The Madison Square Garden was opened in 1968 above the platforms of the then-active Pennsylvania Station. Since then, the it has been through two major renovations to serve a major NHL team, the New York Rangers, and two professional basketball teams, the NY Knicks and NY Liberty.
The Madison Square Garden’s most recent renovation from 2011-2013 added an upper bowl of 300 and 400 club levels, upgraded roof and various rooms within the arena, and new lighting and LED video systems. The Garden’s new capacity varies between 18,006 for Ice hockey to 20,789 for boxing.
In addition to the regular home games of the Rangers, Knicks, and Liberty, the arena is home to major events year-round. Among musicians, Elton John holds the record for greatest number of appearances with 64 shows. The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is also held at MSG.
View seating charts for various events below:
Tickets for various shows and games can be purchased here.
Plenty of concession items are available for Madison Square Garden events. Here is the MSG-provided list of food stands and where they’re located:
|6th Floor||16 Handles Frozen Yogurt||115|
|Carlos and Gabby’s Kosher & Mexican Grill||111|
|Chicken & Fries||109 & 115|
|Coffee and Desserts||114|
|Garden Market||108 & 115|
|Mixed Drinks||103 & 114|
|Popcorn and Bottled Drinks||113 & 119|
|10th Floor||Garden Market||Between Towers B & C|
Service animals are permitted at the Madison Square Garden. To expedite entry to the arena, click here to request an Animal Access Card before your event. Every bag will be inspected before entry. Prohibited items at the Madison Square Garden include weapons, oversized bags, outside food and beverage, cans, bottles, alcohol, drugs, laser pens, video cameras, monopods, tripods, audio recording and cameras with telephoto or zoom lenses.