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Encyclopedia > Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
MSG, The Garden


The current Madison Square Garden
Location 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Manhattan, New York City, NY 10121
Opened Former locations: 1879, 1890, 1925
Current location: February 14, 1968
Owner Cablevision (through Madison Square Garden L.P.)
Operator Cablevision
Construction cost $123 million USD
Architect Charles Luckman
Associates, Ellerbe Becket
Capacity Basketball: 19,763
Hockey: 18,200
Concert: 20,000
The Theater: 5,600
Tenants
New York Rangers (NHL) (1926-present)
New York Knicks (NBA) (1946-present)
New York Liberty (WNBA) (1997-present)
New York Titans (NLL) (2007-present)
New York Knights (AFL) (1988)
New York CityHawks (AFL) (1997-1998)
New York Americans (NHL) (1925-1942)
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament (1943-1948,1950)
Big East Men's Basketball Tournament (1983-present)

Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. It is also the name of the entity which owns the arena and several of the professional sports franchises which play there. There have been four incarnations of the arena. The first two were located at the Northeast corner of Madison Square (Madison Ave. & 26th St.) from which the arena derived its name. Subsequently a new 17,000-seat Garden (opened December 15, 1925) was built at 50th Street and 8th Avenue, and the current Garden (opened February 14, 1968) is at 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station. Image File history File links Madison_Square_Garden. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 870 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Madison Square Garden User:Chensiyuan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Pennsylvania Plaza (Penn Plaza) is the office, entertainment and hotel complex occupying and near the site of Pennsylvania Station. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... USD redirects here. ... Ellerbe Becket is an international architecture, engineering, and construction firm, founded in 1909, with its corporate office located in Minneapolis, MN, and other offices located in Washington, DC, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, and Dubai, UAE. Areas of Expertise include architecture, construction, engineering, interior design, and environmental graphics. ... NBA redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NHL redirects here. ... Knicks redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... New York Titans is a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League scheduled to start playing in the 2007 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... This page is about the Arena Football League team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Categories: Sports stubs | Defunct American football teams | New York City sports ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The New York Americans were a NHL hockey team, the third expansion team in league history and the second to play in the United States. ... NHL redirects here. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... The Big East Mens Basketball Tournament determines the winner of an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament from the Big East Conference. ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Madison Square, 1908. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ...


The arena lends its name to the Madison Square Garden Network, a cable television network that broadcasts most sporting events that are held in the Garden, as well as concerts and entertainment events that have taken place at the venue. The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... Cable TV redirects here. ...


It is controlled by the Madison Square Garden, L.P. subsidiary of Cablevision. Madison Square Garden, L.P. is a United States based entertainment promotion company and live entertainment subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporations. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ...

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History

Madison Square Garden derives its name from the park where the first two gardens were located (Madison Square) on Madison Avenue at 26th Street. As the venue moved to new locations the name still stuck, although since 1925 Madison Square Garden has been neither a garden nor on Madison Square. Madison Square, 1908. ... Madison Avenue, looking north from 40th Street Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City that carries northbound one-way traffic. ... This article covers streets in Manhattan, New York City, USA between and including 23rd Street and 42nd Street. ...


1879-1890

Madison Square Garden I.

The location of the first Madison Square Garden (now known as Madison Square Garden I), was at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. The site was formerly occupied by the passenger depot of the New York and Harlem Railroad. When the depot was moved to what is now the site of Grand Central Terminal in 1871, the old depot was sold to P.T. Barnum who converted it into "Barnum's Monster Classical and Geological Hippodrome." In 1876 Barnum's was converted into "Gilmore's Garden," an open air arena named in honor of Patrick Gilmore.[1] Gilmore was America's most well-known bandmaster at the time. His most famous composition was "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... The New York and Harlem Railroad (now the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line) was one of the first railroads in the United States, and possibly the first street railway, running north from Lower Manhattan to and beyond Harlem. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829-1892), Union Army bandmaster during the Civil War, wrote the lyrics to the song When Johnny Comes Marching Home. ... When Johnny Comes Marching Home (sometimes When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again) is a popular song of the American Civil War that expressed peoples longing for the return of their friends and relatives who were fighting in the war. ...


Finally, Gilmore's Garden was renamed "Madison Square Garden" by William Henry Vanderbilt and the facility was reopened to the public on May 31, 1879. The first Garden was originally designed for the sport of track cycling. This is still remembered in the name of the Madison event. William H. Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) was a businessman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles. ... The Madison is an event in track cycling, named after the Madison Square Garden in New York, and known as the American race in French (course à laméricaine). ...


1890-1925

Madison Square Garden II.
Madison Square Garden II.

The second Madison Square Garden (now known as Madison Square Garden II), also located at 26th and Madison Avenue was designed by Stanford White, who would later be killed at the Garden's rooftop restaurant. White kept an apartment, site of the famous red velvet swing, in the building. Image File history File links Madison-square2. ... Image File history File links Madison-square2. ... Stanford White (1853-1906) Washington Square Arch New York American on June 25, 1906 Stanford White (November 9, 1853 – June 25, 1906) was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ...


The new structure was 200 feet (61 m) by 485 feet (148 m) of Moorish architecture with a minaret-like tower soaring 32 stories over Madison Square Park and was the city's second tallest building. The Garden's main hall, which was the largest in the world, measured 200 by 350 feet (110 m) with permanent seating for 8,000 people and floor space for thousands more.


Topping the garden was a statue of Diana, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The original bronze statue was 18 ft (5.5 m). tall and weighed 1,800 lb (820 kg)., but spun with the wind. It was placed on top of the tower in 1891, but was soon thought to be too large by Saint-Gaudens and White, the architect. (It was removed and placed on top of a building at The World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago - the bottom half was destroyed by a fire after the close of the Exhibition, and the top half was lost.) In 1893 a gilded, hollow copper, 2nd version of Diana, replaced the original on top of the Garden tower. This 2nd version was 13 ft (4.0 m). tall and is now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a copy is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Saint-Gaudens made several smaller variants in bronze, one of which was on display in the entryway of Madison Square Garden III, and also in a similar location in the current Garden, MSG IV. The Diana of Versailles In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, in literature the equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis, though in cult she was Italic in origin. ... Augustus Saint Gaudens, 1905 Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Dublin, March 1, 1848 - Cornish, New Hampshire, August 3, 1907), was the Irish-born American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the American Renaissance. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City. ...


It hosted the 1924 Democratic National Convention, which nominated John W. Davis after 103 ballots. Afterwards, it was torn down to make way for the landmark New York Life Insurance Building. The 1924 Democratic National Convention, also called the Klanbake was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, took a record 103 ballots to nominate a presidential candidate. ... John W. Davis John William Davis (April 13, 1873 — March 24, 1955) was an American politician and lawyer. ... The New York Life Insurance Building as taken from the observation deck at the Empire State Building The New York Life Insurance Company has commissioned two major skyscrapers. ...


White was a member of the architecture firm McKim, Mead and White which designed Pennsylvania Station which was torn down to make way for MSG IV. The firm also designed the James Farley Post Office which is being proposed as the anchor for the proposed new Pennsylvania Station.The New York Life Insurance Company decided to demolish Madison Square Garden. McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... The James A. Farley Post Office, New York Citys General Post Office, is located at 421 Eighth Avenue, between 31st Street and 33rd Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, across the street from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden. ...


1925-1968

1925-26 New York Americans game program cover for hockey at Madison Square Garden
1925-26 New York Americans game program cover for hockey at Madison Square Garden
Bulldogging champion Cowboy Morgan Evans competition chit at Madison Square Garden's 1928 World Series Rodeo

The third garden, now known as Madison Square Garden III, was built on 50th Street and Eighth Avenue by boxing promoter Tex Rickard and was dubbed "The House That Tex Built." The New York Rangers, owned by Rickard, got their name from a wordplay on his name (Tex's Rangers). It was built in 249 days on the site of the city's streetcar barns. However, the Rangers were not the first NHL team to play at the Garden; the New York Americans had begun play in 1925 and were so wildly successful at the gate that Rickard wanted his own team as well. The Rangers were founded in 1926 and both teams played at the Garden until the Americans folded in 1942, the Rangers having stolen their commercial success with their own success on the ice (winning three Stanley Cups between 1928 and 1940). This was the basis for the Curse of 1940 that supposedly prevented the Rangers from winning the Stanley Cup again until 1994. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1184, 483 KB)NHL New York Americans 1925-26 program cover at Madison Square garden. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1184, 483 KB)NHL New York Americans 1925-26 program cover at Madison Square garden. ... Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event where a steer is released from a chute and a horse-mounted rider chases the steer, jumps off the horse next to the steer, and wrestles the steer to the ground by twisting its horns. ... George Lewis Tex Rickard (1870-1929 ?) was an American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Americans were a NHL hockey team, the third expansion team in league history and the second to play in the United States. ... The Curse of 1940 is a superstitious explanation for why the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League didnt win the leagues championship trophy, the Stanley Cup, from 1940 to 1994. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ...


While the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had debuted at the Garden in 1919, the third Garden saw large numbers of performances. The circus was so important to the Garden that when the Rangers played in the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals, the team was forced to play all games on the road (the Rangers won the series anyway). The circus would continue to perform as often as three times daily, repeatedly knocking the Rangers out of the Garden at playoff time, throughout the life of the third Garden. Even at the fourth Garden, games would have to begin as late as 9:00 p.m. to accommodate the circus. The Circus Acrobatics were very dramatic including acts in the Rings as well as on the high wire and trapeze. One dramatic act which was only performed in the Garden, and not taken on the road with the traveling Circus, involved Blinc Candlin, a Hudson, New York fireman, who rode his (already antique) 1880s High Wheel bicycle on the high wire every season for over 2 decades starting in the 1910s and running well through the 1930s. P. T. Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. ...


Boxing was Madison Square Garden III's principal claim to fame. The building exterior in contrast to the ornate towers of the first two Garden was a simple box. Its most distinctive feature was its ornate marquee that was above the main entrance, with its seemingly endless abbreviations (Tomw., V/S, Rgrs, Tonite, Thru, etc.) Even the name was abbreviated: Madison Sq. Garden. On January 17, 1941, 23,190 people witnessed Fritzie Zivic successful welterweight defense against Henry Armstrong. That is the biggest attendance record of any of the Gardens. MSG III was featured prominently in the 2005 Ron Howard film Cinderella Man (although exterior montage shots glorified it by placing it against the Times Square signs on Broadway when it was in fact one block west). Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Fritzie Zivic (May 8, 1913, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — May 16, 1984), born as Ferdinand Henry John Zivcich (Croatian: Živčić, known to boxing fans as Fritzie Zivic, “The Croat Comet”), was an American boxer. ... Henry Jackson Jr. ... Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, and an Academy Award winning film director, and producer, known for his roles on sitcoms, movies and television. ... This article is about a movie. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...

The NHL New York Rangers were a prime tenant of the 50th St. MSG from 1926 to 1968 (1932-33 Team Picture)
The NHL New York Rangers were a prime tenant of the 50th St. MSG from 1926 to 1968 (1932-33 Team Picture)

It hosted the only indoor bout in the career of Jack Dempsey. It cost $4.75 million to build; this one hosted seven NCAA men's basketball championships between 1943 and 1950. Image File history File linksMetadata NYR1932_33. ... Image File history File linksMetadata NYR1932_33. ... For other uses, including another boxing champion, see Jack Dempsey (disambiguation). ...


City College of New York (CCNY) was one of the first schools banned from playing at MSG due to the 1951 CCNY Point Shaving Scandal.[2] “City College” redirects here. ... The CCNY Point Shaving Scandal was one of the first major college basketball point shaving gambling scandals. ...


It also hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1954 and 1955. Ironically one type of event that was never held in the 50th St. MSG (except in the movies) was a national Democratic or Republican nominating convention as neither of these parties met in New York to select their candidates for President and Vice President of the United States between 1924 and 1976. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is a Cold War political thriller film adapted from the 1959 thriller novel, by Richard Condon, directed by John Frankenheimer, and features Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, and Janet Leigh. ...


The third Garden had poor sightlines, especially for hockey, and fans sitting in the upper deck could count on having some portion of the ice obstructed, unless they sat in the first row. The fact that there was poor ventilation and that smoking was permitted often led to a haze in the upper portions of the Garden.


When it was torn down, there was a proposal to build the world's tallest building on its site prompting a major battle in its Hell's Kitchen neighborhood that ultimately resulted in strict height restrictions. The space remained a parking lot though until 1989 when Worldwide Plaza designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill opened. View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... Facing East towards Worldwide Plaza Built in 1989, One Worldwide Plaza is part of a three-building, mixed-use commercial and residential complex located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known collectively as Worldwide Plaza. ... Proposed Freedom Tower 383 Madison at night David M. Childs (born 1941 Princeton, New Jersey) is the Consulting Design Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill who has projects all over the world and now is designing the Freedom Tower in New York. ... Shaklee Terraces, San Francisco, designed in 1982 with a flush aluminum and glass facade and rounded corners. ...


Madison Square Garden Bowl

Madison Square Garden Bowl (a.k.a. Long Island City Bowl) on June 21, 1932. The occasion is Jack Sharkey vs. Max Schmeling. Final paid attendance: 61,863.

Madison Square built an open air arena, the Madison Square Garden Bowl at 48th and Northern Boulevard in Long Island City in 1932 that could seat 72,000. This was the site where James Braddock defeated Max Baer for the World Heavyweight title on June 13, 1935 that was dramatized in the film Cinderella Man. Braddock was born on West 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen just a few blocks from the West 49th Street location of MSG III. Braddock's first comeback fight against John "Corn" Griffin was also in the venue. Jack Sharkey and Primo Carnera also captured the heavyweight crown in the 1930s at the Madison Square Garden Bowl. is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the building type. ... Long Island City, New York, often abbreviated L.I.C., is an area in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... James Walter Braddock (June 7, 1906 – November 29, 1974) was a champion boxer. ... Maximilian Adalbert Madcap Maxie Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was a famous American boxer of the 1930s, onetime Heavyweight Champion of the World, and actor. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... This article is about a movie. ... After his boxing career Corn Griffin became a police officer in Columbus, GA. According to the 1950-8-25 Panama City News-Herald he didnt carry the traditional policemans club since his old one-two sledgehammer-like fists are as good as ever, but may be not as... Jack Sharkey, born October 6, 1902 in Binghamton, New York, United States – died August 17, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts, was a heavyweight boxing champion. ... This article is about the historical boxer, for the wrestler having same nickname, see Primo Carnera. ...


The bowl was torn down after World War II to make way for U.S. Steel and Ronzoni Macaroni Company factories. They in turn were torn down and the area is now home to a shopping center. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. ...


1968-present

The original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, located on the site where Madison Square Garden sits today.
The original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, located on the site where Madison Square Garden sits today.

On February 11, 1968 Madison Square Garden IV opened after the Pennsylvania Railroad tore down the above-ground portions of Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and continued railway traffic underneath. The new structure was one of the first of its kind to be built above an active railroad system and the platforms of an active railroad station. It was an engineering feat constructed by R.E. McKee of El Paso, Texas. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 730 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Pennsylvania Station (New York City) Exterior view (31st St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 730 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Pennsylvania Station (New York City) Exterior view (31st St. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ...


Public outcry over the demolished Beaux-Arts structure led to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New Yorks Landmarks Preservation Law. ...


The current Garden is the hub of Madison Square Garden Center in the office and entertainment complex formally addressed as Pennsylvania Plaza and commonly known as "Penn Plaza" for the railroad station atop which the complex is located. Pennsylvania Plaza (Penn Plaza) is the office, entertainment and hotel complex occupying and near the site of Pennsylvania Station. ...


In 1972, the Garden's Chairman, Irving Mitchell Felt, suggested moving the Knicks and the Rangers to what was a proposed venue in the New Jersey Meadows (now completed and known as Meadowlands Sports Complex or Izod Center.) This location now hosts its own NBA team (New Jersey Nets) and from 1981-2007, the NHL's New Jersey Devils. The NFL's New York Giants were the only established New York-named team that actually did move there, and they were later joined by the Jets. Felt's efforts fueled controversy between the Garden and New York City over Real Estate Tax. The scenario again flared in 1980 when a reported threat by the Garden supposed a similar move of popular sports teams in an effort to again challenge property tax. Efforts were ignored by city leaders. The Meadowlands Sports Complex is a sports and entertainment facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). ... The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena, and later, Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


MSG was the home arena for the NY Raiders/NY Golden Blades of the World Hockey Association. WHA redirects here. ...


In 1991, Garden owners spent $200 million to renovate facilities and add 89 suites. The process involved hundreds of upper-tier seats being removed to make way.


In 2004-2005 Cablevision (the Garden's owner) battled with the City of New York over proposed West Side Stadium which would compete with the Garden. New stadium proposals halted; and Cablevision announced its own plans to raze the Garden, replace it with high-rise commercial buildings and build a new Garden one block away at the James Farley Post Office site in conjunction with the Moynihan Station project. However, on April 3, 2008 MSG executives announced plans to once again renovate and modernize the current Garden in time for the Knicks and Rangers 2011-12 seasons, [3] though the vice president of the Garden says he remains committed to the original Moynihan project - the installation of an extension of Penn Station in the Farley Post Office. For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... An artists rendition of how the West Side Stadium would have looked. ... The James A. Farley Post Office, New York Citys General Post Office, is located at 421 Eighth Avenue, between 31st Street and 33rd Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, across the street from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden. ... Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ...


Present operations

The Garden during "Mark Messier Night", January 12, 2006.
The Garden during "Mark Messier Night", January 12, 2006.

The present Garden hosts approximately 320 events a year but it is best known as the home of the New York Rangers of the NHL; the New York Knicks of the NBA and their sister operation the New York Liberty of the WNBA. The aforementioned professional sports teams play their home games in the arena and are owned by the Garden itself. It also hosts the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus when it comes to New York City (although the Izod Center and Nassau Coliseum also host the circus each year), selected home games for the St. John's men's Red Storm (college basketball), the Big East Men's Basketball Conference Tournament, the annual pre and postseason NIT tournaments, the NBA Draft, the Millrose Games athletics meet, and almost any other kind of indoor activity that draws large audiences, such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the 2004 Republican National Convention. It has previously hosted the 1976, 1980 and 1992 Democratic National Conventions, and hosted the NFL Draft for many years (now held at Garden-leased Radio City Music Hall). In 2008, all five home games for the New York Titans will be played at the Garden. The "sixth" home game will be at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. The other two games were lost to the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock due to scheduling difficulties following the cancellation and subsequent resurrection of the 2008 NLL Season. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 851 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 851 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NHL redirects here. ... Knicks redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Ringling Bros. ... The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena, and later, Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Nassau Coliseum, officially known as Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (though colloquially referred to simply as The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, half an hour from New York City. ... St. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... NIT redirects here. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... The Millrose Games is an annual indoor athletics meet (track and field) held in New York Citys Madison Square Garden since 1914. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day benched conformation show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year. ... 2004 Republican National Convention Logo President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney accepted their partys nomination to run for second terms. ... The 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City nominated Jimmy Carter of Georgia for President and Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota for Vice President. ... The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter for President and Vice President Walter Mondale for Vice President. ... 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Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment considers it a home arena as well, due to the fact that all generations of the McMahon family, including Vince McMahon's father and grandfather, have promoted shows at the Garden. MSG has hosted several WrestleMania and SummerSlam events, two Survivor Series events and the 2000 and 2008 Royal Rumble. More WWE Championships have been won at MSG than any other arena. WWE's strong relationship with Madison Square Garden prevented competitor World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from ever having a show at the Garden.[citation needed] In 2005, WWE severed business ties with the arena because WWE felt that increased rental costs would prevent them from making a profit in the building. However, over a year later, World Wrestling Entertainment temporarily patched things up with MSG and the hiatus ended with a September 11, 2006 edition of RAW and HEAT. Though they pulled the 20th installment of SummerSlam, which would have been held at the Garden on August 26, 2007. (It was held at the Continental Airlines Arena) WWE continues to make occasional appearances at MSG, and returned for the 2008 Royal Rumble in January. Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article is about Vincent J. McMahon, the former wrestling promoter. ... Roderick James Jess McMahon (b. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... Official SummerSlam logo as of 2007 SummerSlam is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held in August by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat and capitalized as WWE HEAT) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena, and later, Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Royal Rumble 2008 will be the twenty-first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


MSG is also known for its place in the history of boxing. Many of boxing's biggest fights were held at Madison Square Garden, including many of Joe Louis, the Roberto Duran-Ken Buchanan affair, and the second Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali bouts. In March 1947, Herbie Kronowitz of Brooklyn and Artie Levine of Cleveland thrilled a crowd of 12,000 during a 10-round battle between the two Jewish fighters. Levine won the decision, although Kronowitz claimed that while Levine "won the decision. There was no question that I won the fight." Before promoters such as Don King and Bob Arum moved boxing to Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden was considered the mecca of boxing. The original 18½' × 18½' ring, which was brought from the second and third generation of the Garden, was officially retired on September 19, 2007 and donated to the International Boxing Hall of Fame after 82 years of service. A 20' × 20' ring replaced it beginning on October 6 of that same year. For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... Roberto Duran (b. ... Ken Buchanan (born June 28, 1945) is a former world boxing champion. ... For the Major League Baseball player and manager, see Joe Frazier (baseball) Joseph William Smokin Joe Frazier (born January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina) is a former world heavyweight boxing champion, active mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Herbert Herbie Kronowitz, originally Theodore Ted Kronowitz (born ca. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... // Artie Levine was a dangerous Jewish boxer in both middleweight and light heavyweight divisions in the 1940s. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Don King Wax Sculpture Donald Don King (born December 6, 1931), is a successful American boxing promoter particularly known for his hairstyle and flamboyant personality. ... Bob Arum (born December 8, 1931 in New York, New York), is a Harvard-educated lawyer of Jewish descent who helped the White House during President John F. Kennedys time there. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many large popular-music concerts in New York City take place in Madison Square Garden. Particularly famous ones include The Concert for New York City following the September 11 attacks and John Lennon's final concert appearance before his murder in 1980. The Garden usually hosts a concert each year on New Years Eve, with the Knicks and Rangers usually playing on the road. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ...


Many musical acts released seminal live albums recorded at MSG, including Shania Twain, Jay-Z, Led Zeppelin, Fania All Stars, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Joel, Phish, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Mary J Blige, U2, The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Shakira,Slayer, Kelly Rowland, Gareth Gates, Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Spice Girls, The Who, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin,Barbra Streisand and Mexican Phenomenon RBD. Other artists, yet including Led Zeppelin and others such as Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, O.A.R., Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle have released DVDs showing their live performances at the Garden. Some of these releases, such as by Cream and Michael Jackson, show special anniversary or reunion concerts at the venue. An extensive list of live performances played at the venue is included below. 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The arena is also used for other special events, including tennis and circus events. The New York Police Academy, New York University, Baruch College/CUNY and Yeshiva University also hold their annual graduation ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. It has become the New York site of the annual Grammy Awards (which are normally held in Los Angeles) and hosted the 2005 Country Music Association Awards (normally held in Nashville). The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... The Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York, known more commonly as Baruch College is a public university and one of the constituent colleges comprising the City University of New York (CUNY). ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 208,000 enrolled in degree programs and another 208,000 enrolled in adult and continuing education courses at... Yeshiva University is a private Jewish university in New York City whose first component was founded in 1886. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Country Music Awards are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


The Big East Conference men's basketball tournament has been held at MSG every year since 1983 making it the longest period a conference tournament has been held at a single location. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ...


Seating

Seating in the present Madison Square Garden is arranged in six ascending levels. The first level, available for basketball games and concerts, but not for hockey games, is the "floor" or "court-side" seating. Next above this is the loge seating, followed by the 100-level and 200-level promenades, the 300-level promenade, and the 400-level or mezzanine. The seats of these levels originally bore the colors red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, respectively. For hockey, the Garden seats 18,200; for basketball, 19,763; and for concerts 20,000 center stage, 19,522 end-stage. The arena features 20,976 square feet (1949 m²) of arena floor space. For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... The orange, the fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the colour. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...

Court set for St. John's basketball game
Court set for St. John's basketball game

Because all of the seats, except the 400 level, are in one monolithic grandstand, distance from the arena floor is significant from the ends of the arena. Also, the rows rise much more gradually than other North American arenas, which can cause impaired sightlines, especially when sitting behind tall spectators or one of the concourses. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 419 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 419 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ...


Other venues

Today's Madison Square Garden is more than just the arena. Other venues at the Garden include:

  • The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, which seats between 2,000 and 5,600 for concerts and can also be used for meetings, stage shows, and graduation ceremonies, and was also the traditional home of the NFL Draft until 2005, when it moved to the Jacob Javits Convention Center after MSG management opposed a new stadium for the New York Jets. It also occasionally hosts major boxing matches on nights when the main arena is unavailable. No seat is more than 177 feet (54 m) from the 30-foot (9.1 m)-by-64-foot stage. The theatre has a relatively low 20-foot (6.1 m) ceiling at stage level[4] and all of its seating except for boxes on the two side walls is on one level slanted back from the stage. There is an 8,000-square-foot (740 m²) lobby at the theater. When the current Garden opened in 1968, the Theater was known as the Felt Forum, in honor of then president Irving Felt. In the early 1990s, it was renamed the Paramount to be the successor to the Paramount Theater (New York City) in Times Square which had been converted to an office tower. Paramount Communications (which had previously been known as Gulf & Western) owned the Garden. The theater received its next name of The Theater at Madison Square Garden in the mid-90s, after Viacom bought Paramount, and sold the MSG properties to a group consisting of ITT and Cablevision, which each owned 50% of the Garden. In 1997, ITT sold their share to Cablevision, giving the cable company full control of the venue. On May 17, 2007, the theater received its current name due to a naming rights deal with Washington Mutual.
  • The 36,000-square-foot (3,300 m²) Expo Center (formerly known as "The Rotunda") is used for trade shows, cat shows, stamp shows, often in combination with the arena, banquets, and receptions.
  • A 9,500-square-foot (880 m²) terrace and two restaurants: the Garden Club and the Play-by-Play.

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Other corporate operations

In addition to the Garden itself, Madison Square Garden, L.P. also operates two theaters in Manhattan: Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater. In 2008, they took over operations of the Chicago Theatre, marking the first time MSG has operated a facility outside New York City area. Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Beacon Theater is a historic New York City Art Deco theater on upper Broadway in Manhattan. ... This article is about the landmark theater. ...


Past Corporate Operations

Madison Square Garden also used to operate the XL Center (formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center) and Rentschler Field under contract with the state of Connecticut until the 2007 season when it was replaced by Northland/Anschutz Entertainment Group.[5][6] Rentschler Field is a stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Anschutz Entertainment Group is a sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. ...


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Notable firsts

Food court at Madison Square Garden
Food court at Madison Square Garden

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Historic events

Political and other events

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  • Former Republican Party presidential candidate Wendell Willkie led 20,000 African-Americans on June 7, 1943, the largest Civil Rights rally of its time, in demanding equal rights and victory in the war against Hitler.

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Concerts and live performances

Since 1968, Madison Square Garden has been host to a number of concerts and live performances.


Listed in chronological order with name of artist and date of performance

  • On December 19, 1969, Janis Joplin performed her last concert with her Kozmic Blues Band.[9]
  • A twelve-act show dubbed the Winter Festival for Peace took place at MSG on January 28, 1970.
  • In June 1972 Elvis Presley made his first and only appearances in New York City at the Garden. Elvis played four shows to 80,000 people, which at the time was a record for the venue. A week after the shows an album of the Saturday evening performance was rushed to release making it the fastest turnaround between a live performance and its recorded release. To mark the 25th anniversary of Elvis' Garden shows, a recording of the Saturday afternoon performance was released entitled An Afternoon in the Garden.
  • Rick Nelson put MSG into song with his 1972 million seller "Garden Party".
  • English rock band Led Zeppelin performed three consecutive, sold-out performances which were filmed and recorded on their live album, and for many years, only live album and accompanying concert film, The Song Remains the Same, at The Garden during their 1973 U.S. tour. Additional footage from these concerts was released in 2003 on the Led Zeppelin DVD.
  • In June 1974 The Who played 4 sold-out dates. A single radio announcement during a December 1973 radio broadcast was enough to sell out the shows in a matter of hours.
  • In October 1974, to cap his comeback after his retirement in 1971 Frank Sinatra played in front of 20,000 fans at the Garden in a show dubbed "The Main Event" that was broadcast nationally and internationally.
  • On February 18, 1977, New York-based rock band Kiss made their Madison Square Garden debut, as part of a world tour supporting their fifth studio album Rock And Roll Over. Kiss have since made The Garden a regular stop on nearly every tour they have made, most notably a four-night sellout in July 1996.
  • That same month, English rock band Queen made their Madison Square Garden debut, as part of a world tour supporting their fifth studio album A Day at the Races with opening act Thin Lizzy. Queen would make The Garden a regular stop on every subsequent US tour they would make with their classic lineup (1982's Hot Space tour would be the last tour the original lineup of Queen would play America), most notably a four-night sellout in September 1980.
  • Earlier that month, fellow English band Genesis made their Madison Square Garden debut, as part of a world tour supporting their eighth studio album Wind and Wuthering (which was their last tour with guitarist Steve Hackett). Genesis would make The Garden a regular stop on every subsequent US tour they would make (save the 1992 We Can't Dance tour), most notably ex-lead singer Peter Gabriel joining the band for an encore in July 1978.
  • In June 1977, Led Zeppelin performed six sold out concerts at The Garden. The band spent no money on advertising for the gigs, relying on street demand to sell out the shows. Enough ticket applications were received to sell out a further two nights, had time permitted.
  • In July 1977, English rock band Pink Floyd performed at MSG for the first time in their then ten year recording career, playing four consecutive sold out nights from July 1 through July 4 on the final North American dates on their Animals tour. The show on July 1 saw problems between the band and local lighting technicians, whom they had to use instead of their own lighting crew due to union technicalities, and on July 3 when fans lit off fireworks which disrupted the Pink Floyd's performance. The band (minus Roger Waters) would not play the venue again until the 1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour, when the shows ran a lot more smoothly.
  • On June 17, 1978 reggae superstar Bob Marley raised the profile of reggae music in America with his performance at the Garden. In 1980 Marley played two concerts at the venue as the opener of The Commodores; the performances were sold out, but the Garden was almost empty after Marley's show. The day after Marley, already fatally ill, collapsed while jogging in Central Park and performed one last concert in Pittsburgh before canceling the tour. Marley died months later of cancer.
  • In October 1978 Jethro Tull filmed a concert at this venue on their Bursting Out tour which aired on television. Some parts were released on the re-issued Thick as a Brick album and various concert videos. These concerts were of note as Tull's leader Ian Anderson's friend Tony Williams filled in for then-Tull bass player John Glascock, who was suffering from ailing health (Glascock would pass away in 1979).
  • During Queen's show in November of 1978 the band had numerous naked women on stage riding bicycles during their song "Bicycle Race" This stunt attracted considerable media attention.
  • Woodstock '79: a rock concert in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival.
  • In May 1981 Rush performed at MSG for the first time in their then seven year career on their Moving Pictures tour. The band would subsequently perform here again in 1982 (two shows on their Signals tour), 1984, 1988, 1991, 1994 (two shows on their Counterparts tour), 2002 and as recent as September of 2007.
  • Comedian Andrew Dice Clay became the first comic to do two sold out shows in a row in 1991 in a film entitled Dice Rules.
  • In August of 1991 Thrash Metal band Metallica throw a free listening party for the black album for fans only.
  • During the New York stops for her 1993 tour, Girlie Show, Madonna performed 2 sold-out nights.
  • In 1993 Luis Miguel became the first Latin artist to sell out at the Garden and received a special recognition during the middle of the show.
  • In 1994, Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls), Tupac Shakur, Shyheim and Big Daddy Kane freestyled live.
  • On 10 October 1995, Mariah Carey performed at The Garden, which was filmed and released on the DVD/Home Video Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden.
  • On December 31, 1995, rock band Phish performed for a sellout crowd and played a show that was later called one of "the Greatest Concerts of the 90s" by Rolling Stone magazine. It was recorded and released on December, 20th 2005 to commemorate the show's 10th anniversary as a three disc set entitled: Phish: New Year's Eve 1995 - Live at Madison Square Garden
  • On Sunday, October 11, 1998, Janet Jackson performed her Velvet Rope concert live on HBO. R&B artist Usher was her opening act, hip-hop star Q-Tip made a guest performance, and former Secretary of State General Colin Powell made a special appearance.
  • Billy Joel played a four-hour concert for New Year's 1999, dubbed 'The Night of Two Thousand Years." Two songs from this concert were broadcast live on ABC-TV as part of the ABC 2000 news program. Highlights from the show were also used for the live album 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert.
  • Former boy-band NSYNC sold out two concerts at the Garden in May 2000 for their No Strings Attached Tour, which was later released on DVD, titled simply "NSYNC Live From Madison Square Garden"
  • New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen sold out a then-record 10-night stand at the Garden in June and July 2000. Highlights of the show were used for his live CD/DVD Live In New York City.
  • Barbra Streisand set the highest grossing event at MSG with her two "farewell" concerts on September 27-28, 2000.
  • Elton John recorded a live performance and MSG called Elton John One Night Only - The Greatest Hits. The album was recorded on October 20, and 21, 2000, an extended version was also released as a DVD.
  • On October 24, 2002 Canadian rock band Rush sold out Madison Square Garden the band's first tour in nearly six years. The band was awarded on stage from the Recording Industry Association of American for shipments of 25 million in the United States of America.
  • on December 31, 2002 jamband Phish made their triumphant return to the stage after a 2 year hiatus to a loving MSG crowd. This would be their last performance at the garden after the band called it quits in the summer of 2004
  • During the New York stops for her 2004 world tour, Re-Invention Tour, Madonna performed 6 sold-out nights.
  • June 22, 2005 witnessed British rock band Oasis make their long awaited debut at the Garden, some 10 years into their career. The concert sold out in record time and was later praised by many critics.
  • From October 24-26, 2005, Cream played at MSG for their United States reunion. The shows were marred by some controversy in regards to tickets: the show's promoters had made a deal with credit card company American Express to make tickets available to American Express customers only in an unprecedented week-long pre-sale. Ticket scalpers charged high prices for tickets. Nevertheless, the shows were a financial success and received critical praise.
  • In 2006, Billy Joel set a record with a string of 12 sold-out performances, breaking the record of 10 set by Bruce Springsteen in 2000. On night 12 of the stand, MSG raised a #12 to the rafters on top of the Garden to join the numbers of Rangers and Knicks players that have had their numbers retired by their respective teams, making Joel the first ever non-sports individual to have his "number" retired at The Garden. The concerts were released as the album 12 Gardens Live in 2006.
  • During the New York stops for her 2006 record-breaking world tour, Confessions Tour, Madonna performed 6 sold-out nights, grossing $16,507,855.

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  • On March 25, 2007, Elton John celebrated his 60th birthday and 60th Sold Out concert at Madison Square Garden. In honor of this achievement an Elton John #60 banner was raised to the rafters.
  • In 2007, Dispatch reunited at MSG and sold out shows on the nights of July 13 14th, and 15th. There was originally supposed to be only one show, but after selling out the first scheduled concert in 15 minutes, the band added another show that sold out in 24 hours, then added a third night on the 15th. These shows were all 100% concerts. Dispatch became the first unsigned band to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.
  • On December 22, 2007 "Metal God" Ozzy Osbourne preformed in the arena for the first time in over 20 years. At this show fellow hard rock legend Rob Zombie made his first Garden Performance of his career.
  • On May 2, May 6, and May 7, 2008 Jay-Z and Mary J Blige performed three sold out performances. The May 2 show was scheduled late because the first two sold out in less than two minutes each, and gave fans who did not receive tickets for the other two shows another chance to see the show.
  • On June 15, 2008 heavy metal band Iron Maiden will return to a sold out show in the Arena for the first time in five years.
  • On June 24 & 25, 2008, Pearl Jam will make a much anticipated return to the arena, for their first performance there in five years.
  • On July 14 & 15, 2008, Bon Jovi will wrap up their Lost Highway Tour there.
  • On September 13, 2008, Japanese rock band X Japan will play their first US concert at the arena as part of their 2008 world tour.

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WrestleMania

Madison Square Garden hosted three WrestleMania events. It hosted the first WrestleMania in 1985. The event became an anual event and is the biggest event in Sports-Entertainment and in the WWE. It then hosted WrestleMania X and returned for WrestleMania XX which gave $2.4 million USD. Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... WrestleMania X was the tenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


WWE

Madison Square Garden hosted other various WWE events. It has already hosted Raw, SmackDown! and the other three big WWE pay-per-views (Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and SummerSlam) . It recently hosted the Royal Rumble 2008. WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Official SummerSlam logo as of 2007 SummerSlam is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held in August by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Royal Rumble 2008 will be the twenty-first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


Regular performances and concert records

Traditionally, Madison Square Garden hosts a concert on New Year's Eve. The Knicks and Rangers usually play on the road that evening. Recent NYE performances include multiple performances by the band Phish (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002), Billy Joel (1982, 1999), Blues Traveler (1996), Marc Anthony (2000), Wilco & The Flaming Lips (2004), The Black Crowes & Trey Anastasio (2005) and Chris Rock in 2007. A planned 2003 New Years show by Jane's Addiction and Marilyn Manson was cancelled due to low ticket sales. No show was booked for December 31, 2006. For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Blues Traveler is an American alternative rock/blues rock/jam band formed in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1983. ... For other people named Marc Anthony or Mark Anthony, see Mark Anthony. ... This article is about the music group. ... The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983) is an American rock band. ... The Black Crowes are an American, blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums. ... Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on September 30th, 1964)[1][2][3] is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Janes Addiction is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Marilyn Manson is an American metal band based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since 1985, Irish band U2 has performed 17 shows at the Garden, more than at any other venue, including a combined 8 sold out shows on the 1st and 3rd legs of their most recent Vertigo Tour. Their two performances on the Elevation Tour in October 2001 were considered by many not only among their best concerts ever, but among the best ever at the Garden, with emotions running high after September 11, and Bono inviting dozens of firemen and emergency workers onstage at the end of the performance. This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Vertigo Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the groups 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. ... The rock band U2s Elevation Tour took place in 2001 in support of their album All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The single artist holding the all-time record for the greatest number of appearances at the Garden is Elton John who has played the arena 60 times. For this feat he has had a banner stating "60" raised up to the ceiling in the arena for his record and age. The band that has played more dates in the Garden than any other is The Grateful Dead, performing at the arena 52 times from 1979 through 1994.[10] Van Halen has also performed at the Garden numerous times. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... This article is about the band Van Halen, for there debut album see Van Halen (album) Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. ...


The Jonas Brothers will be playing for 3 nights, due to high demand, (August 9, 2008, August 10, 2008, and August 11, 2008) during Burning Up Tour this summer. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Film and television appearances

As an iconic figure, Madison Square Garden has made various appearances in film and television programs. It was featured in the 1979 Robert Redford film The Electric Horseman. Madison Square Garden is featured in the opening scenes of Highlander (1986), which included footage of former tag team The Fabulous Freebirds. (It is worth noting, however, that only the exterior was used; the interior shots were from Continental Airlines Arena.) The Garden's marquee is seen in the 1984 comedy film, Top Secret! advertising a concert by the protagonist, Nick Rivers. In 1988 it featured scenes in the cult comedy hit Coming to America. This article is about motion pictures. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Robert Redford (born August 18, 1936)[1] is an Academy Award-winning American motion picture director, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist and philanthropist. ... The Electric Horseman is a 1979 romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. ... Highlander is a 1986 film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. ... The Fabulous Freebirds The Fabulous Freebirds were a professional wrestling tag team that usually consisted of three wrestlers. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Top Secret! is a 1984 comedy directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. ... For the reality television series starring Victoria Beckham, see Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. ...


Madison Square Garden was the "nest" for the carnivorous Godzilla babies and was later destroyed by F/A-18 Fighter/bombers in the Americanized version of Godzilla (1998). Madison Square Garden was featured in the films Glitter, Forget Paris, Finding Forrester, and the Adam Sandler remake of Mr. Deeds. In Paternity, Burt Reynolds plays the manager of the Garden. The famous scene from Citizen Kane with Orson Welles standing in front of his giant picture took place in the third Garden (though it was not filmed there). Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. ... Glitter is a 2001 drama film produced by Twentieth Century Fox (see 2001 in film), starring Mariah Carey, centering on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early 1980s club music scene. ... Forget Paris is a 1995 film produced, directed, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal as an NBA referee and Debra Winger as an independent working woman whose lives are interrupted by love and marriage. ... Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Mr. ... Paternity is the social and legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a father and his child. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 classic American dramatic film, the first feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-authored the screenplay. ... George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. ...


The Garden was briefly featured in the film Saw II in a photo. Saw II is a 2005 horror film. ...


In the movie Rocky III, the rematch between Clubber Lang and Rocky Balboa is in The Garden. Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... James Clubber Lang is a character that appeared as Rocky Balboas rival in the 1982 movie Rocky III. He was played by the popular bodyguard to the stars Mr. ... This article is about the character. ...


The American sitcom Friends has used shots of Madison Square Garden several times. In the episode The One with George Stephanopoulos, Chandler, Joey, and Ross go to see a Rangers game, in The One with the Late Thanksgiving, Joey and Ross are late to Thanksgiving dinner because they go to see a Rangers game and in The One Where Rachel's Sister Baby-Sits Mike proposes to Phoebe on the big screen during a Knicks game. The Garden was also frequently featured on Seinfeld, as characters sporadically attended Rangers or Knicks games; David Putty's face-painting as a fan of the New Jersey Devils features the infamous Blue seats. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article is about the television show. ... The One with George Stephanopoulos is the fourth episode of season one of the television situation comedy Friends. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The One Where Rachels Sister Baby-Sits is the fifth episode of season ten of the television situation comedy Friends. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


The arena has also made various appearances on television. The television series Futurama, set in the year 3000, features "Madison Cube Garden" which appears like a cube standing on one partially-buried corner. This article is about the television series. ...


In episode 409 of South Park, Something You Can Do With Your Finger, Cartman has a dream where he, Stan, Kyle and Kenny perform there in their boy band dubbed "Fingerbang". The crowd was completely female.


The garden's front rail was frontside boardslided by skateboarder Brian Anderson in Girl Skateboards' "Yeah Right".


One of the concert venues in the video game Rock Band is a fictitious New York concert hall called "Empire Square Garden", a clear reference to The Garden.[11] Rock Band redirects here. ...


In the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, the character Ryohei Sasagawa, obsessed with boxing said he always saw stars and the Madison Square Garden, even when it was the afternoon. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Katekyo Hitman Reborn is a comedy manga about a boy who is chosen to become a mafia boss. ... This article is a list of characters from the anime and manga series Reborn! (commonly known as Katekyo Hitman Reborn!). // ), Seiyū - Yukari Kokubun Main article: Tsuna Sawada Tsuna is a junior-high student and the Vongola Familys mob-boss-in-training. ...


Madison Square Garden was also featured in Madonna's 2006 CD/DVD I'm Going to Tell You a Secret. The DVD is a documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re Invention Tour.


References

  • McShane, Larry. Looking Back at 125 Years of Madison Square Garden. NYC.gov. Retrieved on August 7, 2005.
  • MSG: Corporate Information. Retrieved on August 7, 2005.
  • Rent The Garden. Retrieved on August 7, 2005.
  • Bagli, Charles V.. "Madison Square Garden's Owners Are in Talks to Replace It, a Block West", The New York Times, September 12, 2005. 
  • Huff, Richard. "Arena's the star of MSG revamp", New York Daily News, August 22, 2006. 
  • Anderson, Dave. "SPORTS OF THE TIMES; DUES FOR THE CITY", The New York Times, February 19, 1981. 
  • "WaMu Buys Naming Rights to MSG Theater", The Associated Press, May 17, 2007. 
  • "WaMu Theater at MSG", Madison Square Garden, June 24, 2007. 

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This article is a list of All-time General Managers of the New York Rangers Glen Sather: June 1, 2000 to present Neil Smith: July 17, 1989 to March 28, 2000 Phil Esposito: July 14, 1986 to May 24, 1989 Craig Patrick: November 21, 1980 to July 14, 1986 Fred... Head Coaches of the New York Rangers Lester Patrick 1926-39 Frank Boucher 1939-48 Frank Boucher and Lynn Patrick 1948-49 Lynn Patrick 1949-50 Neil Colville 1950-51 Neil Colville and Bill Cook 1951-52 Bill Cook 1952-53 Frank Boucher and Muzz Patrick 1953-54 Muzz Patrick... This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1926-27 to present. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. 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The Atlantic Division Rivalries are a collection of rivalries between the various teams that play in the NHLs Atlantic Division. ... The Atlantic Division Rivalries are a collection of rivalries between the various teams that play in the NHLs Atlantic Division. ... The Atlantic Division Rivalries are a collection of rivalries between the various teams that play in the NHLs Atlantic Division. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... George Lewis Tex Rickard (1870-1929 ?) was an American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise. ... Lester Patrick (December 30, 1883-June 1, 1960) born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. ... Lynn Patrick (February 3, 1912 in Victoria, British Columbia - January 26, 1980) was a Canadian professional ice hockey center who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. ... Frank Boucher (October 7, 1901 in Ottawa, Ontario - December 12, 1977 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Vancouver Maroons in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Bill Cook (October 9, 1896 in Brantford, Ontario - December 12, 1977 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Bun Cook (September 18, 1903 in Kingston, Ontario - March 19, 1988 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Art Coulter (May 31, 1909 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 14, 2000 was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. ... Bryan Hextall (July 31, 1913 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan - July 25, 1984 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. ... Allan Stanley (March 1, 1926 in Timmons, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Henry Vernon (Harry) Howell (born December 28, 1932 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] was a Canadian professional hockey player and longtime star for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. ... Andrew James Bathgate, (born August 28, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Emile The Cat Francis is a former player, coach, and general manager for the NHLs New York Rangers. ... Bernard Joseph Andre Boom Boom Geoffrion (born February 14, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and coach. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Vic Hadfield (born 4 October 1940 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Jean Ratelle (born October 3, 1940) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Douglas Bradford (Brad) Park was an NHL ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Ulf Nilsson played for the the Winnipeg Jets ... Fred Shero (October 23, 1925 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Ron Greschner (born 22 December 1954 in Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990. ... Don Maloney (Born Sep 5, 1958 in Lindsay, Ontario) was a NHL player and a General Manager of the New York Rangers. ... David Wilfred Maloney (born July 31, 1956 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1974-75 until 1984-85. ... Philip Anthony Espo Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942 in Sault Ste. ... John Davidson John Davidson (born February 27, 1953 in Ottawa, Ontario) is the president of the St. ... Sam Rosen (born August 12, 1947 in Ulm, Germany) is the primary play-by-play announcer for New York Rangers (NHL) games on the Madison Square Garden Network (MSG). ... John Vanbiesbrouck (born September 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender, who was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. ... &Marcel Elphege ;Little Beaver Dionne (born August 3, 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. ... Brian Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, though he is currently an unsigned unrestricted free agent. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... Neil Smith (born January 9, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) was the general manager of the New York Islanders until he was unexpectedly relieved of his duties on July 18, 2006 after only 40 days. ... Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Mike Richter Mike Richter (born September 22, 1966 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is a former NHL goaltender. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ... Jeff Beukeboom (b. ... Michael Edward Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is the current head coach of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and former General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ... Stephane Matteau (b. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Henrik Lundqvist [hÉ›n. ... For the Australian author and journalist, see Brendan Shanahan (author). ... Sean Avery (born April 10, 1980 in Pickering, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Scott Gomez (born December 23, 1979 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American professional ice hockey center of both Mexican and Colombian descent, playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. ... For the British artist, see Chris Drury (artist). ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Brian Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, though he is currently an unsigned unrestricted free agent. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Mike Richter Mike Richter (born September 22, 1966 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is a former NHL goaltender. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Madison Square Garden, L.P. is a United States based entertainment promotion company and live entertainment subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporations. ... James L. Dolan (born 1956) is Chairman of New York Citys Madison Square Garden in the United States, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation. ... Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh... Tom Renney (born March 1, 1955 in Cranbrook, British Columbia) is a Canadian ice hockey coach, currently head coach of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He has also coached in the Canadian Hockey League and has coached the Canadian national mens hockey team. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The 1928 Stanley Cup Finals took place from April 5 to April 14. ... The 1932-33 NHL season was the 16th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1940 Stanley Cup Finals were held from April 2 to April 13, 1940 in a best-of-seven series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Boston Bruins played the New York Rangers. ... The 1932 Stanley Cup Finals were held from April 5 to April 9, in a best-of-five series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... The 1937 Stanley Cup Finals were held from April 6 to April 15, 1937 in a best-of-five series between the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers. ... The 1950 Stanley Cup Finals were held from April 11 to April 23, 1950 in a best-of-seven series between the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings. ... The 1971-72 NHL season was the 55th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Charlotte Checkers are an American ice hockey team in Charlotte, North Carolina, playing in the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League). ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Previous RiverKings logo Memphis RiverKings (1993-2000) The Mississippi RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Knicks redirects here. ... New York Knicks All-Time Roster A Buddy Ackerman #3 Henry Akin Bob Anderegg Eric Anderson #42 Shandon Anderson #49 Willie Anderson #40 Don Anielak Greg Anthony #2, #50 Trevor Ariza #21 Dick Atha B Jim Baechtold James Bailey Renaldo Balkman #32 Ken Bannister #1 Vin Baker #42 Tom Barker... The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York United States, is a historical building completed in 1904. ... Neil Cohalan (born July 31, 1906, died January 22, 1968) is a former professional basketball coach. ... The grave of Joe Lapchick in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, NY Joseph Bohomiel Lapchick (b. ... Vincent Joseph Boryla (b. ... Andrew Joseph (Fuzzy) Levane (born April 11, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former basketball player and coach. ... Carl August Braun (born September 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Eddie Donovan (born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, died January 20, 2001) is a former professional basketball coach and executive. ... Harry J. Gallatin (born April 26, 1927 in Roxana, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Richard Joseph Dick McGuire (born January 25, 1926 in Rockaway, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former basketball coach and a current television analyst. ... Robert G. Hill (born November 24, 1948) is an American basketball coach. ... Pitino coaching the Louisville Cardinals Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... Stuart (Stu) Wayne Jackson (born December 11, 1955, in Reading, Pennsylvania), is an American former head coach and current executive in the National Basketball Association. ... John Matthew MacLeod (born October 3, 1937 in New Albany, Indiana) is a former basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) is an American basketball head coach, currently for the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets. ... Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Herbert L. Williams, better known as Herb Williams (b. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... Herbert L. Williams, better known as Herb Williams (b. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Mike DAntoni (born May 9, 1951 in Mullens, West Virginia) is a basketball coach and former basketball player. ... Madison Square Garden, L.P. is a United States based entertainment promotion company and live entertainment subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporations. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... James L. Dolan (born 1956) is Chairman of New York Citys Madison Square Garden in the United States, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation. ... Joseph Donald Walsh Jr. ... Mike DAntoni (born May 9, 1951 in Mullens, West Virginia) is a basketball coach and former basketball player. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... Richard Dick Barnett (born October 2, 1936 in Gary, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... Walter Jones Bellamy (born July 24, 1939 in New Bern, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... For other uses, see Bill Bradley (disambiguation) and William Bradley. ... Mike Breen(born June 26, 1965) is a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... Dave Checketts (born c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Martin Marty Glickman (August 14, 1917 - January 3, 2001), was an American track and field athlete and sports announcer, born in The Bronx, New York. ... Ernest (Ernie) Grunfeld (born April 24, 1955, in Satu Mare, Romania) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball shooting guard, formerly the NBAs Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Anthony George Douglas Mason (born December 14, 1966 in Miami, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... Vernon Earl Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... 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