The Garden's Defining Moments

There's a reason why it's been called "The Word's Most Famous Arena." This series takes you inside some of the best moments to occupy the historic venue.

WRESTLEMANIA – THEN AND NOW

In 1985 Madison Square Garden hosted the first-ever Wrestlemania at ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ to a sellout crowd. Take a look back at some of the key members of the historic event and see what they’re up to now.

Show Clips: Madison Square Garden Opens

Check out some exclusive clips from The Garden’s Defining Moments – Madison Square Garden Opens: THE PLACE FOR CONCERTS & BOXING Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and others talk about why Madison Square Garden is a special place. HOOPS & HOCKEY AT THE MECCA Patrick Ewing, Mark Messier, Jim Boeheim and […]

THEN & NOW: 1879 COMPARED TO 2016

Was there even electricity back in 1879? Take a look at some comparisons from when the original Madison Square Garden opened in 1879 to today. Be sure to catch an all-new episode of The Garden’s Defining Moments  focusing on the opening of the original Madison Square Garden Thursday on MSG at 11:30 PM. -PRESIDENT- > Rutherford […]

Show Clips: Marciano Defeats Louis

Check out some exclusive clips from The Garden’s Defining Moments – Marciano Defeats Louis: Watch: The Greatness of Joe Louis Coming from humble beginnings, Joe Louis rose to become the first African-American heavyweight champion since Jack Johnson and a true American hero. Watch: Rising to the Top Though Rocky Marciano’s amateur record was not impressive, […]

Then & Now: 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief

The 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief was a huge success, raising over $30 million through tickets sales and $50 million overall. The event has now been immortalized as one of The Garden’s Defining Moments. Take a look back at some of the key figures from the 12-12-12 concert that took place at Madison Square Garden. […]

Then & Now: Ewing’s Putback

The Knicks took down the Pacers in seven games during the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals to advance to their first NBA Finals since 1973 thanks to a late game-winning putback by all-star center Patrick Ewing. The play has now been immortalized as one of The Garden’s Defining Moments. Take a look back at some of […]