Did you know that New York City is currently on its FOURTH Version of Madison Square Garden? True enough: Four Venues in four different locations throughout the city.
The latest construction of "The World's Greatest Arena" (known in some circles as MSG IV) opened in 1968, but the original was built waaaayyy back almost 90 years earlier in 1879.
MSG II - The second incarnation opens on the same spot in 1890. Topping the Garden's tower was a statue of Diana which caused Madison Square Park to become known as "Diana's little wooded park".
MSG IV - Ah, the site we now all know an and love. It's a little trivia that most people don't know. The arena we have now is probably destined to remain for a long time and is currently undergoing a significant renovation.
The MSG Co. offers a great program called "The All Access Tour for Madison Square Garden." that's well worth a few bucks.
In the meantime, brush up on all of your Madison Square Garden history at this site below: