Madison Square Garden, New York City

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Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
Located atop Pennsylvania Station, Madison Square Garden is a multipurpose indoor sports venue that hosts thousands of visitors every year. The arena also presents concerts and events. Renovations in 2011, 2012, and 2013 added interactive ticket kiosks and exhibits of photography and art on the walls leading to the arena's entrance. You can tour the facility even if you don't have tickets to an event--visit the venue's website to discover details about all-access tour of the arena. Using our world travel planner, New York City attractions like Madison Square Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Coming back to the Garden for the 1st time since February 2020, I have to say seeing Harry Styles was well worth it! My daughters were in the pit (huge fans!! 😊) and Harry had everyone on their feet....  more »
  • Perfect venue for a concert. Staff was extremely helpful and nice. Seats were incredible- sold out show and didn’t seem too crowded at all. Staff was all over offering to help and move people along. Everything was very clean! Food was surprisingly good and they had plenty of merchandise. They had escalators going up but after the show we had to walk down the stairs or wait for the elevator.
  • Great venue to see concerts as most seating has good views. If you're not super tall I recommend staying off the GA floor and go for tickets that are in sections 116 - 118 / 106 - 108, 210-212/ 223-225 for best views. Also good for NY Rangers hockey games. Sound is good except if you're far away or high up but that's a typical law of physics and sound travel. The only downsides are exorbitant prices on beer and snacks. Like $12 a beer I believe. Gouging! Tip: don't hang around when the show ends. Get to the nearest exit ASAP to avoid being stuck like cattle on the stairs. You'll still have a crowd but early birds suffer much less! I recommend this venue! P.S. ENTRANCE IS ON 7TH AVE BETWEEN 31ST & 33RD ST.

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