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Sensory Room at The Garden Joins Similar Rooms at Sphere and Radio City Music Hall As Part of the MSG Family of Companies’ Commitment to Expanding Accessibility Across its Portfolio of Venues

NEW YORK (April 10, 2024) – Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (“MSG Entertainment”) announced today the opening of a sensory room at Madison Square Garden for guests with sensory processing needs. The Aaron & Samantha Judge Sensory Room was created in partnership with KultureCity, the world’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities and sensory needs, and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and his wife Samantha, who is a KultureCity Board Member. The sensory room at The Garden joins similar rooms at Sphere and Radio City Music Hall as part of the MSG Family of Companies’ commitment to expanding accessibility for all guests across its portfolio of renowned venues.

“The MSG Family of Companies is committed to ensuring that all guests feel welcome and comfortable at our venues,” said James Claffey, Executive Vice President, Venue Management, MSG Entertainment. “We are proud to partner with KultureCity, and Aaron and Samantha Judge, to open The Garden’s sensory room, as we continue to expand our accessible offerings and create inclusive spaces for our guests at our venues across the country.”

“KultureCity is an organization very close to our hearts, and we are thrilled to be able to expand their impact by endowing the sensory room at The World’s Most Famous Arena,” said Aaron and Samantha Judge.

The new sensory room at The Garden is thoughtfully designed to accommodate a variety of sensory needs, incorporating elements such as adjustable lighting, calming visuals, and comfortable seating. A range of sensory tools and equipment such as bubble walls, Yogibo bean bags, Nunoerin sparkle, and tactile objects are available to create a personalized and calming experience. The sensory room is designed to be fully accessible, including for wheelchair users, accommodating individuals of all abilities and ages.

The MSG Family of Companies first partnered with KultureCity in 2019. The sensory room at Madison Square Garden joins sensory rooms at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and Sphere, the next-generation entertainment medium in Las Vegas. Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Sphere are all KultureCity certified venues, which means the guest-facing staff at all three venues have completed KultureCity training. At all events across the Companies’ portfolio of venues, which also includes the Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, guests may request sensory bags containing special KultureCity VIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones, and other resources.

For more information on the Aaron & Samantha Judge Sensory Room at Madison Square Garden and other accessibility services at The Garden, please visit the Accessibility Services FAQ page.