If you’re from the New York tristate area, chances are you’ve caught a Rangers ice hockey game, NY Knicks basketball game, or concert at Madison Square Garden at least once. This multipurpose indoor arena in New York City is located in Midtown Manhattan and often referred to as MSG or The Garden by locals. Whether you are new to the New York area or have lived here your whole life, it’s always good to learn more about what MSG offers and how you can make your trip to The Garden the best possible experience.
Getting to Madison Square Garden is easy and convenient, no matter where you’re traveling from in New York or New Jersey. Check out our insider tips so you can be sure to get there easily and fast.
MSG’s address is 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Ave between W. 31st and W. 33rd Streets) New York, NY 10001. Tip: Conveniently reserve your parking spot in advance with the MSG online parking booker!
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
MSG is located directly above Penn Station and is easily accessible by taking the Long Island Rail Road to Penn Station. Make your trip on the LIRR easy by buying your tickets early and checking the schedules before you arrive at your station. Plan your trip here using the MTA website.
Since MSG is located right above Penn Station, take the route to Penn Station, which is easily accessible by taking the 1 2 3 AC and E trains to 34th Street/Penn Station. Simply go above ground and you’ll find yourself just steps away from MSG.
You can take the following MTA buses to 7th Avenue/Penn Station: M4, M10, M16, M34,Q32.
If you live in New Jersey, the NY Waterway offers fast and easy ferry service to Midtown/West 39th Street, where you can take a free NY Waterway shuttle service to MSG. Learn more about routes & schedules.
No matter how much you prepare or how familiar you are with an area, travel mishaps may still come up—often, in the middle of your trip. Stay prepared and ready for any obstacle by reading our pro travel tips to Madison Square Garden. Also, be sure to check out the official MSG FAQs page for more information.
Can I bring a bag into Madison Square Garden?
The short answer is yes, you can bring a bag but it must be within certain dimensions, much like airplane travel. Bringing unnecessary bags to MSG is strongly discouraged. All bags are subject to screening—including the use of X-ray. All of this can delay your entry. For the speediest experience, leave your bags at home. Tip: Take only the essentials—MSG actually has a separate expedited line for those without bags! For official rules learn more on msg.com.
How many people does Madison Square Garden hold?
Madison Square Garden can fit approximately 20,000 people. This massive venue is used not only for concerts and games but is also rented out for private parties. You can rent space at MSG for your event whether it is a cocktail party, large banquet, or a private movie screening. Learn more about renting space in Madison Square Garden on their venue rental page.
Does Madison Square Garden have lockers?
There are no storage lockers located at the actual venue, but Gotham Mini Storage (located just a few blocks away) offers affordable temporary storage lockers at great hourly and daily rates! Tip: Just mention that you are attending an event at Madison Square Garden to get a special rate on your storage locker!
Where can I find storage near Madison Square Garden?
If you are looking for a place to store your stuff near Madison Square Garden, look no further than Gotham Mini Storage—the premier self storage facility in Manhattan. Gotham stands out from other storage facilities in the area with their flexible rates, singular focus (no chain storage and annoying contracts), and secure, convenient and clean facilities.
Gotham Mini Storage offers flexible storage terms—store your stuff for a few hours or a few years! At Gotham Mini, we also offer self storage options to performers playing at Madison Square Garden. Learn more about our storage specials and why rapper Teezo Touchdown uses Gotham Mini Storage to store props before performing at MSG.