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Lundqvist views MSG Transformation

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped by Madison Square Garden to check out the progress on the Transformation before heading back to Sweden for the summer to get ready for his wedding. 

He spoke to construction workers, stood in the space that was formerly the Rangers locker room and toured the Arena to see what the new concourses and suites will look like.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist surveys the scene as The Garden undergoes its Transformation. Lundqvist and the Rangers look forward to a return to MSG after opening the season in Europe.
The entire Rangers team will be coming to Sweden in late September where they will play exhibition games in Lundqvist’s hometown of Gothenburg and then open the season with two games in Stockholm in October.

When Lundqvist and the Rangers return to The Garden in the Fall, the lower bowl of the arena will be completely transformed, featuring a variety of new amenities for fans, including the new expanded Madison Concourse with city views, new Event Level Suites and Delta Sky360 Club, new locker rooms, and a variety of new food and beverage selections.

There are currently 1,000 construction workers working daily to get the building ready for the start of the Rangers and Knicks seasons.

Work on the Madison Square Garden Transformation will continue to be a year-round project, sequenced to maximize construction efforts during the summer months of 2011, 2012, and 2013 when The Garden will be shutdown.

The building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility that lives up to its iconic stature, while preserving The Garden’s great history and distinctive architecture. For more information on the MSG Transformation, visit to see a complete timeline of the project, get up to the minute construction updates and have a chance to share your favorite MSG memories.
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