Izod Center is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, standing alongside Giants Stadium and the Meadowlands Race Course. Located off the New Jersey turnpike, the venue is only a few miles outside of Manhattan.Year Opened: 1981
Capacity: 19,968 (Nets), 19,040 (Devils), 20,000 (general event)
Architect: Grad Partnership
Web Site: meadowlands.com
Anchor Tenants: New Jersey Nets (NBA) / New Jersey Devils (NHL) / Seton Hall (NCAA)
Parking: Plenty of parking spaces on the Meadowlands complex.
Directions: 50 Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073. From the George Washington Bridge: Follow Interstate 95 South signs to the New Jersey Turnpike south western spur (Sports Complex to exit 16W), which provides direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas. From the Lincoln Tunnel: Take Route 3 West and follow the signs to the Sports Complex and Racetrack. Traveling North on the New Jersey Turnpike: Follow the Western Spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to Sports Complex parking areas. If congested, use eastern spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to Route 3 West, follow directions above. Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway: Garden State Parkway South to exit 163 (Route 17). Follow Route 17 to Paterson Plank Road. Take Paterson Plank Road east to the Sports Complex. Traveling North on the Garden State Parkway: Garden State Parkway North to exit 153A (Route 3). Follow Route 3 East to the Sports Complex. From Holland Tunnel or Brooklyn-Staten Island Bridge Crossings: Take New Jersey Turnpike extension to the Turnpike North. Follow directions above.
Izod Center is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, standing alongside Giants Stadium and the Meadowlands Race Course. Located off the New Jersey turnpike, the venue is only a few miles outside of Manhattan.
Home to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, and the Seton Hall University (NCAA) men’s basketball team, the arena was a joint venture between Grad Partnership and Dilullo, Clauss, Ostroki & Partners. Originally named the Brendan Byrne Arena when it opened, the building was renamed in 1996 as Continental Airlines Arena and 2007 as Izod Center
A popular site for concerts, the arena was designed with exceptional acoustics in mind and has a lesser facility fee for artists than competing venues. Bruce Springsteen was the arena’s inaugural event when he opened the first of six concerts on July 2, 1981. The Nets made their debut on October 30 of that year against the New York Knicks.