The current Madison Square Garden opened in 1968 and is the fourth arena to have the name which honors the fourth US President, James Madison. Situated above Pennsylvania Station in midtown Manhattan, its creation was a significant engineering accomplishment as it was one of the first structures to be built above an active railroad staion. Upon its opening, the New York Knicks called it home and, today, it is the second-oldest arena in the NBA. The Knicks have competed in the NBA FInals five times, and it was on this floor that they won their two Championships. MSG has additionally been the stage for many internationally acclaimed musical artists including Elton John, who has performed there sixty-four times (more than any other musician), and Billy Joel, the Garden's resident singer-songwriter. The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; the 1972, 1997, and 2003 Grammy Awards; the 2004 Republican National Convention; and the 1976, 1980, and 1992 Democratic National Conventions have also been hosted at the Garden. For more information, please visit MSG Authentication.