Big, beloved and not-so-beautiful MSG is perhaps the most famous sports arena in the world. Perched above Penn Station since 1968, the 20,000 seat venue is not only home to New York basketball and ice hockey teams the Knicks and the Rangers, but also is a favorite spot for college basketball tournaments (The Big East), professional boxing, MMA fighting and, as a destination for WWE. Non-sports fans, however, mainly know the Garden as the best spot in town to catch touring international sensations like Adele, Beyonce and Aziz Ansari and countless other amazing concerts.. To learn about the history of the arena, which existed in several other iterations at other locations for the past 130 years, and for a look at where the athletes get dressed, check out the all-access tour ($26.95, seniors and students $19.95, or with show ticket an additional $16, group rates available), which has stops in the locker rooms, the arena bowl and through exhibits featuring images and paraphernalia from iconic moments in sports and performance history.
|Venue name:||Madison Square Garden||Contact:|
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
|Cross street:||between 31st and 33rd Sts and Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station|
|Price:||Tours daily 10:30am-3pm; $26.95, seniors and students $19.95, or with show ticket an additional $16, group rates available|
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Madison Square garden has apparently undergone renovation, but I haven't seen what the big difference is. It seems like the space is still the same size, so it doesn't feel like much has changed. I do like that it is very organized and if you have a ticket to a show, it's very easy to navigate to your seat. If you choose to leave your seat for the many food options available or for a restroom break, it is nice that it is circular so that you can end up back to where you started eventually. It's also conveniently located just steps from penn station,giving you access to a lot of subway lines on the west side which is nice. It also not only hosts concerts, but sports events, conferences, conventions, any sort of big event really. The space is huge, beautiful, and in a central location in the city. If you need to ride the subway after, penn station has loads of food and drink options before getting on that subway.
The world's most famous arena. It has its faults, but I can't in good conscience give MSG anything but 5 stars. The list of epic events, games, concerts, etc would be 100s of pages long. My personal favorite is the Big East tournament. Though not what it used to be before the traitors all left the conference, but is still an amazing event in a historic venue.
Well, its Madison Square Garden, so that should be enough. Iconic globally recognized venue know for hosting a multitude of entertainment. Personally, I have seen concerts, ice hockey, basketball, boxing, Prince (he gets his own mention), and a Metallica listening party. The recent rehab of the venue has made it even better with a sky bridge and more food and beverage selections. Located above Penn Station, MSG has been the pinnacle for many a band to play at. Recently saw Phish there and the sound and lighting were incredible. Expect high prices (read: stadium pricing) for all purchases. If you get the opportunity to get inside a luxury box, enjoy the luxury. Its well worth it!