10 Venues That Should Host The NHL All-Star Game

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: All-Star signage is seen at the PreGame
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: All-Star signage is seen at the PreGame /
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Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage
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8. Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY)

Opened: 1968

Capacity: 18,006 (Hockey)

ASG Hosted: 1973, 1994

Special Features: Aside from being the most famous arena in the world, MSG contains the Chase Bridges, which run parallel to the length of the event floor on the 10thfloor of the arena. There are also two 600-foot video screens.

Madison Square Garden, enough said. It’s the home to the New York Rangers has previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 1973 and 1994. Having hosted NHL Finals (1972 & 1994), NBA Finals (1972 & 1994), NBA All-Star Game (1998 and 2015), WNBA All-Star Games (1999, 2003, and 2006), UFC 205 and a plethora of historical events, it’s been 25 seasons since The Garden has hosted the All-Star Game.

Being as famous as it is, one would be led to believe that the exhibition game should be returning to MSG sooner than later. However, the league might not want to have two All-Star Games in New York in a short period of time and Belmont will inevitably get one fairly soon after opening.