NY Lawmakers, AG Warn MSG Over its Continued Ban of Lawyers
Madison Square Garden and its CEO James Dolan continued to defy growing calls for it to stand down with its policy banning lawyers representing clients in litigation against it, despite new pressure from lawmakers and state Attorney General Letitia James this week. James specifically raised questions regarding the legality... Read more
Lawmakers, Privacy Advocates Slam MSG for “Weaponized” Biometric Data Use
Madison Square Garden has found itself in the crosshairs of both privacy advocates and lawmakers in New York over its use of facial recognition technology to keep certain individuals out of events at its venues. A coalition took the company, which operates numerous venues in New York and elsewhere,... Read more
MSG Under Fire for Use of Facial Recognition in Ban of Lawyers
Madison Square Garden’s crusade against any lawyer representing someone in proceedings against it has landed the entertainment company in the headlines again, this time for its usage of facial recognition software to kick a lawyer out of a venue – while she was there with a Girl Scout troop.... Read more
MSG Says Opposing Lawyers Still Banned, Despite Judge Ruling
Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) is continuing to ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from its events and venues, despite a judge saying they were breaking the law by doing so in a ruling issued this week. MSG, which manages the eponymous Madison Square Garden in... Read more
Judge Limits MSG’s Opposing Lawyer Ban; Appeal Planned
A New York judge ruled on Monday that Madison Square Garden Entertainment is limited in its ability ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from attending events in its venues. Despite Monday’s ruling, MSG indicated its plans to continue to ban lawyers engaged in litigation against them... Read more
MSG Bans Plaintiff Lawyers in Ticket Lawsuit From Events, Venues
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
Madison Square Garden Company Splits Into Two Entities
The Madison Square Garden Company has officially split into two entities, separating sports from entertainment. The spin-off was announced earlier this week, with the new entities now dubbed the Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. and the Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. MSG Sports began trading with the new symbol... Read more
WWE’s MSG Show Faces Sluggish Sales Ahead of Fall Event
WWE is returning to New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden later this year for the first time in a decade, however, the show’s sales are reportedly low. Live tapings of Raw and SmackDown Live will take place on September 9 and 10, which will be the first time... Read more
Misfits To Play Special MSG Halloween Show With Rancid, The Damned
The hardcore punk-rockers of the original Misfits will get spooky this fall for a one-off show at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden. The gig, which will take place on October 19, is dubbed as the band’s “hometown Halloween” show, since they formed in New Jersey and played... Read more
Jennifer Lopez Reschedules Show Following NYC Blackout
Over the weekend, parts of Manhattan, which is usually lit-up by florescent lights, went black due to a massive power outage. New Yorkers had to fend for themselves – some taking on the role of traffic workers or using flashlights to see on the streets – and event-goers were... Read more