The New York Rangers are a professional hockey team that compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). They are based in Manhattan, New York City, where they were founded in 1926. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The early years were quite successful for the Rangers and they won the Stanley Cup in just their second season in the competition. However, they suffered a 54 year drought between 1940 and 1994, when they won their most recent Stanley Cup. If you want to know where the Rangers play their home games, keep reading to find out.
Where do the New York Rangers play?
The New York Rangers have played their home games at Madison Square Garden since it was opened in 1968. This is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Manhattan. It is also home to the New York Knicks (NBA) and the future home of the New York Liberty (WNBA). Madison Square Garden hosts over 300 events a year including concerts, wrestling, NCAA basketball and many other sporting events. It seats 18,200 people for hockey games and has 6 levels of seating.
Did you know?
From their founding until 1968 the Rangers played in another arena known as Madison Square Garden. Interestingly, there had been two other indoor arenas with the same name prior to this time.
Madison Square Garden is one of the most well known indoor arenas in the world and is sometimes known as “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Apart from the many sporting events it also has the third highest ticket sales for music arenas in the world!