Manhattan, New York
Madison Square Garden The Garden New York City
label basketball

20 789

about Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, also known as The Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Manhattan, New York City, located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, close to Pennsylvania Station. It is the 4th building to share that name and has capacity for almost 20,000 people. The Garden is the home base for two popular New York sports teams - the NHL New York Rangers and the NBA New York Knicks.

Madison Square Garden officially opened it's doors on February 11, 1968. Generations of New Yorkers have enjoyed the sports, music and theater productions that have been held here. Today, Madison Square Garden hosts approximately 350 events each year, nearly one per day, making it one of the busiest arenas in the world.

Besides professional basketball, ice hockey, and boxing, the Garden is also used for other events such as pop concerts, exhibits and circuses. The famed annual events that take place at the garden include the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, as well as once-in-a-lifetime events like the 2004 Republican National Convention. Visiting this place, you can find also a theater (WaMu Theater) and the Expo Center, usually a venue for trade shows and sometimes large banquets or receptions. Don't miss the best hotels near Madison Square Garden for attending events, concerts and shows.

Whether you're looking to catch a furious game of basketball, some adrenaline-soaked hockey or just a rousing concert, Madison Square Garden is an ideal place for every occasion.