Maintenance was being performed at Madison Square Garden following Monday’s New York Rangers game which included “cleaning asbestos-related materials in the attic above the ceiling,” according to the team. Some debris fell into the arena.
After consulting with the NBA, the Knicks decided to postpone the game for safety reasons. They said they will work with experts to determine when the arena can reopen.
“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,” the team said in a statement.
No makeup date has been announced. MSG said it would announce information about future events once details are finalized.