Located in the heart of Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center has been the home for several pro and college sports teams in New Jersey. Known as The Rock, the venue has seen postseason action in hockey and basketball, as well as marquee fights, concerts, and other noteworthy events, all while providing fans with a positive fan experience.
The main use of Prudential Center is hockey, as the New Jersey Devils call the arena home for half of their season each year. The Devils have also had the most success in the arena, with The Rock hosting Stanley Cup Final games in 2012, when the Devils fell to the Los Angeles Kings in the league's championship series.
In basketball, Prudential Center has had an interesting history that included the NBA for an extended period of time. Before their move to Brooklyn, the Nets went by the New Jersey Nets and called the Prudential Center home. During that time the NBA Draft was held at the Prudential Center as well. The Rock has also been home to plenty of college basketball, with the Seton Hall Pirates and NJIT Highlanders playing their home games there. The Prudential Center has also hosted the Legends Classic, as well as regional action in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, where Kentucky knocked off North Carolina to get to the Final Four.
Prudential Center has seen several big fights happen under its roof, with a number of explosive UFC main events taking place there. There have been two Jon 'Bones' Jones title fights at Prudential Center, with Jones knocking out Chael Sonnen and defeating Mauricio Rua as well. Georges St. Pierre has also defended a title at Prudential Center, winning a unanimous decision over Dan Hardy at UFC 111.
In addition to the above, Prudential Center was also the home of Super Bowl media day ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place in the nearby MetLife Stadium.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prudential Center Events and Tickets
What events are at Prudential Center?
Prudential Center is primarily used as the home of NHL's New Jersey Devils. However, Prudential Center does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Prudential Center schedule above.
How much are tickets at Prudential Center?
Prudential Center ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Prudential Center tickets can be found for as low as $24.00, with an average price of $142.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Prudential Center's address?
Prudential Center is located at 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102
What city is Prudential Center in?
Prudential Center is located in Newark
What is the capacity of Prudential Center?
Prudential Center has a capacity of roughly 16514, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Prudential Center opened?
Prudential Center was opened in 2007
Can you purchase tickets at the Prudential Center box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Prudential Center?
Prudential Center's phone number is 973-757-6625
Does Prudential Center offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Prudential Center. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Prudential Center have a coat check?
No, Prudential Center does not have a coat check.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Prudential Center's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Prudential Center will typically open 1-1.5 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Prudential Center?
Yes, bags are allowed at Prudential Center, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Prudential Center site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Prudential Center?
Yes, laptops are allowed at Prudential Center, but we recommend visiting the official Prudential Center site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Prudential Center?
Cameras are allowed at Prudential Center but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Prudential Center?
No, outside food is not allowed at Prudential Center but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Prudential Center?
No, outside drinks are not allowed at Prudential Center but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Prudential Center?
Only service animals are allowed at Prudential Center
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Prudential Center?
Prudential Center requires a ticket for any child who is 2 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Prudential Center?
Does Prudential Center offer sign language services?
Yes, Prudential Center offers sign language services for most events. Please contact the venue at 800-877-7575 to check whether they will be offered for your event.
Does Prudential Center offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Prudential Center offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 800-877-7575 to learn more.
Does Prudential Center have parking?
Yes, Prudential Center has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Prudential Center cost?
The cheapest parking near Prudential Center is usually at least $19
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