Madison Square Garden is located on top of Penn Station in the middle of the city. It is located between 33rd and 31st Street and 7th and 8th Avenues. It is has been the fourth MSG to open. The third was right next door, opened in 1925, but has been replaced by the current one and a skyscraper called One Penn Plaza in 1968 and 1970 respectively. The first two were around in the early 1890's to the 1920's as a place for circuses and is now Madison Square Park, a place I mentioned in my post two weeks ago.
The current Madison Square Garden is known as the Greatest Arena in the World, as it has hosted it's fair share of events. It has hosted the first ever live-aid concert, with George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, The Concert for New York City after 9/11, and the 12-12-12 Concert, after Superstorm Sandy rocked New Jersey, the city, and Long Island. It held two NHL All-Star Games, in 1973 and 1994, two NBA All-Star Games, in 1998 and 2015, and three WNBA All-Star Games, in 1999, 2003, and 2006.
Also the Soviet Union beat the NHL All-Star / Greats team two games to one, in 1979, to scare people at the 1980 Olympics, (which didn't work), and beat the Miracle on Ice team 10-3, two weeks before they would beat the 4-3, in the greatest hockey game ever.
It is 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. They also host multiple Red Storm games of St. John's University, and the Big East Tournament.
Almost any artist has performed on this hallowed stage. Long Island native Billy Joel, currently has the record for the most shows sold out with 65, five short of beating his amount that he had at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. I have seen a few concerts in this arena, and I have got to a good amount of basketball and hockey games here, and I have loved every single one!
If you ever get the chance to go to any type of concert, or any type of game in this arena... please go! You definitely won't regret it!
Have you ever been to Madison Square Garden? If so, what did you see? If you haven't what you have want to have seen?
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