Later this month, the world’s most famous arena will open its doors to fans for the first time since The Brothers gig on March 10, 2020 and the Big East Tournament on March 12, 2020.
The 10% capacity gatherings at MSG will not be for music, however, but rather for Knicks games beginning Feb. 23 and Rangers games beginning Feb. 26
As reads an official announcement, “We are thrilled to welcome fans back to Madison Square Garden, following the state’s decision to allow New York’s arenas to operate at 10% capacity. Our first events with fans will be New York Knicks and New York Rangers games, with Knicks beginning February 23 and Rangers beginning February 26. We want you to know that your health and safety remain our top priority, and we have worked closely with state and health officials to develop the strongest operating protocols with the goal of providing a safe and enjoyable experience.”
Of course, fans will be required to be socially distant, wear masks and offer proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attendance.
“While we’re not where we want to be yet – with every seat filled – this is an important first step,” the announcement continues. “We can’t wait until we’re able to welcome more people through our doors, and when that day comes, we look forward to sharing in unforgettable moments at The World’s Most Famous Arena with more of our passionate fans – we’ve missed you!”