Sports in Newark

Index of Sports

Prudential Center

Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium

Golden Dome Athletic Center

Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center

Sports Teams
New Jersey Devils Ice Hockey

Jersey Express Bascktball

Jersey Express Soccer Club

Rutgers University-Newark Scarlet Raiders

NJIT: Highlanders

Prudential Center

25 Lafayette St Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)

Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the central business district of Newark, New Jersey, United States. It was designed by HOK Sport (now Populous), with the exterior designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. Opened in 2007, Prudential Center is the home of the National Hockey League's (NHL) New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team. The arena seats 17,625 patrons for hockey and 18,711 for basketball. Fans and sports writers have affectionately nicknamed the arena "The Rock" in reference to the Rock of Gibraltar, the corporate logo of Prudential Financial, a financial institution that owns the naming rights to the arena and is headquartered within walking distance of it. In December 2013, the arena ranked third nationally and ninth internationally for self-reported annual revenue.

Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium

450 Broad St Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)

Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, originally simply Riverfront Stadium, is a 6,200-seat baseball park in Newark, New Jersey, USA, that is currently home to the baseball teams from Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology. The stadium was built for the Newark Bears, a minor league expansion franchise in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball awarded to the city in 1999. The stadium hosted its first regular season baseball game on July 16, 1999, when the Bears took on the Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds. The Bears played in the stadium from 1999 until 2013, having later moved to the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, before the folded. The stadium is named in honor of the original Bears, who were the top farm club of the New York Yankees from 1946 until 1949, and the Newark Eagles, who played in the Negro Leagues.

Rutgers University Golden Dome Athletic Center

42 Warren Street Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)

A landmark building on campus, The Golden Dome Athletic Center is the headquarters for athletics and recreation at Rutgers University-Newark. The geodesic dome main arena seats 1,002 spectators. A two-court auxiliary/recreation gym provides additional practice space for Scarlet Raiders teams. Men's and women's basketball and volleyball play all of their home games in The Golden Dome. Over the past five years, the playing arena has been completely refurbished.  The floor was replaced with a wood suspension system, chair-seating replaced wooden bleachers, and new scoreboard and sound systems were installed. The Golden Dome also features a 7,000-square-foot fitness center, a 25-yard swimming pool, two racquetball courts, a dance/exercise studio, a conference area and locker rooms. Varsity locker rooms, the athletic training room and equipment/laundry services are located on the lower level of The Golden Dome. Finished in 1977, The Golden Dome was the first major recreation and athletics facility constructed on the Newark campus. The auxiliary gym, pool, racquetball courts, conference rooms and additional locker room were added in 1993.

Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center

New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ 07103 (Map)

The main gym underwent a renovation in summer of 2006. The makeover included the installation of a new floor, sound system, lighting, scoreboards, and baskets; a repositioning of the main playing court, and entirely new seating for more then 1,000 spectators. Future plans include addition of more seating, which will nearly double the seating capacity, and a new lobby entrance. The Highlanders fencing teams practice and host meets in the Fleisher Multi-Purpose Room. This area has three permanent strips, and is equipped with the latest in electrical strips and speed targets. A six-lane 25 yard pool swimming pool in Fleisher Athletic Center is home to the NJIT men's and women's swim teams. Other amenities include a fitness center, two weight rooms, sauna, training room, locker rooms, racquetball courts, and jogging track.

New Jersey Devils Ice-Hockey

The New Jersey Devils are a professional hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey, that competes in the National Hockey League (NHL). They are members of the league's Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded in Kansas City, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved after two seasons to Denver, where they were known as the Colorado Rockies, then established itself in New Jersey in 1982. For their first 25 seasons in New Jersey, the Devils were based at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford and played their home games at Brendan Byrne Arena. Prior to the 2007–08 season, the Devils relocated to Newark and now play their home games at the Prudential Center.

Jersey Express Basketball

The Jersey Express is a team in the American Basketball Association based in East Orange, New Jersey. The team was formed in 2005 as the Newark Express. Marsha Blount  is the owner of the team. The team previously played at the gym at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey and at Drew University. The Home venue for the 2015-2016 season is the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex in Paterson, New Jersey.

Jersey Express Soccer Club

Jersey Express is an American team based in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 2007, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Prior to the 2011 season the team was known as Newark Ironbound Express. The team plays its home games at Lubetkin Field on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where they have played since 2008. The team's colors are white, emerald and gold. Jersey Express also fields two youth teams: a team in the USL's Super-20 League for players 17 to 20 years of age, which is run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella, and a National Soccer Acdemy team for boys and girls, aged 10-18 years.


Rutgers University-Newark Scarlet Raiders

The Rutgers University-Newark Scarlet Raiders field teams for NCAA competition in 14 Division III sports (7 each for men and women): men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's volleyball, baseball (men) and softball (women). The Scarlet Raiders are members of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and the Continental Volleyball Conference.


NJIT: Highlanders

The Highlanders are the varsity sport members of the Division I NCAA-affiliated sports teams of New Jersey Institute of Technology. The school colors are red and white, with navy. NJIT's athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I. The men's volleyball team plays in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) conference, the men's swimming and diving team plays in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, the men's soccer team plays in the Sun Belt Conference, the women's tennis team plays in the America East Conference, and the rest of the teams play as independents after the demise of the Great West Conference after the 2012–13 season. The club-level ice hockey team plays in the Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference. In December 2013, NJIT announced intentions to form a Division I Men's Lacrosse program for the 2015 season. On 6 December 2014 NJIT's basketball team defeated the nationally ranked (#17) Michigan Wolverines making headlines on national sports reports.

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