About Madison Square Garden
The Madison Square Garden is just the right place for the perfect blend of sports and entertainment; for you. Otherwise referred to as MSG or The Garden, it is a multipurpose indoor arena in Manhattan, New York, a venue for professional basketball, ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment. The following points highlight why we love “The Garden”:
Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, the Madison square is located above the Pennsylvania Station, close to other Manhattan landmarks, which include the Empire State Building, Korea town, and Macy’s at Herald Square, all tourist attractions. Its location makes accessibility as easy as possible. It has access to commuter rail from Amtrak, the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit, as well as the New York City Subway.
The Garden is large enough for functionality. It has a 20,000 seat arena for sport events, shows, and concerts. The large complex also has a 5,600 seat forum, a bowling centre, an exposition rotunda, a bowling centre a sports hall of fame and a gallery of sports art. The Theatre at Madison Square Garden seats between 2,000 and 5,600 for concerts and can also be used for meetings, stage shows, and graduation ceremonies. The theatre also has an 8,000-square-foot lobby
The facilities in the Madison Square Garden are more than adequate and up to date. They include a whole range of structures put in place for it to function effectively and deliver the best of sports, entertainment and even conventions. The facilities include interactive kiosks, climate controlled space, a broadcast studio, lighting and LED video systems with HDTV pedestrian walkways suspended from the ceiling that allow fans to look directly down onto the games being played below. There are also dressing rooms, locker rooms, green rooms, production offices and facilities for dining. The centre view of the arena allows for city sights.
Madison Square Garden hosts approximately 320 events a year. They include hockey games, basketball tournaments, dog shows, national conventions and lots more. Home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, and the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association, the Garden plays host to the highest number of high profile concert events than any other venue in the whole of New York City.
Named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, MSG is one of the 10 most expensive stadium venues ever built. It is the fourth-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales. At the MSG, you’ll get value for your money, at no extra cost.
So, either you want to relax, have some fun, or simply catch a glimpse of your favourite artiste; the Madison Square Garden is perfect for you.