The Prudential Center is an indoor arena offering many types of events, located in the center of Newark, one of New Jersey's main business district. It first opened its doors in 2007, making it a relatively new venue in its class. This means that it was designed with all of the latest features and technology, making it a truly one-of-a-kind venue. This incredible arena has brought a great deal of culture to Newark, and is currently playing a major role in Newark's revitalization. This vibrant city is quickly turning into an entertainment hub that people from all over the country travel to visit.
The Prudential Center is most widely known for being the home of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team. However, this versatile venue is not just used for basketball and hockey. It has played host to many other sports events, as well as concerts, political events, media events, and much more. The skilled staff is able to transform the venue on a nightly basis, allowing world-class events to keep this venue extremely busy.
Because it is one of the newest facilities in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Prudential Center boasts some incredible amenities. There are 18,711 seats and 76 available luxury suites, which are famous for being the largest in all of North America. There are high-definition monitors and over 750 flat-screen television sets located all throughout the arena, ensuring that you never miss even a moment of the event. The breathtaking scoreboard has eight sides and has stunning high-definition video displays from Daktronics. This venue has WiFi, personal dining, and so many other features to enhance the experience. Get your Devils tickets and don't miss your chance at experiencing this one-of-a-kind venues first hand.
Although it is still in its early stages, the Prudential Center has already hosted some monumental sports and entertainment events. The upper suite level has murals that are dedicated to the performance by the classic rock band, The Eagles from their Long Road Out of Eden Tour. In 2011, the arena hosted the NBA Draft, and then the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals were held there the next year. Also in 2012, The Rolling Stones performed the final show of their famous 50th anniversary tour.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
The Prudential Center is conveniently located at 25 Lafayette St Newark, NJ, a mere two blocks from Newark Penn Station. This venue is known for being one of the most easily accessible arenas in the country. There are plenty of public transportation options, which can be great for avoiding traffic and parking fees. In fact, you could travel from downtown Manhattan to the Prudential Center in only 17 minutes via public transportation.
If you do plan on driving, highways surrounding the arena include I-280, I-78, New Jersey Turnpike, US 1/9, NJ 21, US 22, and the Garden State Parkway. Check the official Prudential Center website for more detailed instructions. If parking near the venue, the best option is to take advantage of the pre-paid guaranteed parking. This will ensure that you do not miss any of the event struggling to find a parking spot.