Madison Square Garden is known as the World’s Most Famous Arena, and it’s mid-court tunnel entrance is perhaps the most iconic feature. The tunnel is were “The Captain” Willis Reed hobbled out from to help propel his Knicks to a Finals win.The tunnel was also host to many brawls that resulted in bloody towels and long suspensions by the league office.
More recently, Carmelo Anthony made his Knicks debut in grand fashion and the tunnel was decorated for an inspiring entrance.
However, with the new $850 million renovation of MSG, the historic mid-court tunnel will be pushed aside for more court-side seats. Now the Knicks will enter the court from a corner tunnel like the other NBA teams.
Carmelo Anthony’s introduction
Willis Reed’s emotional entrance