- Address: 25 Lafayette Street, Newark
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 25 October 2007
- Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
- Tenants: New Jersey Devils (ice hockey), Seton Hall Pirates (basketball)
Extra stadium info – Prudential Center
The construction of the arena, which is among the largest sports venues by capacity in New Jersey, started in October 2005. Its construction costs were $375 million. The Prudential Center is named after Prudential Financial, which became the largest insurance company in the United States. The arena located in the central business district of Newark. It is known as a venue for several events, like basketball, concerts, ice hockey, indoor football, indoor lacrosse, mixed martial arts, monster truck events and wrestling. Several world famous artists performed at the arena.
The New Jersey Devils and the Seton Hall Pirates
The New Jersey Devils and the basketball team of the Seton Hall Pirates have been tenants of the Prudential Center since 2007. The Devils are members of the National Hockey League, the most popular ice hockey league in the world. They lost their first-ever ice hockey match at the Prudential Center against the Ottawa Senators from Canada. The Pirates compete at the highest level of college basketball in the United States. They won their first college basketball game at the Prudential Center. The Pirates won the game 89-81.
A lightning problem at the Prudential Center
In 2010, a lighting problem occurred in the Prudential Center during an ice hockey match between the New Jersey Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The visitors from Florida were leading when part of the lights went out. Electricians worked on the situation for almost two hours but they were not able to reboot the system. The game was suspended because of the lighting problem. Two nights later, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the ice hockey match.