Prudential Center (New Jersey Devils Stadium)

In the central business district of Newark, New Jersey, you will find the Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils.  The Prudential Center opened in October of 2007 after exactly two years of construction which cost $450 million.  The arena brought major league sports to Newark’s downtown area, and the location capitalized on nearby transit hubs which makes gettin to the venue easy from all directions.  

The New Jersey Devils, who previously played their home games in Meadowlands Arena, were founded in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts, later becoming the Colorado Rockies, before settling into their permanent home on the east coast.  Due to their proximity to New York City, they became instant rivals of the Rangers and Islanders, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers down the road to the south.   After a slow start, the Devils have become perennial playoff and Stanley Cup contenders, winning their division nine times on the way to three championships. 

How many seats are in Prudential Center

The Prudential Center officially seats 16,514 fans for hockey games and up to 18,711 for basketball.  The arena has regular seating levels, multiple suite levels, a restaurant level and a loft seating level, as well as other bars, lounges, and specialty concession areas.  

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Directions – How to get to Prudential Center

The Prudential Center, located at 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, New Jersey, is easy to get to from either the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike.  From almost every direction, once off the highway, visitors can take Rector Street to Broad Street and make a left onto Lafayette Street to arrive at the arena.  It is also very easy to get to the Prudential Center via rail or mass transit, as Newark Penn Station is only a couple of blocks away.  Fans can take the PATH, which operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to Newark Station and walk just a few minutes to the arena

Where to Park near Prudential Center?

The Prudential Center boasts approximately 3,500 parking spots within a two block radius of the arena. It’s easy to pre-pay and go directly to your spot via mobile app or online, which guarantees your parking.  Locals know that you can cut your parking expense in half by walking a few extra blocks.  For $15 parking, try Mulberry Street instead of the lots right at the arena. 

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Other Prudential Center FAQs

What city does the New Jersey Devils play in?

The Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils, is located at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark, New Jersey. 

Why are they called the New Jersey Devils?

The team derives its name from a local legend.  The Jersey Devil (also known as the Leeds Devil) is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. 

What is the Prudential Center Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

The Prudential Center has taken many steps to ensure the safest possible environment for fans regarding COVID-19.  Several steps have been taken at the arena, some of which include hand sanitizer dispensing stations readily available, a “no bag” policy to reduce contact upon your entrance, mobile ticketing to ensure a contactless entry, and contactless payment options throughout the arena.  Additionally, wearing of masks is recommended by the arena management.  Proof of vaccination is not required at this time (October 1st, 2021).

How much is a New Jersey Devils hockey ticket?

New Jersey Devils seating is divided into three main areas, Lowers, which are sections 1-22, 100 seating level and 200 seating level.  There are also suites, club seating, and other specialty areas.  For a mid-week game in October, you can see the Devils for as low as $24.  To sit center ice in the Lowers it will cost you more than 10 times as much, as seats start at $270 in this area. 

What hockey teams play at the Prudential Center?

The New Jersey Devil play their home games at the Prudential Center, located at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark, New Jersey. 

Who owns the Prudential Center?

The Prudential Center is owned by the Newark Housing Authority and operated by Devils Arena Entertainment. 


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