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Prudential Center, Newark

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
When in Newark, Prudential Center is the place to go for a game of hockey or college basketball. Known as The Rock, the arena is home to the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's Seton Hall Pirates. From the jerseys of high school teams to the Devils store and the outdoor plaza, you'll be constantly reminded that this is the hockey epicenter of New Jersey. The arena combines state-of-the art broadcasting technology and amenities, such as bars and restaurants, to give the fans a pleasurable game experience. In addition to sports, the center often hosts concerts and other live events. Depending on the event, the arena's capacity shifts between 16,500 and 19,500; the surrounding area provides enough parking spaces regardless. To visit Prudential Center on your trip to Newark, use our Newark itinerary builder.
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  • The security personnel taking selfies, when I ask for a secondary exit since no one was moving. I was pointed to guest services and security continued taking their pictures. One did get lucky and got ...  read more »
  • Great arena to watch an NHL game, pricing was - as always - not very reasonable but that's more down to the NJ Devils. Food is overpriced but that's to be expected too. :) 
  • My husband and I attended a pre-season hockey game at the Pru Center, and had a great evening. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful--- it made for a lovely evening. Ushers were h...  read more »
  • I am a die hard New Jersey Devils fan and i love coming to games here. I have a flex plan which you can choose the games you want to go to, where you want to sit, and how many tickets you want. They call it the what you want when you want it plan. It is easy to get to from where i live. Any seat is great except for the first 15 rows on the turn because the glass gets blurry but on weekdays you can usually move back or to the side. Food is great and the clerks are very kind people. Also the people who sell candy and water are the nicest people in the world. Also mainly all the Devils fans are nice. Parking is right across the street it is awesome. I suggest if you want to go to a hockey game go here it is the greatest arena in the tri state area
  • A good arena to watch a hockey game or concert in. The place is always clean and the views from all of the seats is good. The one big downside is the cost of arena food. Most arenas have their food and drink prices set high but Prudential Center goes above what most places charge. They say that all of their food is local, which is nice, but the prices are unbelievable. In addition to the high prices, the service is slow. I waited 25 minutes for cheese fries! My advice is to eat before you leave the house or find a restaurant in Newark, but avoid eating at the arena at all costs! The food and drinks aside, the arena itself is nice.
  • I come to lots of Devils games, and I always have a great time. It's a clean, spacious, and organized arena. On the way in, parking was easy and security was very quick. The Devils Den is a good stop if you need or want some last minute team gear, and the prices actually weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. Seats are padded and a bit tight, but that's what you expect at a sports game. Food and drink prices are also what you'd expect at a sports game, think just under $10 for a Budweiser or Bud Light. The ushers and other staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, a great experience at a nice arena.
  • Love my NJ Devils. I attend 35 or more games outer season. The rest of Pru Center is "eh". Concessions are expensive and the staff are painfully slow. The more people in the building the more evident the inefficiency of the design becomes apparent.
  • The Devils and the City of Newark did a great job putting this stadium together (definitely do not miss the Izod Center/Brendan Byrne/Continental Airlines Arena at all). This is a smaller, more intimate hockey arena with excellent food options.
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