The Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. The arena opened in 2007 and is home to the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. The arena also hosts concerts and other performances year-round. The seating capacity at the Prudential Center varies depending on the event, for hockey games, the arena can seat up to 16,514 people.

The Prudential Center was designed by HOK Sport (now Populous), with the exterior designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. The red and grey exterior is inspired by Newark’s bricklaying and railroad heritage, and fans approaching the arena from the front are presented with a view of the arena’s externally mounted 4,800 square foot (446 m2) LED display, one of the largest in the world.

Prudential Financial purchased the naming rights to the stadium in January 2007 for $105.3 million over 20 years. The arena had been referred to as “Newark Arena” before the deal. Prudential Center was immediately nicknamed “The Rock” after Prudential’s corporate logo.

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How to New York City

The nearest airport to the Prudential Center is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) which is located about 4 miles away from the arena. There are direct flights from London to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The flight time is approximately 9 hours and 35 minutes, and the distance is 3475 miles.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Newark, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several options for public transportation around the Prudential Center in Newark. The arena is located two blocks from Newark Penn Station in downtown Newark, just west of Newark’s Ironbound district, which makes it easily accessible via New Jersey Transit, PATH, Newark Light Rail, and Amtrak. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Uber is the official rideshare partner of Prudential Center. There is a designated pickup and drop-off area just east of Citizens Tower on Edison Place, between Mulberry Street and McCarter Highway.

Staying in New York City

The Prudential Center is in downtown Newark, New Jersey. It is in the Central Business District neighbourhood of Newark and offers tourists a variety of attractions and activities.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. The DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station is connected to Newark Penn Station by an indoor walkway and is only 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Prudential Center and offers a free shuttle to Newark International Airport.

New Jersey Devils Tickets

The New Jersey Devils sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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