Prudential Center earns spot among best venues — for any sport

The Prudential Center in Newark was ranked by Front Office Sports as one of the 10 winners of its inaugural Best Venues Award.

This list, created in collaboration with Sports Innovation Lab, aimed to rank venues that were home to either professional, collegiate or minor league sports. The list was compiled using metrics.

Venues across the industry submitted applications and responded to questions about their technologies, mobile app features, food options/dietary inclusivity, transportation offerings, mixed-use functionality and overall venue design, and the responses were scored accordingly. The venues with the best fan experience were selected following this competitive process.

The Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils and Seton Hall’s men’s basketball team, was selected for its notable renovations and enhancements to the arena during the last couple of years. Newly opened premium spaces and offerings, welcoming Levy Restaurants as a new hospitality partner to elevate the food and beverage experience, and a variety of technological upgrades to support a cashless and touchless purchasing process highlight Prudential Center’s dedication to the fan experience as a world-class venue.

“It is an honor to stand as one of the winners of this accomplished list for Front Office Sports’ inaugural Best Venues Award,” Pru Center President Jake Reynolds said. “Prudential Center prides itself on its commitment to the fan experience and making this venue a marquee destination in New Jersey. We are continuously rolling out upgrades to ensure we provide our fans with the best experience, world-class service and something new to anticipate with each visit here.”

A look at the 10 honorees (listed alphabetically by home city):

  • Globe Life Field (Arlington, Texas): Home to Texas Rangers (Major League Baseball)
  • State Farm Arena (Atlanta): Home to Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
  • Moody Center (Austin, Texas): Home to University of Texas (NCAA men’s and women’s basketball)
  • TD Garden (Boston): Home to the Boston Celtics (NBA) and Boston Bruins (NHL)
  • Churchill Downs (Louisville, Kentucky): Home to the Kentucky Derby
  • Prudential Center (Newark): Home to the New Jersey Devils (NHL) and Seton Hall (NCAA men’s basketball)
  • Citi Field (New York): Home to the New York Mets (MLB)
  • Hard Rock Stadium (Miami): Home to the Miami Dolphins (NFL) and University of Miami (NCAA football)
  • Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia): Home to the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) and Villanova (NCAA men’s basketball)
  • Frost Bank Center (San Antonio): Home to the San Antonio Spurs (NBA)