4. Madison Square Garden
Akeem ends up on a double date with Darryl Jenks, Lisa and Lisa’s sister, Clarice, to see the St. John’s game at Madison Square Garden. Clarice is clearly into Akeem and Darryl is fulfilling his role as the boyfriend nobody is rooting for. Akeem is waiting on line for the bathroom when two workers who are from Zamunda recognize him.
Madison Square Garden is still there atop Penn Station, but it has undergone a big renovation since 1988 to the tune of $1 billion starting in 2011. In Coming 2 America, Madison Square Garden appears again as a filming location! Akeem’s son Lavelle Junson (played by Jermaine Fowler) is a ticket scalper.