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    Madison Square Garden: Events and tours available in New York's historic arena

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    With its 130 years of history, the Madison Square Garden it has hosted events that have entered the history of American sport and entertainment. From concerts to sporting events every day there is always something to see in the “Garden” as it is nicknamed by New Yorkers.

    Here they play their home games i New York Knicks in the NBA and Rangers in the NHL, and more and more tourists are choosing to buy a ticket to experience the magical atmosphere of these matches live. The more daring and fortunate also come to follow the concerts of their favorite singers who never fail to include a stop on their tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.


    • Where is it and how to get there
    • Attend a live event
      • Biglietti New York Knicks
      • New York Rangers Tickets
      • Wrestling Tickets
      • Boxing Tickets
      • Concert Tickets
      • New York Liberty
    • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
      • Pass in which it is included
    • Where to sleep in the area

    Where is it and how to get there

    Madison Square Garden is located right above the train station pennsylvania station. The closest metro stop is 34th Street/Penn Station served by lines 1, 2, 3, A, C, E.

    If you are looking for some more advice to better manage the use of this public transport, you can read our article entirely dedicated to the New York subway.

    Attend a live event

    Being able to attend a live event at Madison Square Garden is an opportunity that many would like to be able to seize. As far as sporting events are concerned, it is much simpler, while in general the demand for concerts is much higher (especially when it comes to international artists) and it could be more complicated to find a place by spending the right amount.

    Biglietti New York Knicks

    Photo by Jean-Baptiste Bellet

    One of the historic teams of the NBA has its "home" right in Madison Square Garden. Together with the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtic they have always been part of the National Basketball Association. Winners of two NBA titles in the 70s, despite the fluctuating fortunes of recent years, they always manage to keep a large group of fans both at home and abroad.

    If you want to check the availability of tickets to Knicks games and to understand if you are lucky enough to be able to find a match at the same time as your stay in New York, you can click on the link below.

    Look for a New York Knicks NBA ticket

    If you want to learn more about the city's basketball teams (it's not just the Knicks!), Check out our article on how to see the NBA in New York.

    New York Rangers Tickets

    The 4 Stanley Cup-winning New York ice hockey team also plays their games inside Madison Square Garden.

    If you are a fan of this sport you can take a look at the link below to get an idea of ​​the prices and dates of the matches that will be played.

    Look for a ticket to the New York Rangers

    Wrestling Tickets

    The unmissable appointment with the Wrestling gladiators who every year populate Madison Square Garden with fans of this peculiar stars and stripes sport / show.

    Look for a ticket to Wrestling matches

    Boxing Tickets

    Also with regard to boxing, important pages of this sport have been and continue to be written here, even if nowadays the capital of boxing has moved to Las Vegas. In fact, the first legendary meeting between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and the one between Rocky Marciano against Joe Louis.

    Staying on the subject, the most cinema fans will also remember that the match between was set at Madison Square Garden Rocky Balboa and Clubber Lang immortalized in Rocky III.

    Look for a ticket to Boxing matches

    Concert Tickets

    Playing at Madison Square Garden is, if you like, the testimony that a group or a singer has managed to really break through and enter the Olympus of music stars. All the greatest artists have played at least once in this place. It is therefore no coincidence that Madison Square Garden hosts the largest number of important concerts in all of New York every year.

    Elton John he played here over 60 times and it was on the occasion of one of his concerts on November 28, 1974 that John Lennon made his final appearance on a stage. The artist Billy Joel he is at home at Madison Square Garden which he has defined as his "center of the universe" so much so that he holds the record for the most consecutive concerts (43). In addition, at Madison Square Garden i Led Zeppelin they recorded what will become their album and film The Song Remains The Same.

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    New York Liberty

    They are the women's basketball team that participates in the Women's National Basketball Association and plays its home games at the “Garden”. They have made it to the WNBA Finals four times without ever winning them.

    Even if they do not manage to have the same success with the public as the Knicks they still manage to attract about 10.000 fans on average in their games played at Madison Square Garden.

    Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

    With this tour you will be guided through the centennial history of Madison Square Garden retracing the most memorable moments that occurred in this facility. You will visit the private suites, the newly built Chase Bridge that runs along the entire perimeter of the Garden and you will also have the opportunity to visit the changing rooms of both the Rangers and the Knicks.

    In general, when Madison Square Garden hosts large events the experience could be a little more disappointing because some areas may be off-limits to the public, such as the locker rooms and they cannot be visited on match day. Check carefully the dates you intend to go and maybe decide if it is not better to attend a live event directly.

    Tours are available every day of the week from 9am to 00pm on average every half hour. The duration of the tour is approximately 15 minutes. To see the holidays in which it is not possible to participate in the tour, and to check that some special events have not changed the times, I invite you to check the official website.

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    Pass in which it is included

    The Madison Square Garden All Access Tour is included in the following New York passes.

    • Go City New York Explorer Pass
    • New York Pass
    • Sightseeing Pass Flex
    • Sightseeing Pass Day

    Where to sleep in the area

    If you want to stay near Madison Square Garden you can read our tips on the Times Square area in the guide on where to sleep in New York. Or click on the link below to get a complete overview of all the hotels in the surrounding area.

    Look for a hotel near Madison Square Garden

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