Nov 19 2013

Watching a Hockey Game at Madison Square Garden

Is it better to sit up close behind the goal, or further away near center ice?


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  1. 1

    While I’ve never taken in a game at MSG specifically, I much prefer the view from near center ice. I find it more difficult to follow/appreciate action at the opposite end of the rink when you sit behind one of the goals.

  2. 2

    Center ice. I’ve never been to MSG but in most arenas the view from goalside is just not as good (and sometimes partially obstructed).

  3. 3

    Centre Ice (Hockey is Canadian Eh, lets use proper English) and at least 10-15 rows up. Lower is no good because you can’t see the corners well.
    Barring Centre Ice, pick your teams opponents Blue Line and a few rows higher. Good for watching the ‘attacking zone’ two thirds of the game.

  4. 4

    I’d go for centre ice since you want to see the whole game and take it all in :)

    I’m enviuos of you going to MSG! It’s supposedly AWESOME now when it’s been renovated and all. I mean, it was pretty awesome before renovation…. which team is your fave?

  5. 5

    As an undergrad I went to a school that had a Division I team, and the student section was behind the goal our team attacked for two of the three periods of regulation time. I learned to love the perspective from that point of view.

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    UnknownEric the Apostate

    It’s best to not watch the Rangers at all. ;)

  7. 7

    I prefer being a little outside of the blue line 20 or so rows back compared to center ice. I think you get better perspective that way.

  8. 8

    Why would anybody waste their time watching any of the height of stupidity sports?
    The idiocy of that is so far beyond me..I think I want my own planet to be far enough away from the idiots following a ball kicked or thrown around while trying ti inflict as much harm as possible to each other or hitting a defenseless little rubber thingy again with the ulterior motive to in the end clobber each other…

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    Good to see you’re not wasting your time commenting on a blog where sport is a regular topic. Carry on.

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    Re Suido @ #9

    Kraut is a Hun; nuf said.

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