Indoor Football Games at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden #2 opened 1890

Field Size:
1893- 80 yards long.
1902-35 X 70 yards
1903-80 X 140 feet field

[The regulation football field size in this era was 110 yards X 75 yards.]

Indoor Football Games inside Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden #1
1/19/1889 University of Pennsylvania 10 - Rutgers 0 (n.)
First half ends 6-0, lacrosse game played at halftime, 2nd half: 4-0. Nine aside.
Madison Square Garden #2
12/12/1890 Yale Consolidateds 16 - Springfield YMCA Training School 10att: 2,000
12/13/1890 Manhattan AC 16 - Princeton 516-0?
12/13/1890 Pennsylvania 20 - Rutgers 12att: 3,500-4,000
11/28/1891 C.C.N.Y. 4 - Manhattan AC 2[lacrosse]
11/26/1892 Manhattan AC/Princeton 6 - Varuna Boat Club of Bay Ridge 0 att: 8,000
11/26/1892 Varuna Boat Club 6 - NYAC 0
12/17/1892 Columbia College Freshmen 6 - CCNY 0 30 minute game 0-4?
12/17/1892 Orange AC 6 - Varuna Boat Club 0(night)
12/2/1893 Volunteers FC of Harlem 12 - Varuna Boat Club 46,000  11/30?
12/16/1893 Volunteers v Pastimes AC; Varuna Boat Club v Dobb's Ferry did not happen
11/24/1898 Orange AC 5 - Riverside AC 0 att: 800
11/30/1899 St. Alphonsus 6 - Crescent Wheelmen 0
11/30/1899 Knickerbocker AC v Laureate Boat Club of Troy, No Game
11/30/1899 Pastime AC Indians 16 - New West Side AC 0
11/30/1899 Knickerbocker AC 11 - Rutgers 0 att: 3,500 16-0?
12/29/1902 All-Syracuse 5 - NY Football Assoc. 0 att: 3,500
12/29/1902 Montor AC (NY) 17 - Colonial Football Club (NJ) 5
12/30/1902 Transit AC (NY) 6 - Brighton AC (Coney Island) 0
12/30/1902 Knickerbocker FC 11 - Warlow AC of Whitestone 6, overtime
12/31/1902 All-Syracuse 36 - Knickerbocker FC 0
1/2/1903 Montor AC v Transit AC
1/2/1903 All-Syracuse 36 - Orange AC 0
12/14/1903 Olympic AC 6 - Knickerbocker Field Club 0
12/14/1903 Watertown AA 5 - Oreo AC of Asbury Park 0 att: 2,000
12/15/1903 Mohawk AC of the Bronx 15 - St. Peters Catholic Library Assoc. 0
12/15/1903 Franklin AC (Phil.) 12 - Orange AC 0
New York Harbor Championship:
12/16/1903 Fort Totten 0 - Fort Hamilton 0 att: 2,000
12/17/1903 Olympic AC 12 - Mohawk AC 0
12/17/1903 Franklin AC 12 - Watertown AA 0 att: 2,500
12/18/1903 Knickerbocker FC 23 - St. Peter's CLA 0
12/18/1903 Orange AC 22 - Oreo AC 0
Scholastic All-Star Game:
12/19/1903 All-Brooklyn 5 - All-New York 0
New York Harbor Championship:
12/19/1903 Fort Totten 0 - Fort Hamilton 0
12/19/1903 Watertown AA 11 - Orange AC 0
12/19/1903 Knickerbocker FC 21 - Mohawk AC 0

•Some of the 1902-1903 games were part of the first Professional Football World Series, read about it here!

A clipping from The Sun, New York City, November 30,1899. Small ads under an Old Gothic AMUSEMENTS column. TO-NIGHT/INDOOR FOOT BALL [sic]/AND ATHLETIC SPORTS THIS AFTER. AND EVE./Madison Square Garden/...FOOT BALL- 5 P.M.-St. Alphonsaus A.A. v Crescent Whhelmen./FOOT BALL CARNIVAL/8:00 P.M.-Pastime A.C. vs. New West Side  A.C./8:40 P.M.-Union Settlement A.C. vs. Thistle A.C./9:20 P.M.-Wm.Barry Assn. vs. S.J.Kickham Assn. [a soccer game]/10:15 P.M.-Rutgers College vs. Knickerbocker A.C./Admission 50c. Box Office open all day./METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE/ENTIRE AUDITOREUM/DOG SHOW [in scalloped frame] 1,083 Entries/PRIZES/OVER $4,000...Under the auspices of American Pet Dog Club.

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