bridgestone Arena
2) Wrigley Field         7) KFC Yum! Center
3) Fenway Park           8) Staples Center
4) Barclays Center       9) Philips Arena
5) Yankee Stadium        10) MetLife Stadium

About The Madison Square Garden Company:

The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully-integrated sports, media and
entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments:
MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned
to work together to drive the Company's overall business, which is built on a
foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates,
produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and
other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports
franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New
York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also
features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including
professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is
a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution
platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG
Media's television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network
and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks; and Fuse, a national
television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks also include
high-definition channels, MSG HD and MSG+ HD, and Fuse includes its
high-definition channel, Fuse HD. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's
leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or
presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts
other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special
events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of
Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music
Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and
the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at

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CONTACT: Mikyl Cordova / MSG Entertainment

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