Arena History & Facts

In October of 2007, Prudential Center ushered in a new era in sports and entertainment in Newark and the entire Northern New Jersey area. Newark is currently undergoing a major revitalization, converting the city core into a vibrant and energized entertainment district. Prudential Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Newark Symphony, Riverfront Stadium and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, represent just part of the nearly $2 billion in construction underway.

Prudential Center is the cornerstone in the revitalization and renaissance of downtown Newark. In addition to the arena, Newark will soon add scores of condominiums, restaurants, themed bars, and mixed retail establishments. Prudential Center will be recognized among the finest arenas in the country and is New Jersey’s home for hockey, college basketball, concerts, family shows and special events. A public / private partnership between the City of Newark and Devils Arena Entertainment, made the $375 million Prudential Center a reality that is changing the face of downtown Newark and making it a destination place for sports and live entertainment in the region.

Prudential Center Facts

  • Prudential Center hosts the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall Men’s Basketball, concerts, family shows, special events as well as other professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events.
  • Located in downtown Newark, just 2 blocks from Newark Penn Station, the arena is accessible via New Jersey Transit, PATH and Amtrak.
  • Total Project Cost - $375 million
  • Operator - Devils Arena Entertainment
  • Naming Rights Sponsor - Prudential Financial
  • Designed by architects Morris Adjmi and facility specialists HOK
  • Capacity - 17,625 for hockey and 18,500 for basketball
  • Two club lounges, a goal bar, terrace area and a 350 seat gourmet restaurant
  • A 4,800 sq. ft. big screen LED television facing Newark Penn Station
  • Adjacent full size practice facility for hockey with 800 seat capacity
  • A total of 76 Luxury Suites and 2 Event Suites