Madison Square Garden : The World 's Most Famous Arena

1876 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
New York is the financial capital of the planet, so it would be fitting that we would have some of the greatest buildings as well. Located at the pulse of the city in midtown Manhattan, Madison Square Garden, The Garden, or MSG is one of those landmarks. Named after the fourth president of the United States of America, James Madison, it has been the home of some of the greatest sporting events in history. It is easy to see why Madison Square Garden is sometimes called the World 's Most Famous Arena: celebrities can be found at one moment center stage, the next in the crowd. As such, Madison Square Garden holds a place of esteem in the hearts of many New Yorkers, as well as many different kinds of people the world over. Madison Square Garden is an indoor arena located between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets. Due to its place atop Pennsylvania Station, Madison Square Garden can be reached through a variety of intercity trains, including the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), New Jersey Transit, and the Amtrak system. Madison Square Garden 's central location also opens it up to a variety of different buses as well. The venue is, in fact, the fourth to be called "Madison Square Garden": the first two, created in 1879 and 1890 respectively, were located on the actual Madison Square on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue; the third Madison Square Garden was built further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street. The Garden plays host to many sporting events, including…
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