Madison Square Garden or MSG is a multipurpose building located in Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, New York City. The Garden, the nickname of this building, used for basketball, professional ice hockey, boxing, music concerts, ice shows, circuses and others. The building is located within walking distance of other attractions in Manhattan, such as the Empire State Building, Koreatown and Macy’s in Herald Square.
Madison Square Garden was opened to the public on February 11, 1968. It makes this multipurpose building as the oldest sports facilities and National Hockey League’s arenas that still active in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, Madison Square Garden is also the third in a place most often become the location of a music concert. Rank 1 and 2 are the Manchester Arena and the O2 Arena in England. With total construction costs were $ 1.1 billion, placing the Garden as one of the ten most expensive stadium in the world.
Madison Square Garden to host more than 300 events per year. MSG is known as home base for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the New York Rangers National Hockey League and the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
MSG became the location of the event the Big East Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, The Millrose Games, NIT Tournament, St. John’s Red Storm, the National Invitation Tournament final, NBA Draft and also became the venue for the Republican National Convention in 2004.
Various events which often appear in MSG like the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice moved to the Barclay Center since it opened to the public in 2012 ago.
The Garden is also the location of a boxing match is so well known. Some historic moment never happened here, for example, during a match between Roberto Duran versus Ken Buchanan and Joe Frazier first match against the world boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.
In addition, the multipurpose building in Manhattan is also the location of the concert of world music such as Chuck Berry, Rick Nelson, Bob Diddley, Elvis Presley, The Concert for New York City, George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, the last performance of John Lennon before he was killed, and The Police.
Public transportation to the Madison Square Garden is by subway A, C and E stop at 8th Avenue. While in New York, you can also visit other natural attractions such as Brighton Beach, The Brick Haunted House and Coney Island. Hotels can choose from in New York includes The Sherry Netherland Hotel, Central Park House Hotel or Helmsley Park Lane Hotel.