AUTHOR SANEL HUSKANOVIC / CATEGORY ATTRACTIONS / PUBLISHED: MAY-19-2019
"My fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a formerly scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to be the governor of the state of California and then stand here... standing here in Madison Square Garden speaking on behalf of the President of the United States. It is the immigrant dream par excellence. It is the American dream."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
Who among you has never heard of Madison Square Garden? I think very few indeed! It is in fact the most famous and largest arena in New York. With a capacity of around 20,000 people, events and meetings related to the world of sports as well as concerts and shows of all kinds take place here every year.
For New Yorkers, Madison Square Garden (or MSG) is a legend and an important piece of their city's history. Legends from the music world have performed here, such as Elvis Presley, Queen, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin... and boxers such as Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali and Rocky have appeared in the ring.
The most important events in Madison Square Garden today are, in addition to concerts, ice hockey and basketball games. In particular, it is known as the stadium for the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Liberty women's basketball team and the New York Ranger hockey team.
For basketball fans and for those who want to experience the thrill of an NBA game in New York, I recommend visiting our travel center in Times Square ( 324 W 47th St, between 8th and 9th Ave ) and purchasing tickets at the best price.
Madison Square Garden: The Story
Also known worldwide as The Garden, the MSG Arena was inaugurated on February 11, 1968 and immediately had a large financial outlay. In fact, it cost more than a billion dollars to build and for this reason it is one of the ten most expensive stadiums in the world. The architect who supervised the work was Charles Luckman, while the stadium's name is a tribute to James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.
In reality, Madison Square Garden in its current form is the result of several renovations and expansions. Previously, three other buildings that were later demolished bore this name.
Currently, the MSG is therefore a modern and contemporary structure, equipped with the most modern technologies, including interactive kiosks and HD video systems. The seats are divided into six rings, each marked with a name and color, but not all are accessible at all times. For example, for ice hockey games, the lowest level is not available and therefore the capacity of the stadium is lower than for other events.
Madison Square Garden: Events
The events organized at Madison Square Garden over the years have helped secure him a place in myth! This is exactly where the concert dedicated to New York took place after the attacks of September 11, 2001, or again the benefit concert after Hurricane Katrina to help New Orleans.
In addition, events and episodes destined to go down in history took place, such as John Lennon's last concert or the famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, not to mention legendary concerts.
Madison Square Garden: Where it is and how to get there
Madison Square Garden is located right in the heart of Manhattan, in Midtown, above the famous Pennsylvania Station, near Herald Square and not far from the Empire State Building.
The address you need to enter into Google Maps is: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001, USA.
The Garden is easy to reach on foot if you're in Midtown or by subway. Simply take subway lines A, C, E or 1, 2, 3 and get off at 34th Street - Penn Station.
Madison Square Garden: How to Visit
Not only can you attend concerts or sports matches, but you can also visit Madison Square Garden by booking an all-access tour .