Madison Square Gardens HistoryThe current Madison Square Gardens is located in Manhattan on Sevenths Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. But this was not always the case. The original Madison Square Gardens was located in Flatiron District amongst the other towering buildings that made up Madison Square. The first MSG opened in 1879 along the northeast corner of Madison Avenue. This first entertainment giant was made famous as the venue in which legendary boxer Jack Dempsey took place. In 1889 a new complex was designed by Stanford White, which featured a concert hall, theater and roof garden along with the rink. In front of the building was erected a tower designed after the Giralda tower in Sevilla; at its top stood a nude statue of the Greek goddess Diana. The third Madison Square Gardens was built in 1925 moving from its original home in Madison Square to a new location at Eighth and 49th Avenue. The current Gardens debuted in 1968, 17 blocks south of the prior center, rising prominently over the historic Penn Station. Famous Dates in Madison Square Gardens History
- May 8, 1970: The New York Knicks win their first NBA Championship
- March 8, 1971: The first Ali vs. Frazier fight
- June 14, 1994: The New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years
- June 12, 2000: Bruce Springsteen opens a 10 night concert series at the MSG
- October 20, 2001: Madison Square Gardens is honored to hold a concert benefiting the victims of the World Trade Center disaster
For those of you visiting New York on business in the future, why not book Madison Square Gardens as your convention center headquarters! There's plenty of parking for New York car rentals and the staff at MSG are the best in the business! Madison Square Gardens is a great place to conduct conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings and consumer expos. But business isn't the only the MSG does! Why not rent the legendary landmark for a graduation celebration or even a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?! Madison Square Gardens is more than just an arena, so be sure to check it out!
For more information on renting Madison Square Gardens or for a schedule of events please visit the Madison Square Gardens official website at http://www.thegarden.com/index.jsp !