USA VS. HONDURAS WORLD CUP SOCCER QUALIFIER VIEWING PARTY TO BE HELD AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 Hosted by Soccer Legend Shep Messing New York, NY, October 1, 2009 – For the first time in its history, Madison Square Garden will host a World Cup Soccer Qualifier viewing party, it was announced today. Madison Square Garden and Integrated Sports Media have partnered to bring a unique World Cup Soccer viewing party to New York City for the USA vs. Honduras match on Saturday, October 10. Soccer fans can watch the closed-circuit game coverage on more than 30 TVs, including a 105” plasma screen in the Play By Play Sports Bar and Restaurant, beginning at 9:00 pm. "We are thrilled to bring the excitement of World Cup Soccer to New York City with our first ever viewing party at Madison Square Garden," said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, Madison Square Garden Sports Properties. "This game is only available on closed-circuit TV and Madison Square Garden will be one of only a few places in New York City where fans can gather to watch this crucial game." “Integrated Sports Media is excited to be able to make the match available to U.S. National team fans at Madison Square Garden, a legendary and iconic venue which has hosted so many historical events,” said Integrated Sports Media President, Doug Jacobs. Tickets for the USA vs. Honduras viewing party go on sale on Friday, October 2 at noon and will be priced at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.thegarden.com. The United States, which has yet to clinch a spot in next year’s World Cup in South Africa, currently leads Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) qualifying with 16 points. Honduras is currently in third place in the competition with 13 points. The top three teams will qualify and the fourth team will face the fifth place South American team in a two-leg playoff. With a victory on October 10, Team USA would clinch a World Cup spot. The critical USA vs. Honduras World Cup Qualifier will NOT be available on any broadcast television or residential Pay-Per-View and can only be seen via closed-circuit television. Fans in attendance will also gain access to a special autograph session featuring viewing party host and legendary soccer player, Shep Messing, who currently serves as MSG’s soccer analyst for all New York Red Bulls telecasts on MSG. USA vs. Honduras Viewing Party Schedule: 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET – Doors open/Autograph session 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST – Pre-Game Broadcast 10:00 p.m. ET – USA v. Honduras Closed Circuit screening About MSG Sports Properties MSG Sports Properties, which includes world championship boxing, college basketball, tennis, track & field, and all other sports events is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P. which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre, as well as an exclusive co-booking agreement with the venerable Wang Theatre in Boston; and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; MSG Media, which is comprised of television networks MSG and MSG Plus, and MSG Interactive which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives; Fuse, the only national music television network; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.