Madison Square Garden

Named after James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Madison Square Garden (MSG) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located between 7th and 8th Avenues and 31st and 33rd Streets in Manhattan, New York City. Opened on February 11, 1968, it’s the oldest sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area that is also the fourth venue to bear the name.

Madison Square Garden is officially part of the Pennsylvania Plaza office and retail complex. Rated among the busiest music arenas in the world in terms of ticket sales, it’s also home to the NFL and NBA teams, hosts regular sports events, family shows and theatricals, TV premieres, various shareholder meetings, product launches, award ceremonies, corporate employee meetings, college graduations, and religious conferences.

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Having undergone a $1 billion renovation between years 2011 and 2013, Madison Square Garden is now better than ever prepared to host between 5,600 and 20,000 spectators in its different arenas, for approximately 350 often sold-out events each year. Among the many updates are larger concourses, even more dining options, and an upgraded roof. There are many levels dedicated for various events, including tennis, hockey, basketball, and wrestling. After all, like the arena, the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), New York Liberty (WNBA) are too owned by the Madison Square Garden Company. Once considered the mecca of boxing, the arena is also a perfect place to see boxing, MMA and UFC fights, though it doesn’t have the same popularity as the Las Vegas venues any longer. MSG is also the go-to place in New York City for concerts, being a favourite of many famous musicians and bands like Billy Joel, Elton John, Madonna and U2. Currently, there is a world-class concert every few days. Tickets to events are available at the Garden Box Office, and Ticketmaster.

Madison Square Garden Tours

If you’re after something beyond concerts and shows, then consider getting a ticket to Madison Square Garden’s behind the scenes tour, which includes visiting the locker rooms of the Rangers hockey team and Knicks basketball team. These are operating daily from 9:30am – 3pm, departing approximately every half hour for 75 minutes.

Dining and Nearby Attractions

When it comes to dining, then the arena has in addition to the numerous food and drinks stands also a bar and restaurant The Club Bar & Grill. Located on the 3rd Floor Terrace Level, it’s open to all Club Seat holders 2 hours before all Knicks and Rangers games and will remain open for all ticketed patrons for up to 1 hour after. Alternatively, guests are invited to dine at one of their affiliated restaurants in the proximity. Transportation-wise, the venue offers no private parking and is about a 15-minute walk to the nearest underground station, Chelsea Market. While making the most out of the Madison Square Garden experience, consider dropping by at one of the other Midtown Manhattan landmarks too, including the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Koreatown, and Macy's at Herald Square.

Visiting Madison Square Garden

Aside from attending an event at Madison Square Garden, visitors can tour the complex with the "All Access Tour," a "behind-the-scenes" look at the locker rooms, the theater, and the arena floor.

Location: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, NY, 10001

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