Madison Square Garden, ‘the world’s most famous arena’ is set to re-open to full capacity on June 20th.
The landmark occasion will see the Foo Fighters take the stage at the venue affectionately known as ‘the garden.’ The gig will be the first show to be presented by MSG in more than 460 days.
The arena which serves as the home of the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks, has been operating at a limited capacity in recent months as sports organisations look to return to normal.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to cancel two planned events due to take place at their traditional home. The company was due to run a house show at the arena in March 2020 which was eventually cancelled. While their traditional post-Christmas event also fell by the wayside.
New Japan Pro Wrestling were also due to present their first ever ‘Wrestling Dynasty’ event from the arena in August 2020.
Madison Square Garden has long been the spiritual home of WWE. It was the company’s home base for much of their rise to prominence and is still revered to this day.
The arena has hosted three WrestleMania’s, more than any other venue, alongside numerous other noteworthy events. The famous building saw the 2000 Royal Rumble, Triple H’s return from injury in 2001 and multiple other pay-per-views.
WWE are yet to announce their return to the venue, but details are expected to follow in due course.