Prudential Center

Coordinates: 40°44′1″N 74°10′16″W / 40.73361°N 74.17111°W / 40.73361; -74.17111
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Prudential Center
The Rock
Prudential Center in 2008
Address25 Lafayette Street
LocationNewark, New Jersey
Coordinates40°44′1″N 74°10′16″W / 40.73361°N 74.17111°W / 40.73361; -74.17111
OwnerNewark Housing Authority
OperatorDevils Arena Entertainment
CapacityIce hockey:
17,625 (2007–2013)
16,592 (2013–2015)[4]
16,514 (2015–present)[5]
Basketball: 18,711
Indoor soccer: 17,502
Lacrosse: 17,625
Concerts: 17,500[6]
StartedOctober 3, 2005
OpenedOctober 25, 2007
Construction costUS$375 million
ArchitectHOK Sport (now Populous)
Morris Adjmi Architects (Exterior)
El Taller Colaborativo[1]
Project managerICON Venue Group[1]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Services engineerR.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Inc.[2]
General contractorGilbane Construction[1][3]
New Jersey Devils (NHL) (2007–present)
Seton Hall Pirates (NCAA) (2007–present)
New Jersey Rockets (USPHL) (2007–present)
New York Titans (NLL) (2007–2009)
New Jersey Ironmen (XSL) (2007–2009)
NJIT Highlanders (NCAA) (2008–present)
New Jersey Nets (NBA) (2010–2012)
New York Liberty (WNBA) (2011–2013)
Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL) (2016–2019, 2021–present)

Prudential Center is an arena in Newark, New Jersey, United States. It was designed by HOK Sport (now Populous). It opened in 2007. It is the home of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the men's basketball program of Seton Hall University, known as the Seton Hall Pirates.

The arena can hold 16,514 people for hockey games and up to 18,711 for basketball games. It has the nickmane of "The Rock".[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Prudential Center". ICON Venue Group. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  2. "Portfolio". Vanderweil Engineers. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  3. Muret, Don (November 5, 2007). "A New Ara in Newark". SportsBusiness Daily. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  4. Stromberg, Mike (May 13, 2014). "Good News/Bad News: Taking a Look at the Devils' 2013-14 Attendance Numbers". SB Nation. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  5. Chere, Rich (November 7, 2015). "Travis Zajac Sparks Devils' Rout of Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2". The Star-Ledger. Newark. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  6. "Prudential Center: Highlights". Prudential Center. Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  7. Sweeney, Matt (May 23, 2007). "Seton Hall Moves to the Rock". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2007.

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