This is actually the fourth version of Madison Square Garden, which bills itself as "The World's Most Famous Arena." It would be hard to argue, considering the building hosts more than 300 events every year and has been the scene of some of the most famous sporting and entertainment events in the nation -- everything from the first two Ali-Frazier fights to Republican and Democratic National Conventions to Stanley Cup finals to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. MSG is undergoing a major renovation that will add, among other amenities, luxury suites and clubs; increase and diversify food options; and widen concourses. The arena also is home to the NHL's Rangers and the WNBA's Liberty, and its other venues -- the Theater at Madison Square Garden, for one -- have been the host of the NFL and NBA drafts and the Grammy Awards.
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Drive into Manhattan, via any connecting bridge, tunnel or road. Madison Square Garden is located between 30th and 33rd streets, and between Seventh and Eighth avenues.
There are various parking locations in and around Madison Square Garden. Patrons have a choice between indoor and outdoor parking. Included are the Kinney locations on 31st Street and 33rd Street, Meyers locations on 34th Street and 31st Street, Imperial on 31st Street, Sandy on 35th Street, Central Parking on 33rd Street and Square Industries on 31st Street.
For public transportation by subway, take the 1, 2, 3 or 9 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C or E (Eighth Avenue Subway) to 34th Street/Penn Station. Or take the B, D, F, N, Q, R or Path to 34th Street/Avenue of the Americas, which is one block from the Garden. By bus, take routes M4, M10, M16, M34 and Q32 to Seventh Avenue/Penn Station. For schedules and more information, visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority Web site.