There is probably no more famous arena in the world than Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The arena is in Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden is also located in the same area. This venue provides the space for family shows, theatricals, NFL and NBA drafts, CBS Television's Fall Premieres, Con Edison's Shareholder Meetings, product launches, awards ceremonies, corporate meetings, college graduations and religious conferences.
Tickets for events at Madison Square Garden can be purchased at the Box Office or through Ticketmaster online, phone or outlets. The tickets have a facility surcharge of $4.50 which is part of the ticket price if they are over fifteen dollars. Ticketmaster has additional service charges.
Food and drinks are available at the All Star Bar located at Gate 60, and the End Court Bar between Gates 63 and 64. Food Courts are at Gates 61, 65, 71, and 76. The Club Bar and Grill Restaurant is located between Gates 60 and 67 and is only open during Knicks and Rangers games for Club Seat Holders. Reservations are required. The Play By Play Sports Restaurant is also between Gates 60 and 67. It is open for Club Seat Ticket holders only for Knicks and Rangers games. Reservations are not required for this restaurant. Season ticket holders can eat there during Liberty games.
Merchandise can be purchased at two stores: The Double Teamed Store at Gate 66 and the Team Store at Gates 60 and 75.
In the Arena there are restrooms on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th floors. The theater has Men's and Women's restrooms in the Theater Lobby and at the Orchestra Level near Sections 101 and 102. Public Telephones are on the 5th floor at Gate 52, and the 6th floor at Gates 63, 65, and 66. They are also on the 7th floor at Gates 75, 76 and 77, and on the 8th floor between Towers A/B and C/D. Phones at the Theater are in the Lobby and Orchestra Sections 101 and 102. Water Fountains are on the 6th, 7th, and 9th floors near the restrooms and in the Theater near the restrooms.
Some upcoming sporting events at Madison Square Garden are the New York Liberty games, Battle of the Badges and the Lipizzaner Stallions, the New York Knicks, and college and high school basketball. Boxing, New York Rangers and other special sporting events also will come to this venue.
Concerts that are expected at Madison Square Garden are Brittany Spears, Taylor Swift, El 50ta Aniversario de Polito Vega, and Marc Antonio Solis and Pepe Aguilar. Theatricals that can be seen are the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and Cirque du Soleil Wintuk.
Renovations are planned for Madison Square Garden to include a new entrance, concourse improvements, team locker rooms and state of the art equipment. The seating will be more comfortable and have better sightlines. The famous ceiling in Madison Square Garden will also undergo restoration.