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“Great Venue”
Review of Prudential Center

Prudential Center
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
Reviewed December 12, 2008

I was there in November for the Tina Turner concert was pleasantly surprised. The cops are out in full force directing traffic. I also pre-paid for my parking and it was so convenient. We were in the yellow lot and if you park on the 4th level, there is a bridge connecting you to the center.......quite easy.

The venue is great. There really is no bad seat in the house. We left a few minutes early - we were in the lower level - and as we walked around we kept looking and the views did not disappoint.

The food though could be improved - soggy fries with chicken finger. However the staff at the center were extremely hospitable.

I did not expect much and was weary about the location but I was quite surprised and pleased. I also felt quite safe

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“The Rock:Great sports and entertainment spot”
Reviewed September 14, 2008

Opened in mid-2007 , this state of the art arena was designed as the home for the NHL NJ Devils. it also is home court for the Big East Seton Hall Pirates, and has hosted numerous traditional arena shows such as Ringling Brothers Circus, plus pop music acts including Celine Dion and the Spice Girls. Every effort to make a first class venue was taken and most have paid off. There isn't a bad seat in the house and the sound and light systems are the equal of any. A nice decorating touch is the jerseys from all the area High School hockey teams which are hung around the arena lobby.

If you have a chance to see a game or show, don't hesitate. There is easy train access from Newark Penn station 2 blocks away, and sufficient parking within a 2-3 block radius. Traffic can get a bit heavy especially on week nights so allow enough extra time if you do drive.

While Newark has a reputation for being a crime capital, the downtown area near the arena is safe, and there are hordes of police before and after events to keep suburbanites feeling so.

Food is fairly varied for a sports arena and you can get Cuban sandwiches, Jewish deli, plus the usual pizza, franks, etc. Plenty of bars with colorful designs also mix up your options. Of course, like all arenas, everything is overpriced, but thats just part of the way its done these days.

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