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Owner The Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Company

Operator MSG Entertainment

Capacity Basketball: 19,812[1] Ice hockey: 18,006[1] Pro Wrestling: 18,500 Concerts: 20,000 Boxing: 20,789 The Theater at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden: 5,600

Field size 820,000 square feet (76,000 m2)

Construction

Broke ground October 29, 1964[2]

Opened Former locations: 1879, 1890, 1925 Current location: February 11, 1968

Renovated 1989–1991, 2011–2013

Construction cost $123 million ($840 million in 2018[3])

Renovation: 1991: $200 million ($310 million in 2018[3])

Total cost: $1.07 billion in 2013

Architect Charles Luckman
Charles Luckman
Associates Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

Structural engineer Severud Associates[4]

Services engineer Syska & Hennessy, Inc.[5]

General contractor Turner/Del E. Webb[5]

Tenants

New York Rangers
New York Rangers
(NHL) (1968–present) New York Knicks
New York Knicks
(NBA) (1968–present) St. John’s Red Storm (NCAA) (1969–present) New York Raiders/Golden Blades (WHA) (1972–1973) New York Apples
New York Apples
(WTT) (1977–1978) New York Cosmos (NASL) (1983–1984) New York Knights (AFL) (1988) New York CityHawks (AFL) (1997–1998) New York Liberty
New York Liberty
(WNBA) (1997–2010, 2014–2017) New York Titans (NLL) (2007–2009)

Website

www.thegarden.com

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden, often called "MSG" or simply "The Garden", is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan. Located in Midtown Manhattan
Manhattan
between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name " Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden"; the first two (1879 and 1890) were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1925) further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street. The Garden is used for professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment. It is close to other midtown Manhattan
Manhattan
landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy's at Herald Square. It is home to the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL), the New York Knicks
New York Knicks
of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), and was home to the New York Liberty (WNBA) from 1997 to 2017. The Garden opened on February 11, 1968, and is the oldest major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. It is the oldest arena in the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
and the second-oldest arena in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association. In 2016, MSG was the second-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind The O2 Arena in London.[6] Including two major renovations, its total construction cost is approximately $1.1 billion, and it has been ranked as one of the 10 most expensive stadium venues ever built.[7] It is part of the Pennsylvania Plaza
Pennsylvania Plaza
office and retail complex, named for the railroad station. Several other operating entities related to the Garden share its name.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Previous Gardens 1.2 Current Garden

1.2.1 Joe Louis
Joe Louis
Plaza

1.3 2011–2013 renovation

1.3.1 Penn Station renovation controversy

2 Events

2.1 Regular events

2.1.1 Sports 2.1.2 Concerts 2.1.3 Other events

2.2 Notable firsts and significant events

3 Seating

3.1 Capacity 3.2 The Theater at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden

4 Accessibility and transportation 5 See also 6 References

6.1 Notes 6.2 Other sources

7 External links

History[edit] Previous Gardens[edit] Madison Square
Madison Square
is formed by the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street in Manhattan. It was named after James Madison, fourth President of the United States.[8] Two venues called Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden were located just northeast of the square, the first from 1879 to 1890, and the second from 1890 to 1925. The first Garden, leased to P. T. Barnum,[9] had no roof and was inconvenient to use during inclement weather, so it was demolished after 11 years. Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden II was designed by noted architect Stanford White. The new building was built by a syndicate which included J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, P. T. Barnum,[10] Darius Mills, James Stillman
James Stillman
and W. W. Astor. White gave them a Beaux-Arts structure with a Moorish
Moorish
feel, including a minaret-like tower modeled after Giralda, the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville[10] – soaring 32 stories – the city's second tallest building at the time – dominating Madison Square
Madison Square
Park. It was 200 feet (61 m) by 485 feet (148 m), and the main hall, which was the largest in the world, measured 200 feet (61 m) by 350 feet (110 m), with permanent seating for 8,000 people and floor space for thousands more. It had a 1,200-seat theatre, a concert hall with a capacity of 1,500, the largest restaurant in the city and a roof garden cabaret.[9] The building cost $3 million.[9] Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden II was unsuccessful like the first Garden,[11] and the New York Life Insurance Company, which held the mortgage on it, decided to tear it down in 1925 to make way for a new headquarters building, which would become the landmark Cass Gilbert-designed New York Life Building. A third Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden opened in a new location, on 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, from 1925 to 1968. Groundbreaking on the third Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden took place on January 9, 1925.[12] Designed by the noted theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, it was built at the cost of $4.75 million in 249 days by boxing promoter Tex Rickard;[9] the arena was dubbed "The House That Tex Built."[13] The arena was 200 feet (61 m) by 375 feet (114 m), with seating on three levels, and a maximum capacity of 18,496 spectators for boxing.[9] Demolition commenced in 1968 after the opening of the current Garden.[14] It finished up in early 1969, and the site is now where One Worldwide Plaza
One Worldwide Plaza
is located. Current Garden[edit]

A basketball game at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden circa 1968

In 1959, Graham-Paige
Graham-Paige
purchased a controlling interest in the Madison Square Garden.[15] In November 1960, Graham-Paige
Graham-Paige
president Irving Mitchell Felt purchased from the Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
the rights to build at Penn Station.[16] To build the new facility, the above-ground portions of the original Pennsylvania Station were torn down. The new structure was one of the first of its kind to be built above the platforms of an active railroad station. It was an engineering feat constructed by Robert E. McKee of El Paso, Texas. Public outcry over the demolition of the Pennsylvania Station structure—an outstanding example of Beaux-Arts architecture—led to the creation of the New York City
New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission. The venue opened on February 11, 1968. In 1972, Felt proposed moving the Knicks and Rangers to a then incomplete venue in the New Jersey Meadowlands, the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Garden was also the home arena for the NY Raiders/NY Golden Blades of the World Hockey Association. The Meadowlands would eventually host its own NBA and NHL teams, the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
and the New Jersey Devils, respectively. The New York Giants
New York Giants
and Jets of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) also relocated there. Felt's efforts fueled controversy between the Garden and New York City
New York City
over real estate taxes. The disagreement again flared in 1980 when the Garden again challenged its tax bill. The arena, since the 1980s, has since enjoyed tax-free status, under the condition that all Knicks and Rangers home games must be hosted at MSG, lest it lose this exemption.[17] Garden owners spent $200 million in 1991 to renovate facilities and add 89 suites in place of hundreds of upper-tier seats. The project was designed by Ellerbe Becket. In 2004–2005, Cablevision battled with the City of New York over the proposed West Side Stadium, which was cancelled. Cablevision
Cablevision
then announced plans to raze the Garden, replace it with high-rise commercial buildings, and build a new Garden one block away at the site of the James Farley Post Office. Meanwhile, a new project to renovate and modernize the Garden completed phase one in time for the Rangers and Knicks' 2011–12 seasons,[18] though the vice president of the Garden says he remains committed to the installation of an extension of Penn Station at the Farley Post Office site. While the Knicks and Rangers were not displaced, the New York Liberty
New York Liberty
played at the Prudential Center
Prudential Center
in Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
during the renovation. Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden is the last of the NBA and NHL arenas to not be named after a corporate sponsor.[19] Joe Louis
Joe Louis
Plaza[edit] In 1984, the four streets immediately surrounding the Garden were designated as Joe Louis
Joe Louis
Plaza, in honor of boxer Joe Louis, who made eight successful title defenses in the previous Madison Square Garden.[20][21] 2011–2013 renovation[edit]

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden's upper bowl concourse, seen in January 2014 during a Rangers game.

The completely transformed Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden in January 2014 (with a new HD scoreboard), as the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
play against the St. Louis Blues.

MSG during the 2014 Big East Tournament.

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden's $1 billion second renovation took place mainly over three offseasons. It was set to begin after the 2009–10 hockey/basketball seasons, but was delayed until after the 2010–11 seasons. Renovation was done in phases with the majority of the work done in the summer months to minimize disruptions to the NHL and NBA seasons. While the Rangers and Knicks were not displaced,[22][23] the Liberty played their home games through the 2013 season at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, during the renovation.[24][25] New features include a larger entrance with interactive kiosks, retail, climate-controlled space, and broadcast studio; larger concourses; new lighting and LED video systems with HDTV; new seating; two new pedestrian walkways suspended from the ceiling to allow fans to look directly down onto the games being played below; more dining options; and improved dressing rooms, locker rooms, green rooms, upgraded roof, and production offices. The lower bowl concourse, called the Madison Concourse, remains on the 6th floor. The upper bowl concourse was relocated to the 8th floor and it is known as the Garden Concourse. The 7th floor houses the new Madison Suites and the Madison Club. The upper bowl was built on top of these suites. The rebuilt concourses are wider than their predecessors, and include large windows that offer views of the city streets around the Garden.[26] Construction of the lower bowl (Phase 1) was completed for the 2011–2012 NHL season and the 2011–12 NBA lockout shortened season. An extended off-season for the Garden permitted some advanced work to begin on the new upper bowl, which was completed in time for the 2012–2013 NBA season and the 2012–13 NHL lockout-shortened NHL season. This advance work included the West Balcony on the 10th floor, taking the place of sky-boxes, and new end-ice 300 level seating. The construction of the upper bowl along with the Madison Suites and the Madison Club (Phase 2) were completed for the 2012–2013 NHL and NBA seasons. The construction of the new lobby known as Chase Square, along with the Chase Bridges and the new scoreboard (Phase 3) were completed for the 2013–2014 NHL and NBA seasons. Penn Station renovation controversy[edit] Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden is seen as an obstacle in the renovation and future expansion of Penn Station, which is already expanding through the James Farley Post Office, and some have proposed moving MSG to other sites in western Manhattan. On February 15, 2013, Manhattan Community Board 5 voted 36–0 against granting a renewal to MSG's operating permit in perpetuity and proposed a 10-year limit instead in order to build a new Penn Station where the arena is currently standing. Manhattan
Manhattan
borough president Scott Stringer
Scott Stringer
said, "Moving the arena is an important first step to improving Penn Station." The Madison Square Garden Company
Madison Square Garden Company
responded by saying that "[i]t is incongruous to think that M.S.G. would be considering moving."[27] In May 2013, four architecture firms – SHoP Architects, SOM, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro – submitted proposals for a new Penn Station. SHoP Architects recommended moving Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden to the Morgan Postal Facility a few blocks southwest, as well as removing 2 Penn Plaza and redeveloping other towers, and an extension of the High Line to Penn Station.[28] Meanwhile, SOM proposed moving Madison Square Garden to the area just south of the James Farley Post Office, and redeveloping the area above Penn Station as a mixed-use development with commercial, residential, and recreational space.[28] H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture wanted to move the arena to a new pier west of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, four blocks west of the current station/arena. Then, according to H3's plan, four skyscrapers at each of the four corners of the new Penn Station superblock, with a roof garden on top of the station; the Farley Post Office would become an education center.[28] Finally, Diller Scofidio + Renfro proposed a mixed-use development on the site, with spas, theaters, a cascading park, a pool, and restaurants; Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden would be moved two blocks west, next to the post office. DS+F also proposed high-tech features in the station, such as train arrival and departure boards on the floor, and apps that would inform waiting passengers of ways to occupy their time until they board their trains.[28] Madison Square Garden rejected the notion that it would be relocated, and called the plans "pie-in-the-sky".[28] In June 2013, the New York City
New York City
Council Committee on Land Use voted unanimously to give the Garden a ten-year permit, at the end of which period the owners will either have to relocate, or go back through the permission process.[29] On July 24, the City Council voted to give the Garden a 10-year operating permit by a vote of 47 to 1. "This is the first step in finding a new home for Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden and building a new Penn Station that is as great as New York and suitable for the 21st century", said City Council speaker Christine Quinn. "This is an opportunity to reimagine and redevelop Penn Station as a world-class transportation destination."[30] In October 2014, the Morgan facility was selected as the most ideal area for Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden to be moved, following the 2014 MAS Summit in New York City. More plans for the station were discussed.[31][32] Then, in January 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a redevelopment plan for Penn Station that would involve the removal of The Theater at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden, but would otherwise leave the arena intact.[33][34] Events[edit] Main article: Events at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden See also: Entertainment events at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Regular events[edit] Sports[edit] Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden hosts approximately 320 events a year. It is the home to the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
of the National Hockey League, the New York Knicks of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association, and the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association. The New York Rangers, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, and the Madison Square Garden arena itself are all owned by the Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Company. The arena is also host to the Big East Men's Basketball Conference Tournament and the finals of the National Invitation Tournament. It also hosts selected home games for the St. John's men's Red Storm (college basketball), the annual pre- and postseason NIT tournaments, the Millrose Games
Millrose Games
track and field meet, and almost any other kind of indoor activity that draws large audiences, such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
and the 2004 Republican National Convention. The Garden is the former home of the NBA Draft
NBA Draft
and the former New York City
New York City
home of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice; all three events are now held at the Barclays Center
Barclays Center
in Brooklyn. It served the New York Cosmos for half of their home games during the 1983–84 NASL Indoor season.[35] Many of boxing's biggest fights were held at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden, including the Roberto Durán– Ken Buchanan affair, and the first Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier
bout. Before promoters such as Don King and Bob Arum
Bob Arum
moved boxing to Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada
Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden was considered the mecca of boxing. The original 18½' × 18½' (5.6 m × 5.6 m) ring, which was brought from the second and third generation of the Garden, was officially retired on September 19, 2007, and donated to the International Boxing
Boxing
Hall of Fame after 82 years of service. A 20' × 20' (6 m × 6 m) ring replaced it beginning on October 6 of that same year. Concerts[edit]

The Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden marquee, as it appeared in August 2011

MSG as it appeared in 2011

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden hosts more high-profile concert events than any other venue in New York City. It has been the venue for George Harrison's The Concert for Bangladesh, The Concert for New York City following the September 11 attacks, John Lennon's final concert appearance (during an Elton John
Elton John
concert on Thanksgiving Night, 1974) before his murder in 1980, and Elvis Presley, who gave four sold out performances in 1972, his first and last ever in New York City. Parliament-Funkadelic
Parliament-Funkadelic
headlined numerous sold out shows in 1977 and 1978. Led Zeppelin's 3 night stand in July 1973 was recorded and released as both a film and album titled The Song Remains The Same. The Police
The Police
played their final show of their reunion tour at the Garden in 2008. At one point, Elton John
Elton John
held the all-time record for greatest number of appearances at the Garden with 64 shows. In a 2009 press release, John was quoted as saying " Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden is my favorite venue in the whole world. I chose to have my 60th birthday concert there, because of all the incredible memories I've had playing the venue."[36] Billy Joel, who broke the record, stated "Madison Square Garden is the center of the universe as far as I'm concerned. It has the best acoustics, the best audiences, the best reputation, and the best history of great artists who have played there. It is the iconic, holy temple of rock and roll for most touring acts and, being a New Yorker, it holds a special significance to me."[36] Madonna performed at this venue a total of 31 concerts, the first two being during her 1985 Virgin Tour, on June 10 and 11, and the most recent being the two-nights stay during her Rebel Heart Tour
Rebel Heart Tour
on September 16 and 17, 2015. U2 performed at the arena 25 times: the first one was on April 1, 1985 during their Unforgettable Fire Tour, in front of a crowd of 19,000 people. The second and the third were on September 28 and 29, 1987 during their Joshua Tree Tour, in front of 39,510 people. The fourth was on March 20, 1992 during their Zoo TV Tour, in front of a crowd of 18,179 people. The fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth was on June 17 and 19 and October 24, 25 and 27, 2001 during their Elevation Tour, in front of 91,787 people. The 10th, the 11th, the 12th, the 13th, the 14th, the 15th, the 16th and the 17th were on May 21, October 7, 8, 10, 11 and 14 and November 21 and 22, 2005 during their Vertigo Tour, in front of a total sold out crowd of 149,004 people. The band performed their following eight performances at the arena on July 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30 and 31, 2015 as part of their Innocence + Experience Tour. In the summer of 2017, Phish
Phish
performed 13 consecutive concerts at the venue, which the Garden commemorated by adding a Phish
Phish
themed banner to the rafters.[37] The "Bakers' Dozen" brought the total number of Phish
Phish
shows at MSG to 52.[38]

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden in January 2009, as the New York Knicks
New York Knicks
play against the Houston Rockets.

Other events[edit]

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Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden, as it appeared during " Mark Messier
Mark Messier
Night" on January 12, 2006.

It has previously hosted the 1976 Democratic National Convention, 1980 Democratic National Convention, 1992 Democratic National Convention, and the 2004 Republican National Convention, and hosted the NFL Draft for many years (now held at Garden-leased Radio City Music Hall). From 1982 to 1990, the Church of God in Christ
Church of God in Christ
in New York under the leadership of Bishop F.D. Washington used Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden for its Annual Holy Convocation.[citation needed] The New York Police Academy, Baruch College/CUNY and Yeshiva University also hold their annual graduation ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. It hosted the Grammy Awards in 1972, 1997, 2003 and 2018 (which are normally held in Los Angeles) as well as the Latin Grammy Awards of 2006. The group and Best in Show competitions of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are held every February for two days at MSG. Notable firsts and significant events[edit] The Garden hosted the Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
and NBA Finals
NBA Finals
simultaneously on two occasions: in 1972 and 1994. MSG has hosted the following All-Star Games:

NHL All-Star Game: 1973, 1994 NBA All-Star Game: 1998, 2015 WNBA All-Star Game: 1999, 2003, 2006

In 1985, the Garden hosted the inaugural WrestleMania
WrestleMania
presented by the World Wrestling Federation. In 1988 it hosted the WWF's inaugural SummerSlam
SummerSlam
PPV. UFC held its first event in New York State, UFC205, at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016. This was the first event the organization held after New York State lifted the ban on Mixed Martial Arts. Seating[edit] Seating in Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden was initially arranged in six ascending levels, each with its own color. The first level, which was available only for basketball games, boxing and concerts, and not for hockey games and ice shows, was known as the "Rotunda" ("ringside" for boxing and "courtside" for basketball), had beige seats, and bore section numbers of 29 and lower (the lowest number varying with the different venues, in some cases with the very lowest sections denoted by letters rather than numbers). Next above this was the "Orchestra" (red) seating, sections 31 through 97, followed by the 100-level "First Promenade" (orange) and 200-level "Second Promenade"(yellow), the 300-level (green) "First Balcony", and the 400-level (blue) "Second Balcony." The rainbow-colored seats were replaced with fuchsia and teal seats[39] during the 1990s renovation (in part because the blue seats had acquired an unsavory reputation, especially during games in which the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
hosted their cross-town rivals, the New York Islanders) which installed the 10th floor sky-boxes around the entire arena and the 9th floor sky-boxes on the 7th avenue end of the arena, taking out 400-level seating on the 7th Avenue end in the process.

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden's basketball court set for a St. John's College basketball game in 2005

Because all of the seats, except the 400 level, were in one monolithic grandstand, horizontal distance from the arena floor was significant from the ends of the arena. Also, the rows rose much more gradually than other North American arenas, which caused impaired sight lines, especially when sitting behind tall spectators or one of the concourses. This arrangement, however, created an advantage over newer arenas in that seats had a significantly lower vertical distance from the arena floor. As part of the 2011–2013 renovation, the club sections, 100-level and 200-level have been combined to make a new 100-level lower bowl. The 300-level and 400-level were combined and raised 17 feet closer, forming a new 200-level upper bowl. All skyboxes but those on the 7th Avenue end were removed and replaced with balcony seating (8th Avenue) and Chase Bridge Seating (31st Street and 33rd Street). The sky-boxes on the 9th floor were remodeled and are now called the Signature Suites. The sky-boxes on the 7th Avenue end of the 10th Floor are now known as the Lounges. One small section of the 400-level remains near the west end of the arena, and features blue seats. The media booths have been relocated to the 31st Street Chase Bridge. Capacity[edit]

Basketball[40]

Years Capacity

1968–1971

19,500

1971–1972

19,588

1972–1978

19,693

1978–1989

19,591

1989–1990

18,212

1990–1991

19,081

1991–2012

19,763

2012–2013

19,033

2013–present 19,812[1]

Hockey[41]

Years Capacity

1968–1972

17,250

1972–1990

17,500

1990–1991

16,792

1991–2012

18,200

2012–2013

17,200

2013–present 18,006[1]

The Theater at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden[edit] Main article: The Theater at Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden The Theater 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. It was the home of the NFL Draft until 2005, when it moved to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
after MSG management opposed a new stadium for the New York Jets. It also hosted the NBA Draft
NBA Draft
from 2001 to 2010. The theater also occasionally hosts boxing matches on nights when the main arena is unavailable. The fall 1999 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament as well as a Celebrity Jeopardy! competition were held at the theater. Wheel of Fortune did tapings at the theater twice in 1999 and 2013. In 2004, it was the venue of the Survivor: All-Stars finale. No seat is more than 177 feet (54 m) from the 30' × 64' stage. The theatre has a relatively low 20-foot (6.1 m) ceiling at stage level[42] and all of its seating except for boxes on the two side walls is on one level slanted back from the stage. There is an 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) lobby at the theater. Accessibility and transportation[edit]

The 7th Avenue entrance to Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden and Penn Station, as it appeared in July 2005

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden sits directly atop a major transportation hub in Pennsylvania Station, featuring access to commuter rail service from the Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road
and New Jersey Transit, as well as Amtrak. The Garden is also accessible via the New York City
New York City
Subway. The A, ​C, and ​E trains stop at 8th Avenue and the 1, ​2, and ​3 trains at 7th Avenue in Penn Station. The Garden can also be reached from nearby Herald Square
Herald Square
with the B, ​D, ​F, ​M​, N, ​Q, ​R, and ​W trains at the 34th Street – Herald Square
Herald Square
station as well as PATH train service from the 33rd Street station. See also[edit]

Madison Square, and the predecessor "Roman Hippodrome" 1879 Garden, Madison Avenue and East 26th Street 1890 Garden, same site 1925 Garden, 8th Avenue and 50th Street Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Bowl, boxing venue in Queens List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas

Architecture portal National Basketball
Basketball
Association portal Ice hockey
Ice hockey
portal New York City
New York City
portal

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Madison Square
Garden's Owners Are in Talks to Replace It, a Block West". The New York Times.  Huff, Richard (August 22, 2006). "Arena's the Star of MSG Revamp". New York Daily News. [permanent dead link] Anderson, Dave (February 19, 1981). "Sports of the Times; Dues for the City". The New York Times.  "A Garden Built For Tomorrow," Sports Illustrated, January 2, 1967. Madison Square
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Preceded by The Summit Houston Masters Cup Venue 1977–1989 Succeeded by Festhalle Frankfurt
Festhalle Frankfurt
Frankfurt

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New York Knicks

Founded in 1946 Based in New York City, New York

Franchise

Franchise All-time roster Draft history Head coaches Seasons Current season

Arenas

Madison Square
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Madison Square
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Personnel

Owner The Madison Square
Madison Square
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Culture

Dancing Harry Eddie Spike Lee Diedrich Knickerbocker Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? Mike Walczewski George Kalinsky

Lore

Disputed foul against Scottie Pippen Knicks–Nuggets brawl John Starks' 2-for-18 in Game 7 of the 1994 Finals Linsanity

Rivals

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Brooklyn
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Retired numbers

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NBA G League
NBA G League
affiliate

Westchester Knicks

NBA Championships (2)

1970 1973

Eastern Conference Championships (8)

1951 1952 1953 1970 1972 1973 1994 1999

Division titles (5)

1971 1989 1993 1994 2013

Media

TV MSG Network Radio WEPN-FM Announcers Mike Breen Walt Frazier Kenny Albert Mike Crispino

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New York Liberty

Founded in 1997 Based in New York, New York

Franchise

Franchise Most recent season

Arenas

Westchester County Center Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Radio City Music Hall Prudential Center

Head coaches

Nancy Darsch Richie Adubato Pat Coyle Anne Donovan John Whisenant Bill Laimbeer Katie Smith

Administration

Owner The Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Company General Managers Carol Blazejowski John Whisenant Bill Laimbeer Kristin Bernert

WNBA All-Stars

Essence Carson Swin Cash Tina Charles Shameka Christon Becky Hammon Kym Hampton Vickie Johnson Rebecca Lobo Tari Phillips Cappie Pondexter Ann Wauters Teresa Weatherspoon Sue Wicks Sophia Witherspoon

Seasons

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Playoff appearances

1997 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017

Conference Championships

1997 1999 2000 2002

Rivals

Connecticut
Connecticut
Sun Detroit Shock Houston Comets Indiana Fever Los Angeles Sparks

Media

TV:

MSG Network (MSG) MSG Plus
MSG Plus
(MSG+)

Announcers:

Kenny Albert Mike Crispino Mary Murphy

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New York Rangers

Founded in 1926 Based in New York City, New York

Franchise

Team General managers Coaches Players Captains Draft picks Seasons Current season

History

History (Original Six) Records Award winners Retired numbers

Personnel

Owners The Madison Square Garden Company
Madison Square Garden Company
(James Dolan, chairman) President Glen Sather General manager Jeff Gorton Head coach Alain Vigneault Team captain Vacant Current roster

Arenas

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden III Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden IV

Rivalries

New Jersey Devils New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers Washington Capitals

Affiliates

AHL Hartford Wolf Pack ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Media

Networks

TV

MSG Network

Radio

WEPN-FM

Broadcasters

TV

Sam Rosen Joe Micheletti

Radio

Kenny Albert Dave Maloney

Culture and lore

Curse of 1940 "It's a power play goal!" GAG line Eric Lindros trade Messier's Guarantee "Matteau, Matteau, Matteau" George Kalinsky Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Hockey Night Live! "The Face Painter" (Seinfeld episode) Mystery, Alaska 1991 Las Vegas outdoor game 2011 NHL Premiere 2012 NHL Winter Classic 2014 NHL Stadium
Stadium
Series 2018 NHL Winter Classic

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New York Knights

Founded in 1988 Folded in 1988 Based in New York City, New York

Franchise

Franchise Seasons Players

Arenas

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden

Head coaches

Valek

Seasons (1)

1980s

1988

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Toronto
Toronto
Phantoms

Formerly the New York CityHawks and the New England Sea Wolves Founded in 1997 Folded in 2002 Based in New York City, New York
New York City, New York
(1997–1998), Hartford, Connecticut (1999–2000), and Toronto, Ontario
Ontario
(2001–2002)

Franchise

Franchise Seasons Players

Arenas

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Hartford Civic Center Air Canada Centre

Head coaches

Kuharich Shelton Hohensee Stoute

Playoff appearances (2)

2000 2001

Hall of Fame members

Fred Gayles Mike Hohensee

Seasons (6)

1990s

1997 1998 1999

2000s

2000 2001 2002

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Current arenas in the National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Air Canada Centre Amalie Arena BB&T Center Bell Centre Canadian Tire Centre KeyBank Center Little Caesars Arena TD Garden

Metropolitan

Barclays Center Capital One Arena Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Nationwide Arena PNC Arena PPG Paints Arena Prudential Center Wells Fargo Center

Western Conference

Central

American Airlines Center Bell MTS Place Bridgestone Arena Pepsi Center Scottrade Center United Center Xcel Energy Center

Pacific

Gila River Arena Honda Center Rogers Arena Rogers Place SAP Center
SAP Center
at San Jose Scotiabank Saddledome Staples Center T-Mobile Arena

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Current arenas in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Air Canada Centre Barclays Center Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden TD Garden Wells Fargo Center

Central

Bankers Life Fieldhouse BMO Harris Bradley Center Little Caesars Arena Quicken Loans Arena United Center

Southeast

American Airlines Arena Amway Center Capital One Arena Philips Arena Spectrum Center

Western Conference

Northwest

Chesapeake Energy Arena Moda Center Pepsi Center Target Center Vivint Smart Home Arena

Pacific

Golden 1 Center Oracle Arena Staples Center Talking Stick Resort Arena

Southwest

American Airlines Center AT&T Center FedExForum Smoothie King Center Toyota Center

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Current arenas in the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Bankers Life Fieldhouse Capital One Arena Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden McCamish Pavilion Mohegan Sun Arena Wintrust Arena

Western Conference

College Park Center KeyArena Mandalay Bay Events Center Staples Center Talking Stick Resort Arena Target Center

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St. John's Red Storm men's basketball

Venues

Old Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (193?–1969) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1969–present) Carnesecca Arena
Carnesecca Arena
(alternate; 1961–present)

Rivalries

Fordham

Culture & lore

Johnny Thunderbird

People

Head coaches

Seasons

1907–08 1908–09 1909–10 1910–11 1911–12 1912–13 1913–14 1914–15 1915–16 1916–17 1917–18 1918–19 1919–20 1920–21 1921–22 1922–23 1923–24 1924–25 1925–26 1926–27 1927–28 1928–29 1929–30 1930–31 1931–32 1932–33 1933–34 1934–35 1935–36 1936–37 1937–38 1938–39 1939–40 1940–41 1941–42 1942–43 1943–44 1944–45 1945–46 1946–47 1947–48 1948–49 1949–50 1950–51 1951–52 1952–53 1953–54 1954–55 1955–56 1956–57 1957–58 1958–59 1959–60 1960–61 1961–62 1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

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Basketball
Basketball
arenas of the Big East Conference

Men only

BMO Harris Bradley Center
Bradley Center
(Marquette) Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena
(Georgetown) CenturyLink Center Omaha
CenturyLink Center Omaha
(Creighton) Dunkin' Donuts Center
Dunkin' Donuts Center
(Providence) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (St. John's) Prudential Center
Prudential Center
(Seton Hall)

Women only

Alumni Hall (Providence) D. J. Sokol Arena (Creighton) McDonough Gymnasium
McDonough Gymnasium
(Georgetown) Al McGuire Center
Al McGuire Center
(Marquette) Jake Nevin Field House (Villanova; 2017–18 only) Walsh Gymnasium
Walsh Gymnasium
(Seton Hall)

Both sexes

Carnesecca Arena
Carnesecca Arena
(St. John's) Cintas Center
Cintas Center
(Xavier) Finneran Pavilion (Villanova; reopening in 2018) Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
(Butler) Wells Fargo Center (Villanova) Wintrust Arena
Wintrust Arena
(DePaul)

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Sports venues in the New York metropolitan area

Active

The Bronx

Draddy Gymnasium Gaelic Park Rose Hill Gymnasium Van Cortlandt Park Yankee Stadium

Brooklyn

Aviator Sports & Events Center Barclays Center MCU Park Generoso Pope Athletic Complex Schwartz Athletic Center Steinberg Wellness Center

Manhattan

Chelsea Piers Columbia Soccer Stadium Icahn Stadium John McEnroe Tennis Academy Levien Gymnasium Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Wien Stadium Rucker Park Sportime Stadium Fort Washington Avenue Armory

Queens

Aqueduct Racetrack Belson Stadium Carnesecca Arena Citi Field Metropolitan Oval USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Arthur Ashe Stadium Louis Armstrong Stadium

Louis Armstrong Gymnasium West Side Tennis Club

Staten Island

Richmond County Bank Ballpark Spiro Sports Center Staten Island Cricket Club

Long Island

Belmont Park Bethpage Ballpark Island Garden James M. Shuart Stadium Mitchel Athletic Complex Nassau County Aquatic Center Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Riverhead Raceway

New Jersey

Arm & Hammer Park Asbury Park Convention Hall Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Richard J. Codey Arena CURE Insurance Arena FirstEnergy Park Freehold Raceway High Point Solutions Stadium Hinchliffe Stadium Jersey City Armory Louis Brown Athletic Center Mennen Arena Meadowlands Sports Complex

Meadowlands Racetrack MetLife Stadium

Monmouth Park Racetrack MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Princeton University Stadium Prudential Center Red Bull Arena Roberts Stadium Rothman Center TD Bank Ballpark Wall Township Speedway Yanitelli Center Yogi Berra Stadium Yurcak Field

Westchester

Fleming Field Yonkers Raceway Westchester County Center

Rockland

Palisades Credit Union Park Rockland Lake State Park

Defunct

69th Regiment Armory Bloomingdale Park Boyle's Thirty Acres Brighton Beach Race Course Bronx Coliseum Capitoline Grounds Commercial Field Coney Island Velodrome Eastern Park Ebbets Field Elysian Fields Freeport Municipal Stadium Dexter Park Downing Stadium Giants Stadium Gravesend Race Track Harrison Park Hilltop Park Island Garden (Original) Meadowlands Arena Jamaica Racetrack Jerome Park Racetrack Lewisohn Stadium Long Island Arena Louis Armstrong Stadium
Stadium
(1978) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1879) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1890) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1925) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Bowl Metropolitan Park Morris Park Racecourse Newark Schools Stadium Newark Velodrome Palmer Stadium Polo Grounds Ridgewood Park Roosevelt Raceway Roosevelt Stadium Ruppert Stadium Rutgers Stadium
Stadium
(1938) St. George Cricket Grounds Shea Stadium Sheepshead Bay Race Track Singer Bowl Suffolk Meadows Sunnyside Garden Arena Thompson Stadium Union Grounds Washington Park Yankee Stadium
Stadium
(1923)

Proposed

Belmont Park
Belmont Park
Arena Kingsbridge National Ice Center New York City
New York City
FC Stadium

In progress

Port Imperial Street Circuit

Never built

Proposed domed Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers stadium West Side Stadium Bergen Ballpark The Lighthouse Project New York Cosmos Stadium

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WrestleMania
WrestleMania
venues

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden

I X XX

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

2 VII

Allstate Arena
Allstate Arena
(Rosemont, IL)

2 13 22

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

2

Pontiac Silverdome

III

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

IV V

Rogers Centre

VI X8

Hoosier Dome

VIII

Caesars Palace

IX

XL Center
XL Center
(Hartford, CT)

XI

Honda Center
Honda Center
(Anaheim)

XII 2000

TD Garden

XIV

Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)

XV

Reliant Astrodome

X-Seven

Safeco Field

XIX

Staples Center

21

Ford Field

23

Camping World Stadium
Stadium
(Orlando)

XXIV 33

NRG Stadium

XXV

University of Phoenix Stadium
Stadium
(Glendale, AZ)

XXVI

Georgia Dome

XXVII

Hard Rock Stadium

XXVIII

MetLife Stadium

29 35

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

XXX 34

Levi's Stadium

31

AT&T Stadium

32

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Venues of the Democratic National Convention

The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church (1832) Fourth Presbyterian Church (Baltimore) (1835) The Assembly Rooms (1840) Odd Fellows Hall (1844) Universalist Church (Baltimore) (1848) Maryland Institute (1852) Smith and Nixon's Hall (1856) South Carolina Institute Hall / Front Street Theater (1860) The Amphitheatre (Chicago) (1864) Tammany Hall
Tammany Hall
(1868) Ford's Grand Opera House (1872) Merchants Exchange Building (1876) Cincinnati Music Hall (1880) Interstate Exposition Building (1884) Exposition Building (1888) Wigwam (1892) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
(1904) Denver Auditorium Arena
Denver Auditorium Arena
(1908) Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory
(1912) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1916) San Francisco Civic Auditorium (1920) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (II) (1924) Sam Houston Hall (1928) Chicago Stadium
Stadium
(1932) Philadelphia Convention Hall/ Franklin Field
Franklin Field
(1936) Chicago Stadium
Stadium
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Stadium
(1944) Philadelphia Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1956) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
/ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1960) Atlantic City Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1964) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (IV) (1976) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (IV) (1980) Moscone Center
Moscone Center
(1984) Omni Coliseum
Omni Coliseum
(1988) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (IV) (1992) United Center (1996) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) FleetCenter (2004) Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
/ Invesco Field (2008) Time Warner Cable Arena (2012) Wells Fargo Center (2016)

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Venues of the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
ceremonies

The Beverly Hilton
The Beverly Hilton
(1959; 1965) Hollywood Palladium
Hollywood Palladium
(1971, 1974, 1976-1977) Felt Forum (1972) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (1972, 1997, 2003, 2018) Tennessee Theatre (1973) Uris Theatre (1975) Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
(1978–1980, 1982–1987, 1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1999) Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
(1981, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000–2002, 2004-2017)

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Venues of the Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
ceremonies

Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) Conga Room
Conga Room
(2001) Kodak Theatre (2002) American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Arena
(2003) Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
(2004–2005) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (2006) Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center
(2007) Toyota Center
Toyota Center
(2008) Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center
(2009–2013) MGM Grand Garden Arena
MGM Grand Garden Arena
(2014-2015, 2017) T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena
(2016)

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Venues of the Republican National Convention

Musical Fund Hall
Musical Fund Hall
(1856) Wigwam (1860) Front Street Theater (1864) Crosby's Opera House
Crosby's Opera House
(1868) Academy of Music (1872) Exposition Hall (Cincinnati)
Exposition Hall (Cincinnati)
(1876) Interstate Exposition Building (1880) Exposition Hall (Chicago) (1884) Auditorium (1888) Industrial Exposition Building
Industrial Exposition Building
(1892) St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1904) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1908) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1912) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1916) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1920) Public Auditorium
Public Auditorium
(1924) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1928) Chicago Stadium
Stadium
(1932) Public Auditorium
Public Auditorium
(1936) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Stadium
(1944) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) Cow Palace
Cow Palace
(1956) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1960) Cow Palace
Cow Palace
(1964) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Kemper Arena
Kemper Arena
(1976) Joe Louis
Joe Louis
Arena (1980) Dallas Convention Center
Dallas Convention Center
(1984) Louisiana Superdome (1988) Houston Astrodome
Astrodome
(1992) San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
(1996) First Union Center (2000) Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden (2004) Xcel Energy Center
Xcel Energy Center
(2008) Tampa Bay Times Forum (2012) Quicken Loans Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
(2016)

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The Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden Company

Founded in 2010

Teams

New York Rangers
New York Rangers
(NHL) New York Knicks
New York Knicks
(NBA) New York Liberty
New York Liberty
(WNBA) Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford Wolf Pack
(AHL) Westchester Knicks
Westchester Knicks
(NBA G League)

Venues

Madison Square
Madison Square
Garden

The Theater

The Forum Chicago Theatre Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
(operator) Beacon Theatre (operator)

People

James L. Dolan

Other Holdings/Brands

MSG

MSG Western New York MSG Plus

themadisonsquaregardencompany.com § Joint venture with Pegula Sports

.