With a 15th anniversary season at hand, Prudential Center upgrades are on tap for the home of the New Jersey Devils in the 2022-2023 NHL season.
It was 15 years ago today that New Jersey legends Bon Jovi and My Chemical Romance opened the doors to Newark’s entertainment facility. Since then, Prudential Center has hosted over 2,500 events and more than 20 million guests. A packed lineup is on tap, with several venue upgrades announced.
“We are grateful for the entire state’s support over the past 15 years, as we continually strive to deliver marquee content to New Jersey’s ‘Town Hall’ right here in Newark,” said Jake Reynolds, President, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center, via press release. “As we come off a record-high year, we are incredibly proud of the reputation we have forged in successfully entertaining spectators, hosting artists, promoting sponsors, and serving as a steward for our community. This will be a very special year at Prudential Center, and we look forward to celebrating a historic anniversary with our passionate fans, alongside some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.”
In addition to being the home of the Devils, who celebrate their 40th anniversary this season, and Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, Prudential Center also hosts the Devils’ practice facility (RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House) and the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center, which also celebrates its fifth anniversary this week.
New to Prudential Center this NHL season:
- Sound System Updates: Prudential Center debuted its brand-new audio sound system, which consists of eight-line arrays and 22 delay ring locations that feature Adamson speakers and Lab Gruppen amplifiers. The system was designed by Anthony James Partners (AJP) and integrated by CV Lloyde and Star-Lo Communications.
- Mobile App: The brand-new Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils app is the home for all Devils and PruCenter news and information. It is your key to The Rock featuring all arena events, including ticket management, an interactive concourse and bowl map, A-Z arena guide, food, beverage, merchandise information and more.
- Premium Space Updates: Prudential Center launched its newest all-inclusive premium experience: Studio Suites. These first-of-their-kind, exclusive suites are close to the action on the lower-level and include an open-arena experience with a premium all-inclusive in-suite featuring upscale food, reserved parking pass, up to eight tickets in a private suite and much more.
- New Food Concepts: Specialty dining concepts include Piez Italian Eatery home of the official New Jersey Devils Meatball and other Italian favorites, traditional Mexican street food at Street Taco Cantina (presented by Goya), slow smoked BBQ at Mighty Quinn’s, burgers and hotdogs at Black Board Burgers and Japanese-infused hotdogs and tots at Sumo Dog.
- New Food Options at Classic Stands: a classic Taylor ham (or pork roll) sandwich, Jersey fries, beef cheesesteak, mushroom and pepper cheesesteak, calamari, crab cakes, Goya-spiced half rotisserie chicken plate, chicken bowl, and falafel bowl.
- New and Improved Full-Service Bars: Spotlighting Heineken Deck on the main concourse, PlayUp Lounge, Bud Red Light Bar, the Hijole! Tequila Bar, and Jersey Spirit.
- New Building Partners Include: Parking Deck presented by Hyundai, Hyundai Skybridge, Hyundai Club, Stick Toss Ale, LeGrand Coffee House with Souvenir Cups, Fairwinds Estate Winery, and Path Water.
Photo courtesy Prudential Center.