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Madison Square Garden Concerts: A Seating Guide for the New York Arena

May 02, 2016 by Alyssa

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Madison Square Garden is a landmark in New York City, known just as much for its history of incredible live concerts as much as for massive sporting events. Since it opened in 1968, MSG concerts have consistently starred the world’s top stars, including greats like Billy Joel, Madonna, U2, and many others.



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Every year dozens of great musicians take the stage for Madison Square Garden concerts, and you can see all the upcoming shows for the months ahead now. For help picking out seats to any music event at the arena, keep reading our Madison Square Garden seating guide.

Madison Square Garden Seating Chart

Madison Square Garden’s arena seating chart begins at the Floor Level and moves up through elevated seating in the 100-400 Levels, ending with the SkyBridge section at the top of the arena.

For some concerts, like the Billy Joel residency shows, all seats in the arena are available to fans, even those behind the stage. You’ll need to check a specific seating chart for your concert to know what will be available for the concert you want to attend.


Madison Square Garden Concert Seating Views

Seating options for every kind of music fan are available for Madison Square Garden concerts. Whether  you want to stand right in front of the stage or like to take in the action from on high, there’s an option for everyone at MSG.

Madison Square Garden Floor Concert Seating Views

Floor seats for Madison Square Garden concerts are a treat for fans, as these options allow you to get close to the stage. For general admission shows, fans are admitted to the arena floor on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically a GA Floor is standing-room-only, but you’ll have a better chance of getting right up in front of your favorite performers in one of these pits.



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The Floor Level may also hold physical seats for shows with reserved seating. Occasionally a performer will choose to offer fans both GA and reserved seating on the Floor Level.



The Floor Level risers stand on the opposite end of the arena from the stage, and these options offer tiered seating closer to the floor than most of the 100 Level.



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Madison Square Garden 100 Level Concert Seating Views

Immediately following the Floor Level, the 100 Level provides tiered seating surrounding the stage. Some fans prefer the 100 Level to the Floor since you may have a better view of the stage from this level’s elevated rows of seating.



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Even the 100 Level seats farthest from the stage give you an incredible view of the full arena. Note that the performers may be harder to see from the far side of the arena, but you may have a better view of the whole stage.



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Madison Square Garden 200 Level Concert Seating Views

The 200 Level is next up in the arena, with seats that fully encircle the floor. This level is smaller than the 100 Level before it, but it has plenty of seating options for fans who like to watch Madison Square Garden concerts from higher up in the venue.



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Madison Square Garden 300-400 Level Concert Seating Views

The final two levels of the MSG seating chart are the 300 and 400 Levels, neither of which go all the way around the arena. The main sections of the 300 Level are situated on the far ends of the arena, with one going behind the normal stage area, while the 400 Level is only located behind the stage.



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Seats in the Madison Square Garden SkyBridge (Sections 310-316 and 324-328) overlook the stage and the venue floor from above.



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