Madison Square Garden, New York City
The Iconic building which is Madison Square Garden is the place to be for any basketball or hockey game.
Also many concerts are staged there. So if you have few days to in NYC and its happens that some games are on, do not miss the opportunity to go to one.
This is a very famous venue for sports events, I can remember it being the place where many of the World Heavyweight Boxing tiles were fought for decades during the 20th century.
It was not until I went on a guided walking tour did I learn that the venue has changed location many times over the decades and looks like moving again.
The original Madison Square Garden covered an entire city block (Flatiron District) between 26th & 27th Streets and was housed in an abandoned railroad station until 1889 when it was demolished. Architects McKim, Mead and White designed the new building which remained until 1926. It has several other locations since then.
The present stadium is located on West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Ave and is a major sporting stadium for a multitude of sports, rock concerts etc. It also contains a theatre that can accommodate 5,600 people.
Home of the Knicks and the Rangers, the new garden is a decent spot to catch a game. The real shame of it is that they destroyed the old Penn Station to build it. This tragedy is being remedied as best as possible by turning the Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue as the new Penn Station.
Many major events happen here. The Big East basketball tourney is here every year. The Knicks and Rangers as mentioned play their home games here. The circus comes here every year. Many concerts also happen here.
Madison Square Garden is must see, especially if you like basketball. We have been lucky to find affordable tickets for Knicks game and enjoy with other fans in their victory over Charlotte. Sitting there and watching the game in company of Footlong hot dog is something I would warmly suggest to all NY city visitors.
Madison Square Garden is the home of the New York Rangers Ice Hockey Team and the Knicks Basketsball Team. During the season (Autumn, Winter, Spring)--, you can see one of these 2 teams compete when they are not on the road. It is definetly exciting to watch. Tickets can be purchased online, through Ticketmaster/Ticketron or onsite.
In addition, Boxing matches and misc sports events are held here. Non sporting events are held here too such as the circus and concerts.
Madison Square Garden is one of New York's top sporting venues. Basketball and Ice-Hockey are played here weekly though it can be difficult to get tickets for the big games. This venue is also used for concerts.
Perhaps the most famous sports venue in the United States, Madison Square Garden is host to basketball, hockey, boxing, you name it. The Garden offers an All Access Tour which provides an insider's view of the ineer workings of the arena. The one hour tour visits the Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty locker rooms. It goes backstage in the theater. It teaches you how a basketball court becomes a sheet of ice.
Tours run on the hour from Monday through Sunday 10am to 3pm/
The images are endless, burning, unforgettable... Willis Reed out of the tunnel for Game Seven... Pete Stemkowski in triple OT... 19 straight points against Milwaukee... Ali and Frazier in The Fight.... Ed-die, Ed-die... The Dunk... Patrick Ewing slamdunking the Knicks into the Finals... Mark Messier, Cup in hand, wiping out 54 years of frustration... LJ's four-pointer... It could all only happen in one place... Not a mere building but a state of mind... The greatest of the great in sports, arts and entertainment, summed up in three words... Madison Square Garden... The World's Most Famous Arena...
Basketball, Icehockey, Tennis. Anyhting big is here. I was planning to see Knicks game but ordering tickets on-line to Europe is a hassle, so I skipped it out this time....