Ice hockey match for the Rangers at MSG. MSG also hosts boxing events. Many of the most important fights in history took place at Madison Square Garden. Before promoters Don King and Bob Arum take boxing to Las Vegas, Nevada, Madison Square Garden was the Mecca of boxing. The capacity at Madison Square Garden is divided into five levels. The lower level seats are red and, eventually, orange, yellow, green and blue. In some events it is an even lower level known as "Rotonda". This color scheme has been discontinued since the term "blue seats" (seats blue) was a synonym for rude behavior of fans, especially hockey games. The location where you picked up the first Madison Square Garden was the passenger station of the railroad company that connected New York to Harlem. When this line moved to Grand Central Terminal in 1871 the site was sold to PT Barnum and converted into a racetrack called "Barnum's Monster Classical and Geological Hipodrome." In 1876 was renamed as "Gilmore's Garden." Ice hockey is another very popular sport and the National Hockey League (NHL) local team plays the New York Rangers (website: Matches take place at Madison Square Garden (see above) and other local teams participating are the New York Islanders (tel: (800) 883 ISLES or (800) 8834 7537, website: /, entries for 25-140US $), who play at the Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (tel: (516) 794 9303; website: and New Jersey Devils (website:, who play in the Meadowlands Sports Complex (tel: (201) 935 3900 / 8500; website: