Known to the world as a musical theater rather than a stadium, Madison Square Garden is home to two legendary sports clubs in New York. They were the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team. There have been concerts by many famous artists, from Led Zeppelin to Jay-Z. Due to the nature of the courtyard is only for events with small audience sizes, the capacity of the courtyard is only modest 18 200 seats. But the cost of the yard is not small at all. It amounted to 1.1 billion USD.
Madison Square Garden is also known as MSG or more briefly, The Garden. This is where sports competitions like boxing, and basketball are competed. In addition, it is also a famous music performance place. In this respect, Madison Square Garden is the third largest in the world, after two other locations in the UK, “M.E.N Arena in Manchester” and “The O2 Arena” in London.
Madison Square Garden is home to more than 320 events per year. On the sports front, this is the home ground for the New York Rangers hockey team, and the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Liberty women’s basketball team.
In terms of boxing, this is where the famous matches take place such as the match between Roberto Duran and Ken Buchanan, the match between Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Today boxing competitions have moved to Las Vegas.
From the entertainment front, Madison Square Garden is very popular. This is the venue for the Ringling Brothers circus troupe. Many of the most famous singers in the world hold a concert here. Most notably, the Concert Hall caused demons to help people in Bengladesh in 1971. The number of spectators that day amounted to 40,000 people.
Among the famous concerts held here, the most famous is the one called The concert for New York City, which was held to support the victims of the US terrorist attacks on November 9. Other is Elton John’s concert in 1974, the last time John Lennon appeared in a musical performance before being assassinated in 1980.
Elton John is the one who has held the most concerts here, with 62 concerts. This is a record number, no artists have organized more here. Michael Jackson performed there in 2008. In 2010, Michael Jackson’s concert was voted the most successful concert at Madison Square Garden in the history of the concert held at this venue.