New York Knicks

September 29, 2015

The New York Knicks promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks Fan Code of Conduct and the details of the Knicks alcohol management plan that appear below ensure that fans have a safe and fun experience.


  • The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Budweiser
  • Jack Daniel’s
  • TEAM Coalition

Alcohol Service Policies:

Age to Check ID: 40
Max Alcohol Drinks: 1/person/possession
Maximum Cup Size: 22 oz
Bottles: Sold with caps off
Liquor Sold: Yes

Cut-off Policies:

Concession Stands: Start of the 3rd Quarter
Hawkers: Start of the 3rd Quarter
Clubs/Suites: Start of the 3rd Quarter

Report Inappropriate Behavior or Request assistance:

  • Madison Square Garden is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all our guests. If there is an emergency, you can either call the security office at 212.465.6299 or the event manager’s office at 212.465.6292

TEAM Training is conducted at Madison Square Garden by The Madison Square Garden Company.

The New York Knicks offer fans the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver program at all Knicks games at Madison Square Garden.

Designated Driver Program Totals:

Knicks: League:
2016-2017: 457 68,379
2015-2016: 498 71,146
2014-2015: 446 68,537

The National Basketball Association, the New York Knicks, and Madison Square Garden are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable sports & entertainment experience. NBA fans have a right to expect an environment where:

  • Players will respect and appreciate each and every fan.
  • Guests will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all arena and team personnel.
  • Guests will enjoy the basketball experience free from disruptive behavior, including foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
  • Guests will consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Intervention with an impaired, intoxicated or underage guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests will sit only in their ticketed seats and show their tickets when requested.
  • Guests will not engage in fighting, throwing objects or attempting to enter the court, and those who engage in any of these actions will immediately be ejected from the game.
  • There will not be any obscene or indecent messages on signs or clothing.
  • Guests will comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operations and emergency response procedures.

The arena staff has been trained to intervene where necessary to help ensure that the above expectations are met, and guests are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior to the nearest usher, security guard or guest services staff member. Guests who choose not to adhere to these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and revocation of season tickets and may also be in violation of city ordinances resulting in possible arrest and prosecution.

The NBA, the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct.