Whilst in NYC.. my wife and son told me that they had bought tickets to see 30 seconds to mars... I thought how the hell do we get there and navigate the place... The answer simple! Plenty of staff around who where all willing to help, entry was even more simple, we where informed on the booking that rucksacks/bags where to be discouraged.. Due to a bag scan/search. Good tip as this seen us through very quick and the area was well sign posted and food kiosk at every entry point... Clean tidy place and security tight but not ride/obnoxious) for a change...
Haven't been since the 90s. This venue has def improved, and for the better. From the people working the entrance to the bartenders and restroom attendants and seating people...they were all so friendly and attentive and knowledgeable. After tonight's concert of Hall and Oates with Train and Kandace Springs, I would go back for sure.... extremely organized and thoroughly enjoyable.
Saw a concert at MSG this week. Seats were good, sound was great. Security slows things down a lot on the way in, but that's true everywhere nowadays. A little slow and crowded on the way out, but nothing compared to leaving the parking lot after a Yankee stadium. Speaking of parking, very cool taking the LIRR directly to the concert; no getting stuck in traffic, searching for parking spots or paying the equivalent of a month's car loan payment to park in a lot. And my wife was able to go to the bathroom during the intermission between the groups and, despite the long line, make it back before the show resumed. Amazing! So the garden is a pretty good place to check out a concert/game/event.
I love Madison Square Garden. I come here to watch N.Y. Rangers games, and there is no where better. It has been recently updated and looks great. Has a fresher look, while still keeping a historic feel. There is nowhere better to watch hockey. The Chase bridge is a great place to sit and watch a game.
It's been a while since they produced winning teams, but its still one of the great arenas in the world to see basketball, hockey and track. NY fans are tough but are still the best. Great place to see a concert--excellent acoustics. They did a fabulous job restoring it a few years ago. Food and beers can be pricey so bring some extra cash. The only thing I don't like is there "no tops on bottles" rule. Don't understand that.