Madison Square Garden is one of the world’s most famous sports and entertainment stadiums. Dubbed the Garden, the 1960s-era indoor arena stands on the site of the much-lamented Beaux Arts Pennsylvania Station.
The Garden hosts around 320 events a year, and is the home of the New York Rangers hockey, New York Knicks basketball, and New York Liberty women’s basketball teams. You can also catch circus acts, athletics meets, dog shows, conventions, lacrosse, wrestling, boxing, or a rock concert.
There are several other venues within the complex, including the WaMu Theater, an expo center, restaurants, and retail outlets.
All-access daily tours go behind the scenes, and a series of plaques commemorate the achievements of athletes and performers on the Walk of Fame.
Review by kellythepea, USA, October 2010
Madison Garden is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on Seventh Avenue, between W 31st and 33rd Streets. The arena is directly above Penn Station on Penn Plaza, and an easy walk from 34th Street/Herald Square subway station.