Basketball: 19,812; Ice hockey: 18,006; Pro Wrestling: 18,500; Concerts: 20,000; Boxing: 20,789; The Theater at Madison Square Garden: 5,600
The Madison Square Garden is the oldest stadium in National Hockey League and the second oldest in the National Basketball Association.
Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Midtown Manhattan in New York, the United States of America. Before this venue, there were three other places which were known as Madison Square Garden. Opened in 1968, it is considered as the oldest multi-purpose arena in New York metropolitan area. The stadium is near the main tourist attractions in Manhattan. The Madison Square Garden was constructed with an estimated amount of $123 million and is reckoned amongst the top most expensive stadia in the world. Several games such as professional basketball, boxing, professional wrestling, and ice hockey are played in this stadium. The arena also conducts circus every year for the amusement of habitants.
The arena annually hosts more than 300 events.
It serves as the home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), New York Liberty, and New York Knicks.
It has also played host to the Big East Men's Basketball Conference Tournament and the finals of the National Invitation Tournament.
Some of the significant boxing events are held at Madison Square Garden including the first Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier historical fight.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is also held at the venue every year.
The famous singer Elton John has set a record for performing at the arena 64 times.