A must-do for any first-timer or returning visitor to New York, catching a basketball game at Madison Square Garden is an unforgettable and exciting experience.
The New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are the lucky team who get to play their home games at the world-famous Madison Square Garden, possibly the world’s best arena.
They’ve been the home to many famous faces, including legendary sportsmen Patrick Ewing, Willis Reed, and Walt Frazier.
Their 2019/20 team consists of Kadeem Allen, RJ Barrett, Ignas Brazdeikis, Reggie Bullock, Damyean Dotson, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, Kevin Knox, Marcus Morris, Frank Ntilikina, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Allonzo Trier.
If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to spot a major celebrity or two, as the team boasts many famous fans including directors Spike Lee and Woody Allen, actress Drew Barrymore, singer Alicia Keys, actors Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor, and rapper 50 Cent. Keep you camera handy, that’s for sure!
The basketball season runs from October until mid-April. Below you’ll find the New York Knicks’ 2019/20 schedule, along with who they are playing. Please note: match dates and times are subject to change.
26th - Boston Celtics - 7:30pm
28th Chicago Bulls - 7:30pm
3rd - Sacramento Kings - 6:00pm
10th - Cleveland Cavaliers - 7:30pm
14th - Dallas Mavericks - 8:00pm
16th - Charlotte Hornets - 7:30pm
18th - Cleveland Cavaliers - 7:00pm
23rd - San Antonia Spurs - 7:30pm
24th - Brooklyn Nets - 7:30pm
29th - Philadelphia 76ers - 7:30pm
1st - Boston Celtics - 3:30pm
5th - Denver Nuggets - 7:30pm
7th - Indiana Pacer - 7:30pm
17th - Atlanta Hawks - 7:30pm
21st - Milwaukee Bucks - 7:30pm
23rd - Washington Wizards - 7:00pm
1st - Portland Trailblazers - 7:30pm
10th - New Orleans Pelicans - 8:00pm
12th - Miami Heat - 3:30pm
16th - Phoenix Suns - 7:30pm
18th - Philadelphia 76ers - 7:30pm
22nd - L.A. Lakers - 7:30pm
24th - Toronto Raptors - 7:30pm
26th - Brooklyn Nets - 6:00pm
29th - Memphis Grizzlies - 7:30pm
6th - Orlando Magic - 7:30pm
12th - Washington Wizards - 7:30pm
21st - Indiana Pacers - 7:30pm
29th - Chicago Bulls - 5:00pm
2nd - Houston Rockets - 7:00pm
4th - Utah Jazz - 7:30pm
6th - Oklahoma City Thunder - 7:30pm
8th - Detroit Pistons - 7:30pm
17th - Charlotte Hornets - 7:30pm
21st - Golden State Warriors - 7:30pm
23rd - L.A. Clippers - 7:00pm
25th - Toronto Raptors - 7:30pm
3rd - Minnesota Timberwolves - 7:30pm
5th - Miami Heat - 5:00pm
8th - Orlando Magic - 7:30pm
14th - Detroit Pistons - 7:30pm
While each game will no doubt be exciting and provide fantastic entertainment, just like with football, there are also basketball rivalries that make for exceptionally electrifying viewing. On the 24th November and 26th December, the Knicks take on the Brooklyn Nets, the team’s inter-city rivals. On October 26th and December 1st, two major northeastern cities - New York City and Boston - battle their teams, when the Knicks face the Boston Celtics. Finally, on January 12th and April 5th, the Knicks square-up against Miami Heat, their long-standing rivals with a bitter history. If you’re in the Big Apple on those dates, you won’t want to miss these games!
Madison Square Garden
Of course, the other main reason to watch the New York Knicks play is an excuse to visit the iconic Madison Square Garden arena. It’s home to many major sporting events and has hosted a range of sell-out shows.
‘The Gardens’ is located just above Penn. Station, which is served by a number of subway lines and buses across the city. Your Uber or taxi driver should know exactly how to get to the venue too, as it’s a major tourist attraction.
Aside from all the live-entertainment, there’s loads of places to eat and drink at MSG. Tuck into classic American-style grub, including hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken, and more. There’s also a sampling of world cuisine, including Italian-inspired and Asian delights. Fancy something sweeter? There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts, ice-cream and milkshake eateries, plus many other places to grab a snack or two. Visitors over 21 can refresh with a cool beer, or treat themselves to a tasty cocktail. Basically, you’ll never go hungry or thirsty.
We sell New York Knicks tickets suitable for any budget, depending on how close you would like to be to all the action and how much of a luxurious experience you would like.
Our cheapest tickets gets you a seat at the West Balcony or East Balcony Lofts, while the more expensive tickets get entry into Club Gold - premium 100 level seating with access to the Club Bar and Grill before the game and in-seat service during the game.
The categories in-between this are 200 Level Lower Ends, 100 Level Lower Ends and Club Silver. Games last for approximately three hours.