Behind the Scenes at Tarrytown’s MSG Training Center

The MSG Training Center in Tarrytown is nondescript by design—they don’t want droves of fans lining the streets outside waiting for autographs. In fact, it’s so nondescript that we made several U-turns before we found the front entrance. Most passersby wouldn’t know that inside the blue-gray building is 105,000 square feet of practice, workout, lounge, and office space for three different professional sports teams. Aside from the two regulation-sized basketball courts and an ice rink, each team—the NBA’s Knicks, the WNBA’s Liberty, and the NHL’s Rangers—has its own wing of the building that includes an 1,800-square-foot weight room; locker room; steam room, whirlpool, and cold plunge; players’ lounge with leather sofas, massage chairs, 42” HD television, pool tables, and Ping-Pong table; video editing rooms; a tiered classroom with high-back theater seating; and coaches’ offices. 

Though the teams started practicing in the location in 2002, few people—other than employees and players—have found their way inside. Until now.