NY Knicks Tickets At The Madison Square Garden
June 6, 1946. This is when the team, along with 10 other franchises began their lives at the formation of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the forerunner of the NBA. Two divisions, the East and the West were created with six teams, including the Knicks, in the Eastern Division. The Knicks played their inaugural game in the new league on November 1, 1946, beating the Toronto Huskies 68-66, in Toronto.The Knicks In The NBA
The NBA was formed with the merger of the BAA and the National Basketball League (NBL), prior to the 1949-50 season. With additional six teams from NBL, the NBA now had 17 teams in its league, with the NY Knicks still playing in the Eastern Division.
The following season, 1950-51, the Knicks reached their first NBA finals, losing 79-75 to the Rochester Royals. Subsequently, they reached the finals for two consecutive years, 1952 and 1953, but never won. The following years were lean years for the Knicks, right up to 1966, when they touched the bottom of the NBA’s Eastern Division.
The NY Knicks, however, salvaged their reputation by winning their first NBA Championship in 1970, beating the Los Angeles Lakers at the Madison Square Garden. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers again in 1973, to win their second NBA Championship. The intervening years produced mixed results, until the 1998-99 season, when the Knicks became the first team in the history of NBA to be seeded 8th and reach the finals. They, however, lost 78-77 to the San Antonio Spurs.
Unfortunately, today, though the highest paid in the league with a payroll of over $130 million, the Knicks are considered one of the worst teams in the NBA with a dismal 23-59 record in the 2005-06 season. The Arena
The Madison Square Garden is the home arena of the NY Knicks. The present MSG is the 4th garden of the series, with the first MSG opening on on May 31, 1879. This was demolished in 1889, and the MSG II opened on June 16, 1890. It had a seating capacity of 17,000. MSG III took just 249 days to build and opened on December 15, 1925. When the Knicks first started playing in the league, it had MSG III as its home arena, and it continued to be so until it closed down when the fourth MSG, located in midtown Manhattan, opened in February 1968. The Knicks then shifted base to the fourth Madison Square Garden.
The MSG is undoubtedly “The World’s Most Famous Arena” as it calls itself, and can seat 19,763 enthusiastic fans of the NY Knicks.
Diehard fans of the NY Knicks are always on the look out for the home games of the Knicks. NY Knicks tickets for the games at MSG are not easy to come by. When standing in the long lines at the arena is not an option, you can procure your NY Knicks tickets from Reedstickets, which is one of the few licensed ticket brokers who deal professionally.
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