The Knicks just announced that tonight's game against the Magic has been postponed "out of an abundance of caution" after debris fell into the arena during overnight maintenance that "included cleaning asbestos-related materials in the attic above the ceiling." No rescheduled date has been announced yet, and the Garden says that the venue will not reopen "until we are absolutely assured the Arena is safe." Read the complete press release below.
Following last night's Rangers game, during overnight maintenance of Madison Square Garden, which included cleaning asbestos-related materials in the attic above the ceiling, some debris fell into the Arena.
Out of an abundance of caution, and after consulting the NBA, we are postponing tonight's Knicks v. Magic game. We will be working with the city and independent experts, ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory, to evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action. As the safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, we will not reopen the Garden until we are absolutely assured the Arena is safe.
Ticketholders are advised to retain their tickets, and to go to nyknicks.com for rescheduling information. We will announce information about future events as soon as they have been determined.
Madison Square Garden apologizes for any inconvenience.