The Prudential Center hosts sporting events, musical acts, and other events throughout the year, attracting many visitors due to its close proximity to New York City. The Newark-based arena was built in 2007 to serve as home base to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, who played their first game in the arena by October of the same year against the Ottawa Senators. Visitors to the Prudential Center benefit from the venue’s 9,000-square foot scoreboard, arena-wide Wi-Fi access, and abundant dining options.
The Devils share the Prudential Center as a home venue with the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team. Basketball fans have also enjoyed events like the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball regional semi-final, three seasons of home games for the WNBA’s New York Liberty, and the NBA Draft in 2011 and 2012. The Prudential Center has also been used for indoor soccer matches, WWE wrestling, and boxing matches. Music lovers have also frequented the Prudential Center for concerts by Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, and the Rolling Stones.
Parking Options at Prudential Center
There are several surface lots within a short walk of the Prudential Center that offers parking during the venue’s events. The Yellow 10 lot, known as the Parking Deck presented by Ford, accommodates event parking from $39 per spot for hockey games. The Yellow 13 lot is a surface lot located on Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street with spots starting at $38. The Green 5 lot south of the Prudential Center on Mulberry Street features spots starting at $25. Visitors to the Prudential Center can find additional parking by expanding their search to other areas in downtown Newark. The Green 6, 7, and 8 surface lots, located about a half-mile south of the arena, have spots available from $17. The Yellow 2 lot, a covered lot near the Newark Penn train station, is also available during most arena events.
The NJ Transit network of buses and trains provide extensive coverage for visitors and residents arriving from outside of Newark. The city’s Broad Street station is a commuter train stop for the Gladstone, Hackettstown, and Raritan Valley Lines west of the city. This station is located about 1.5 miles from the Prudential Center. NJ Transit also operates the Newark Light Rail line that operates from Broad Street to Grove Street seven days a week. The light rail can connect a Prudential Center visitor from the Broad Street Station to the Newark Penn Station within two blocks of the arena. Fares vary for the commuter trains based on distance traveled, while the light rail fare is $1.60 per one-way trip.
Another transit option to the Prudential Center is the PATH rapid transit line. This regional rail line connects Newark to Hoboken and Manhattan around the clock on a daily basis. The PATH train stops at Newark Penn Station with service every 5 minutes during peak traffic periods and every 30 minutes late at night. Fares for PATH rides start at $2.75 per one-way ride, providing an affordable option for Prudential Center visitors.
Reserve Parking for Your Event with ParkMobile
Make your next trip to the Prudential Center easier by using ParkMobile to find event parking in advance. ParkMobile eliminates stress when attending concerts, games, and special events at the Prudential Center by compiling all available, reservation-friendly parking options near the venue for each event. A quick search for “Prudential Center” in the ParkMobile app will show all covered parking and open-air lots within walking distance of the venue. You can also review details on parking prices and restrictions when reviewing reservation options. With a click or tap, you can reserve your spot ahead of time and gain access to your mobile parking pass.