About Prudential Center
The New York Metropolitan Area has some great places to take in a game. From Barclays Center to Madison Square Garden to Citi Field to Yankee Stadium, the list goes on. There’s one arena that certainly stands out though, and not in a bad way: the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Not expecting that one? You’re probably not alone. But it’s time to highlight just how awesome this indoor venue actually is. Let’s take a look.
History of the Prudential Center
Built to be the new home for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the Prudential Center was opened in 2007. The Devils were happy to move from their former digs, the Meadowlands Arena, finally putting to rest rumors that one of the most competitive teams in the league was considering pulling up tent stakes and relocating to another state. Featuring a capacity of more than 16,000, the new arena was a welcome change, even if construction delays meant the Devils had to spend almost the first ten games of the season playing away games!
What Makes the Prudential Center so Special?
In a word? Amenities. The Prudential Center’s modern construction and design make it one of the most accommodating venues on the east coast, if not the country. Its more than 2300 club seats are also wider and more comfortable than the league standard. Throw in WiFi, personal dining options, and, strangely, being the site of the Grammy Museum Experience, and you’ve got a great venue that you’ll love to come back to again and again!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Prudential Center located?
Prudential Center is located in the central business district of Newark, New Jersey.
What kind of events does Prudential Center host?
This venue hosts more than sports, though. Prudential Center Concert events are commonplace, with big draws like Bruce Springsteen, the Misfits, the Rolling Stones, and the Eagles all performing at the Prudential Center as well.
Which team is playing at Prudential Center?
The Prudential Center’s main tenants have always been the New Jersey Devils (NHL). Yet that’s not the only sports team that calls this indoor arena home. Seton Hall University’s NCAA basketball team, the Seton Hall Pirates, has been playing all its home games at the Prudential Center since 2007. The New Jersey Nets also called the Prudential Center home prior to their move to Brooklyn.
Where can I park for free at Prudential Center?
There are over 3,500 parking spaces available within two block of the venue, in over 10 official parking lots and garages - made available for advanced purchases. The official options are split between five color-coordinated zones, orange, purple, yellow, blue, and green. Prices generally hover between $35 and $40 depending on the event that you’re headed to.
What is the seating capacity of Prudential Center?
The arena officially seats 16,514 patrons for Prudential Center sporting games, which can be extended up to 18,711 for basketball.
Who owns Prudential Center?
The arena is owned by the Newark Housing Authority.
How do I get to Prudential Center using public transport?
There is an abundance of options for fans using public transport to get to Prudential Center events. The NJ TRANSIT offers over two dozen bus routes and six rail lines to Newark, as well as the Newark Light Rail system. Newark Penn Station is two blocks from the arena and is connected to the Newark Broad Street Station by both bus and Light Rail services. And, the PATH offers 24-7 rail transportation which connects Newark with Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan, New York.