Newark and its immediate surroundings are now home to three new sports venues.

 The largest is the Prudential Center AKA the Rock, completed in 2007.  It is the home of the New Jersey Devils (NHL) and (currently) the New Jersey Nets (NBA) as well as the Seton Hall University Pirates basketball team and myriad concerts and other events.  It holds 17,500 (hockey) to 18,500 (basketball) people.  Inside fans will find a wide assortment of food and beverages including the Ice Bar, Goal Bar etc. which are connected to the club seats. You'll also find a 350-seat restaurant with a view of the ice (must be reserved ahead).

The Rock is located just two blocks from Pennsylvania Station, which serves most of NJ Transit's rail lines, and a short light rail (Military Park station) or bus ride from Broad Street Station which hosts one of the two others.  There is also parking available at private garages in the area.  Marriott announced in May of 2010 that it will be building a Courtyard property adjacent to the arena.

Also in Newark is the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium home of the Newark Bears (ALPB) and the NJIT Highlanders and Rutgers Newark Scarlet Raiders collegiate baseball teams.  Confusingly, despite the name, there is no team called the Eagles currently tenant at Riverfront.  The name refers to the Eagles of the  Negro National League, with whom the International League Bears (after whom the current team is named) shared a stadium in the Ironbound section of Newark until 1967.The baseball stadium has its own light rail stop (Riverfront Stadium) and is an easy walk from the Broad Street station of NJ Transit.  It also has an adjacent parking deck within 100' of the gate which charges $5 per car for games.

 Across the river in Harrison (accessible from Penn Station by the Port Authority Trans Hudson Railroad (PATH)) is the 25,000 seat Red Bull Arena, home of the New York Red Bulls (MLS - formerly MetroStars), completed in 2010.