Hockey game at the Madison Square Garden, New York City
Hockey game at the Madison Square Garden, New York City

Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10001

The basics

The indoor arena is a popular stop on hop-on, hop-off bus tours or private driving tours of New York City, while cycling and walking tours also pause outside the landmark. You can spy it above on helicopter tours of Manhattan, or get a behind-the-scenes tour with a New York Sightseeing or FreeStyle Pass.

The legendary venue hosts games, concerts, and other performances all year long, so you can also get a ticket for a dose of competition or entertainment. Book event tickets on Ticketmaster—Madison Square Garden’s official online ticket platform—or at the box office, typically open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

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Things to know before you go

  • Madison Square Garden is ideal for sports fans.

  • Tours are held daily from 9:30am to 3pm.

  • Check MSG’s website for a list of banned items, including outside food and drink, video cameras, selfie sticks, and oversized bags.

  • In addition to the main arena, Madison Square Garden also hosts the more intimate Hulu Theater, plus restaurants, bars, and shops.

  • Collapsible strollers are welcome at events, so long as they fit under your seat.

  • The venue is accessible to visitors with mobility, sight, or hearing issues.

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How to get there

Located in Midtown Manhattan, Madison Square Garden is steps from Penn Station, serviced by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E subway lines, and New Jersey Transit or Long Island Railroad trains. You can also walk from the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, or W subway at 34th Street/Herald Square, which is just minutes away; if arriving from New Jersey, get off the PATH Train at 33rd Street. Madison Square Garden is also easily accessible via bus or taxi, or on foot.

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When to get there

Madison Square Garden hosts roughly 320 events per year, so there’s no bad time to visit to take in games, concerts, and other performances. The New York Knicks (basketball) and the New York Rangers (ice hockey) both typically play between October and April.

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Madison Square Garden’s most famous visitors

Since its opening in 1968, Madison Square Garden has hosted some of the world’s biggest artists and celebrities. All genres of musicians—including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna, U2, Taylor Swift, and Andrea Bocelli—have taken to the stage. The venue has even hosted Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. And every February, the Garden hosts two Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show competitions.

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