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“World's Most Famous Arena”

Madison Square Garden
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Ranked #24 of 1,092 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Tours run daily beginning at 9:30 AM.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
New Market, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“World's Most Famous Arena”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have heard about he Arena for years and when I got the chance to see it I grabbed it. I went to see 2 games in this years NIT College basketball tournament. The arena is nestled very close to the major New York attractions. A short walk from Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, and Radio City Music Hall. Macy's is right across the street. There are plenty of hotels within walking distance and event parking is also available, at a price. Penn Railroad station is in the "basement".
The Arena itself was wonderful. A great choice of food and beverage are available, although for college events, no alcohol. Seats are comfortable with plenty of leg room. As I sat and let my mind wonder during a break in the action, I thought of all the events that had occurred here. It is easy to understand the appeal this venue offers.
Can't wait to find another occasion to return.

Visited April 2013
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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Worlds most famous arena”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The recent renovations to the Garden make this landmark an even more attractive venue to watch entertainment. I've been to a few hockey games and big east championships here. I've seen a few concerts here too. I like arena shows but the older venues seating design sometimes leave you feeling like your miles away from the stage. By far the best night at the Garden are when the Knicks play, it's electric. The fans are the best ever, the energy in the pace is amazing and of course seeing the regular celebrities is lays fun. There's no other place like MSG

Visited March 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A t-shirt bazooka contest or an NBA game?”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I love basketball and really enjoy watching the best players in the world. And when the legend Patrick Ewing also was there it was set up for a perfect night. Unfortunately, it all became a annoying show where the crowd seemed to be most excited about catching t-shirts being bazookad out over the visitors, or being visible on the jumbotron. Towards the end, the great game became the entertainment during the breaks rather than the other way around...

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Let's go Knicks!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went to see the Knicks V Celtics basketball game during a recent stay in New York. Paid a quite a bit for the tickets and were seated on the front row of the second tier (so you get a tv to watch the replays on too). Excellent seats anyway (section 208) sitting opposite celebrity row (take a long lens camera for some paparazzi shots. The game was amazing with pre match entertainment, half time entertainment, time out entertainment all adding to an excellent night - even got a giant sponge novelty pointy finger. Top tip - if you can, eat and drink before you go - high prices and slow service!

Visited March 2013
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Dont forget your passport....”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Saw the Knicks here and had pretty great seats (front row, second level). Even had a personal tv screen!
The biggest problem here is that if you are not American, you need a passport to drink alcohol. Obviously this was highly irritating to us, and 2 other seperate parties who approached me to buy beer for them because they were German/British! As a 30 year old with a drivers license that says Im 30, not being able to buy a beer at my first NBA game was disappointing. Really took the shine off what was going to be a great night.
MSG, either get some rules that are fair for all nationalities, or advertise the fact BEFORE I get there!

Visited March 2013
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