Madison Square Garden Rules
Sales of alcohol are limited to up to two alcoholic beverages per customer per transaction. It is not permitted for guests to bring in alcoholic beverages from outside, and guests may not leave with alcohol purchased inside Madison Square Garden. The venue reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest. It is company policy that all guests who appear to be forty (40) years of age or younger may be required to present a valid form of ID with proof of age in order to purchase alcoholic beverages at Madison Square Garden.
Service animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, and emotional support animals for individuals with a diagnosed mental or emotional disorder, are permitted at Madison Square Garden. It is required that the animal rest in the seating area of the individual who brought the animal, rather than in the aisle, and must be harnessed, leashed or tethered at all times, unless special circumstances exist. Owners may be asked to escort the animal off the premises if it is not housebroken, or if the animal poses a threat to the safety of other guests and employees.
It is advised that all guests arrive early and travel light. Madison Square Garden reserves the right to search all persons and bags. Oversized bags are prohibited and bags that have passed inspection must fit comfortably under your seat. Madison Square Garden is not responsible for any property that is lost, stolen, or damaged.
Madison Square Garden’s camera policy will be strictly enforced. These items are not permitted into Madison Square Garden at any time: video cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices, cameras with professional telephoto or zoom lenses. Non professional or disposable cameras are permitted, but for some events, cameras of any type and/or flash photography may be completely prohibited. Any and all photos taken are for personal use only – they may not be sold, licensed or distributed.
Food and Drink
Outside food and beverages, including water, are not permitted in Madison Square Garden at any time.
Code of Conduct
All guests are required to be respectful of those around them.
Guests are to avoid blocking the view of others.
Artists may request that guests be permitted to stand immediately in front of their seats during the entirety of the performance during some concerts. Standing guests should continue to be respectful of others around them and avoid blocking the view of other guests on these occasions.
Guests shall not interfere with events or performers in any way.
Foul/offensive language, fighting, obscene gestures and/or throwing objects is not permitted, nor is engaging in other behavior detrimental to the experience of other guests.
It is not permitted for guests to stand on seats or any other building structure.
It is not permitted for guests to block the aisles.
It is not permitted for guests to occupy a seat or remain in an area for which they do not possess a valid ticket, and guests will be expected to provide their ticket upon request.
It is not permitted for guests to smoke anywhere in Madison Square Garden facilities, as is required by the City of New York.
Alcoholic beverages are to be consumed in a responsible manner.
It is encouraged for guests to report inappropriate or offensive behavior to an Usher, Security Officer or Guest Experience Representative.
Guests are required to comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures.