Madison Square Garden
New York Knicks
One of the most famous buildings in the largest US city, Madison Square Garden is a staple of the New York City area and the home of the National Basketball Association’s New York Knicks.
It’s the oldest active professional sports arena in the New York Metro area. In addition to being the oldest NHL arena, it’s also the second oldest NBA arena in use.
It’s the fourth most popular music venue in the entire world, attracting the most famous artists and performers throughout the year.
The stadium’s final price tag was $1.1 billion as it’s been consistently ranked as one of the most expensive venues in the world.
• Capacity: 19,812
• Opened: February 11, 1968
• Location: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, New York 10001
• The arena originally opened on February 11, 1968 and is the fourth version of the Madison Square Garden facility.
• $200 million in renovations were made to the stadium in 1991 as 89 suites were added, as well as more upper-level seats.
• With discussions of eventually moving the venue once again, in October of 2014 the Morgan area was announced as the ideal replacement for the stadium’s current location.
• The stadium has hosted the NHL All-Star game in 1973 and 1994. The NBA All-Star Game in 1998 and 2015. The WNBA All-Star Game in 1999, 2003, and 2006.
Past and Current Teams
New York Rangers (NHL) (1968–present)
New York Knicks (NBA) (1968–present)
St. John’s Red Storm (NCAA) (1969–present)
New York Raiders/Golden Blades (WHA) (1972–1973)
New York Apples (WTT) (1977–1978)
New York Knights (AFL) (1988)
New York CityHawks (AFL) (1997–1998)
New York Liberty (WNBA) (1997–2010, 2014–present)
New York Titans (NLL) (2007–2009)