The Deal That Brought The Knicks’ D-League Team To Westchester

Breaking down the numbers.

In early March, the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), which owns the Knicks, announced that it had purchased the rights to an NBA D-League team that will play its home games at the Westchester County Center. While it’s the 18th team in the league (which is the NBA’s ‘minor leagues,’ if you will), it’ll be just the seventh to be fully owned and operated by an NBA team. It’s an exciting announcement for fans, who can now watch elite-level basketball close to home for just $12 a ticket when the season starts next November. But, it’s perhaps even more exciting for the county’s bottom line. Below, we break down the important numbers of the deal. 


years in the license agreement, with option to renew


home games to be played at the County Center


base fee MSG will pay the county per season, plus any overtime incurred


maximum capacity of the County Center


the amount MSG will pay the county per game


in potential earnings per year from the county’s percentage of food, parking, advertising, and concessions 


increase per year on what the county will be paid per game


the amount the county will be paid per game for utilities costs





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