Madison Square Garden

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The Madison Square Garden, also known as The Garden and abbreviated as MSG, is a multi-purpose arena in New York City. The hall has its own television station and bills itself as "The World's Most Famous Arena " ( " The most famous arena in the world "). The multi-purpose arena in Manhattan is mainly used for sporting events ( boxing, basketball, ice hockey ) and concerts.


There were a total of four Gardens, the first Garden was built around 1880 and served as a circus arena. With increasing industrialization is turned away from the circus life from the dismantled the first Garden and built over the course of 120 years, three further Gardens.

Built in 1890 by the renowned architect Stanford White second building was the last one still actually was at the Madison Square. It was demolished in 1928 and changed the location of the Nachfolgebauten further north, direction West Side. Today's MSG building was erected in 1963 on the railway tracks to the station Pennsylvania Station, the building was demolished in the " Beaux -Arts " style for this 1964. The Arena today consists convention center, cinema, theater and sports field.

In July 2013, the City Council of New York voted as the owner for a last-time extension of the lease for 10 years with the operators. During this time, the Madison Square Garden has to move again to allow for the subsequent period, the modernization of the adjacent metro station Pennsylvania Station.


In MSG both the basketball team the New York Knicks and the Hockey Team of the New York Rangers play their home games. The MSG provides 19,763 spectators, with 18,200 spectators at hockey games playing the Knicks. There were also many well-known musicians already on in the MSG; most common Elton John, who has already played 60 times here. At the concerts, the Garden of up to 20,000 spectators.

Each February hosts the MSG, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the oldest dog show in the world. Occasionally, the Madison Square Garden serves as a location for films; in Godzilla sets the giant lizard their eggs, which is why MSG is destroyed by two missiles. The Garden also be rented for corporate and private parties; In 2004, he was the venue of the Congress of the Republicans.

Birthplace of the Six Days

1879 Six Days of England was imported to the USA and found his local Home Instead at Madison Square Garden. First, individual drivers drove six days at a stretch, since 1899, however, in the usual form today in teams as a two - team driving, which is why this discipline is internationally also known as " Madison ". Between 1899 and 1961, 70 six-day races were held at Madison Square Garden.