“The Garden” houses several other New York Venues inside, and is available for many uses such as:
- Madison Square Garden Restaurants - A 9,500-square-foot terrace and 2 NYC Restaurants The Garden Glub and Play-by-Play, are housed inside Madison Square Garden.
- Expo Center at Madison Square Garden - The 36,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) Expo Center in Madison Square Garden, (formerly known as "The Rotunda,”) is used for New York Trade Shows, cat Shows in New York, and stamp Shows in NYC, often in combination with the space in the main part of the NYC Arena and banquet/ reception halls.
- The Theater at Madison Square Garden – The Theater seats between 2,000 and 5,600 people for New York Concerts and can also be used for Meetings in New York, NYC Shows and performances, and graduation Ceremonies in New York. Madison Square Garden was also the traditional home of the NFL Draft until 2005, when it moved to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York after MSG management opposed a new stadium for the New York Jets.
Madison Square Garden, also referred to simply as ‘The Garden’, is a multi-purpose indoor New York Arena, in the New York City Borough of Manhattan. Located at 8th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, it sits on top of Pennsylvania Station.
Since Madison Square Garden’s opening on February 11, 1968, it is the longest-running, active sporting facility for major New York Sports in the New York Metropolitan area. The Madison Square Garden as we see it today is the fourth incarnation of this New York Arena in Manhattan. One Penn Plaza stands to one side of Madison Square Garden, and several other operating entities related to the New York Venue also surround “The Garden.”
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Madison Square Garden is the third busiest sports arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, falling just behind M.E.N. Arena, and Manchester and The O2 Arena, which are both in the United Kingdom.
The modern-day Madison Square Garden is the focal-point of the Madison Square Garden Center, which sits in the office and entertainment complex formally addressed as Pennsylvania Plaza. This New York City Attraction is commonly known as Penn Plaza, named after the railroad station that sits on top of the NYC Complex.
In 1991, the owners of Madison Square Garden spent $200 million to renovate the NYC Sports Venue, adding 89 luxury suites. The renovation process involved hundreds of upper-tier seats being removed, in order to make way for a bigger and better NYC Sporting Facility.
The present Madison Square Garden hosts approximately 320 New York Events each year. It is also the home of the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of the NBA, and the New York Liberty of the WNBA, all of which are owned by Madison Square Garden, L.P., just like the NY Building itself.
Other regular New York Events that take place at Madison Square Garden include selected home games for the St. John's Men's Red Storm (college basketball), the annual pre and postseason NIT Tournaments in New York City, the NBA Draft, the Millrose Games Track and Field Meet, and many other kinds of indoor New York Activities that draw large audiences like the New York City Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
The Madison Square Garden has previously hosted the 1976, 1980 and 1992 Democratic National Conventions, and hosted the NFL Draft for many years, which is now held at Garden-leased Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Madison Square Garden is located at 4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 | 212-465-6741