For generations now, Rangers fans have been known throughout the New York area for their passion and undying loyalty to the team.
Since the end of October 2005, there has been no greater indication of this special bond than the remarkable Madison Square Garden sellout streak for Rangers games – a streak that reaches 150 games at 12:30 p.m. today, when the Blueshirts face the Philadelphia Flyers at MSG.
The last time the Rangers did not sell out a home game was vs. Montreal on Halloween 2005. That particular game drew 17,697 fans. Since then, for 150 consecutive games, attendance has been at the capacity of 18,200 per game.
Among the New York area’s nine major-league pro sports teams in baseball, football, basketball and hockey, only the two NFL teams, the Giants and Jets, are in the midst of longer active sellout streaks than the Blueshirts.
The streak is a testimony to the greatness of our fans, and today, the entire New York Rangers organization says thank you to the Garden Faithful, who year after year make MSG both a scary place for opponents and the greatest place in the world for their beloved Blueshirts.