25 Lafayette St | Newark, NJ 07102 | (973)-757-6000
Prudential Center, affectionately known as “The Rock” (in reference to the logo used by Prudential Financial), stands in downtown Newark, New Jersey, and is home to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and NCAA basketball’s Seton Hall Pirates. It continually ranks among the nation’s most successful arenas in annual revenue, ranking third overall as recently as December 2013, and is widely credited for helping revitalize the city of Newark and its downtown area. This guide will help you navigate the area with directions, parking information and more to make your time at Prudential Center as convenient as possible!
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PRUDENTIAL CENTER PARKING MAP
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With over 3,500 parking spaces in a two-block radius, Prudential Center is widely considered one of America’s most easily-accessible sports arenas. Some of the more popular options include:
- One Gateway Center Garage (43 Raymond Plaza W.) – $18 (0.24-mile walk)
- Welcome Parking (1160 Raymond Blvd.) – $15 (0.17-mile walk)
- 38 Bank St. – $17.50 (0.21-mile walk)
Parking spaces are also available for purchase in advance. Visit Prudential Center’s parking page for more information.
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Prudential Center complies fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Contact the Prudential Center Box Office at 800-745-3000 for more details or visit the arena’s ADA information page.
Designated handicap parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for vehicles which display the state-issued disability placard or license plate. Handicap spaces can also be purchased in advance online.
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Tailgating is not allowed around or near the Prudential Center for hockey games or any other live events. City ordinances prohibit both grilling on sidewalks and open bottles and/or liquor containers. However, the Prudential Center and everything within it is always open 90 minutes before the start of every event, and this includes the popular Bud Lite Goal Bar, Fire Lounge, Ice Lounge, and a 350-seat restaurant.
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From New Jersey Turnpike North: Take Exit 14 toward I-78 and take the center ramp after the toll booth toward US-1-9. Continue on US-1-9 for about three miles and exit on the right onto RT-21 McCarter Hwy. Take the Broad Street exit on the right and continue northbound on Broad Street, and then turn right onto Lafayette Street. Prudential Center will be on the left.
From New Jersey Turnpike South: Take Exit 15W onto I-280 westbound and turn right on Exit 15A towards Route 21 South. Turn right onto Rector Street and then turn left onto Broad Street. Continue southbound on Broad Street and turn left onto Lafayette Street. Prudential Center will be on the left.
From New York City: From the Lincoln Tunnel or George Washington Bridge, follow signs for New Jersey Turnpike South and take Exit 15W onto I-280 westbound. From here, directions are same as from New Jersey Turnpike South.
From Newark Liberty International Airport: Follow signs for US 1 N / US 9 N / US-22. Continue northbound on US-1-9 and exit on the left toward RT-21 Newark Downtown, and then take the Broad Street exit on the right. Continue northbound on Broad Street and turn right onto Lafayette Street. Prudential Center will be on the left.
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- NJ TRANSIT offers over two dozen bus routes and six rail lines to Newark, as well as the Newark Light Rail system.
- NEWARK PENN STATION is only two blocks from Prudential Center, which is also connected to the Newark Broad Street Station by both bus and Light Rail services.
- PATH offers 24-7 rail transportation which connects Newark with Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan, New York. With thirteen total stations, PATH’s Newark terminal is only a short walk from Prudential Center and can be reached from any of the other stations. PATH also works with Prudential Center to accommodate guests returning from events late at night.
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Official Prudential Center Page > Official page for the Prudential Center.
Prudential Center Parking Page > Official parking information and directions.
Prudential Center Parking at SpotHero > See parking availability for upcoming events.
Prudential Center at Ticketmaster > Find tickets and upcoming event information for concerts, sports and more.