Step Inside the World's Most Famous Arena and Become an "All Access" Star
Landmark Venue Offers "Behind-the-Scenes" New York Attraction
New York, NY (February 25, 2010) - Madison Square Garden, also known as "The World's Most Famous Arena," is proud to offer the All Access behind-the-scenes tour to New York patrons and visitors. This one-hour guided walking tour is a "must-see" New York City attraction that invites guests to experience Madison Square Garden from behind the scenes, just as many of the world's most legendary artists and performers have. With new and exciting enhancements, the MSG All Access Tour offers a "sneak-peek" interactive experience while touring this famed New York venue.
"Madison Square Garden is one of the world's most iconic venues today and has served as the backdrop for some of the most memorable, history-making moments in entertainment and sports history," said Steve Collins, senior vice president and general manager of arena operations and business development for Madison Square Garden. "We are excited to offer the All Access Tour for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at our historical venue where legends have been made."
In 2006, Billy Joel set a world-record during his 12 performance sold-out run at Madison Square Garden, achieving the title Longest Run of a Single Artist. "Madison Square Garden is the center of the universe as far as I'm concerned. It has the best acoustics, the best audiences, the best reputation, and the best history of great artists who have played there," said Billy Joel. "It is the iconic, holy temple of Rock and Roll for most touring acts and being a New Yorker, it holds a special significance to me."
Over its 130-year storied history, Madison Square Garden has remained the setting for over 400 events and home to over 4 million visitors each year. The All Access Tour will navigate guests through the 10-story, 8-acre venue that include exclusive visits to team locker rooms, luxury suites and a meet and greet with a famous Knicks City Dancer!
Additional All-Access Tour highlights include:
• Learn the secrets of how a basketball court becomes a sheet of ice
• Explore the 130-year history of the Garden where legends have been made
• Pose for a simulated photo with your favorite players
• Tour The Theater at MSG – home to Wintuk, Cirque Du Soleil's holiday production, the NBA Draft and some of the world's most spectacular concerts
Don't miss the chance to take the All Access Tour and experience Madison Square Garden like you've never seen it before. The tours depart approximately every half-hour from 11a.m to 3p.m daily.
Same day tickets may be purchased at the Tour Stand in the Play x Play South Concierge entrance. Tickets for future tours may be purchased at the Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or call Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008. Tickets are priced at $18.50 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $12 for children under 12. Please contact the Madison Square Garden Group Sales department at (212) 465-6080 for special rates for groups of 20 or more. Tour content, schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.
Madison Square Garden is centrally located in New York City at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue and can be reached by car, train, bus or foot.