Prudential Center

New Jersey Devils (NHL since 2007) New Jersey Nets ( NBA 2010-2012 ) New Jersey Ironmen ( MISL, since 2007) Seton Hall Pirates (NCAA, since 2007) New York Titans ( NLL since 2009)

The Prudential Center is a multi-purpose arena in Newark, New Jersey that the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League serves as the home stadium since October 2007. In addition, since the 2010/11 season, it serves as a venue for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association.

The nickname of the Prudential Center is The Rock.

Furthermore, bear in the arena, both the New Jersey Ironmen of the Major Indoor Soccer League and the basketball team from Seton Hall University from their home games. The Arena owner also stated that between forty and sixty other events will take place at the Prudential Center annually.

With its location in downtown Newark arena is the first of its kind, which was inaugurated in the New York Metropolitan Area since the opening of the Continental Airlines Arena in 1981.


The foundation stone for the new venue was held on 3 October 2005. When the city of Newark announced to cancel due to high costs, the project, the New Jersey Devils declared themselves ready to support the construction of 100 million U.S. dollars.

First was also planned to relocate the NBA team the New Jersey Nets, which is also based in the Continental Airlines Arena to the new Prudential Center. Eventually, however, the Nets declared in 2010 to remain in their old venue and then move into a new arena in Brooklyn, New York City. This would mean that in the future two similar arenas would compete in this area.

The arena was opened on 25 October 2007 with a series of concerts based in New Jersey rock group Bon Jovi, on 27 October, the New Jersey Devils finally denied their first league game at the new stadium. Opponents were the Ottawa Senators, also the last opponent in the Continental Airlines Arena in their final NHL season. The Senators won 4-1. The first victory ( 6-1 ) celebrated the Devils four days later against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In early 2010 gave the New Jersey Nets known to play from the 2010/11 season at the Prudential Center. Due to some delays their move to New York, the Nets wanted to play up to and including 2013, in Newark. But finally the new arena of Nets was already 2012/2013 season finished and the Nets left the Prudential Center again and play in the future in the Barclays Center.

Naming rights

In January 2007, the Prudential Financial Group acquired the naming rights to the arena for the next 20 years. The costs amounted in this case to $ 105.3 million.

The new owner of the naming rights for the arena finally decided to name " Prudential Center ", though already had this name a large number of building complexes, mainly skyscrapers and office buildings. Even now, the stadium was nicknamed "The Rock", which is derived from the mountain contained in the logo of the group. The venue is also the first sports complex in the New York City area, which is dubbed "the Center", a term which is found mainly in sponsored sporting venues.