Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor stadium in New York City. It is sometimes known as The Garden or by its initials MSG. It is positioned above Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues from 31st to 33rd Street. The original two Madison Square Gardens (1879 and 1890) were on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden (1925) farther uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.
Professional ice hockey, basketball, boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling, and other sports and entertainment are held. The Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy’s in Herald Square are all nearby sites in midtown Manhattan. The New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) all call it home. More
The Garden, formerly known as Madison Square Garden Center, first opened its doors on February 11, 1968. It is the city’s oldest significant sports venue. It is the NBA’s and NHL’s oldest arenas. MSG was the world’s second-busiest music stadium in terms of ticket sales in 2016, after only London’s O2 Arena. Its construction cost is around $1.1 billion, including two significant modifications. It has been quoted as one of the ten most costly stadium venues ever constructed. It’s part of the Pennsylvania Plaza business and retail complex, which comes from the Pennsylvania Station. Several different Garden-related companies share its name.
The club sections, 100-level and 200-level were united as part of the 2011–2013 refurbishment to create a new 100-level lower bowl. The 300- and 400-levels were united and elevated 17 feet (5.2 m) closer together, establishing a new upper bowl with a 200-level. All skyboxes were removed save those on the 7th Avenue end, and balcony seats (8th Avenue) and Chase Bridge seating were installed in their stead (31st Street and 33rd Street). The Signature Suites have been remodeled and are now located on the 9th level. The Lounges are now known as the sky-boxes on the 7th Avenue end of the 10th Floor. A tiny piece of the 400-level, with blue seats, survives at the Arena’s west end. The media booths have been moved to the Chase Bridge on 31st Street.
Madison Square Garden is right above Pennsylvania Station, a significant transportation hub offering commuter train service from the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service. The Garden is also accessible via subway in New York City. Penn Station’s A, C, and E trains stop at 8th Avenue, while the 1, 2, and 3 trains stop at 7th Avenue. The Garden is also accessible from adjacent Herald Square by the B, D, F, F>, M, N, Q, R, and W lines and PATH rail service from the 33rd Street station. Contact them at (212) 465-6741 for more information.