Photos from the ribbon cutting and unveiling of the completely transformed Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City on October 24, 2013. The Garden has been shutting down for four to five months every year for the past three years to finish the billion-dollar renovation, which also includes wider concourses, mores suites and comfortable new balcony seating. UPI/John Angelillo
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Former New York Knicks basketball player Willis Reed; Hank Ratner, president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company; Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo; Jim Dolan, president and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; and former New York Rangers hockey player Mark Messier sit on the stage for speeches before the ribbon cutting and unveiling of the completely transformed Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City on October 24, 2013. The Garden has been shutting down for four to five months every year for the past three years to finish the billion-dollar renovation, which also includes wider concourses, mores suites and comfortable new balcony seating. UPI/John Angelillo
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